Corporate Accounting Associate - Global Hedge Fund - £50,000 - £60,000 + Bonus + Full Benefits - Lon

Recruiter
LH Partners
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£50k - £60k
Posted
24 Jul 2022
Closes
23 Aug 2022
Ref
15588204
Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Corporate Accounting team is a growing global team that is responsible for all accounting matters for the management companies of the hedge fund, private equity and venture capital business, including, but not limited to, the month-end accounting, the preparation and review of financial statements as well as regulatory reports. The team also partners closely with the Tax department and local service providers to support in the preparation of numerous tax filings and projections.

Profile/Search Criteria:
  1. Qualified (ACA or ACCA) accountant with a university degree with professional training from a Big 4 or Top 6 accountancy practice
  2. Ideally asset/investment management coverage within practice or industry
  3. Experience with FCA regulatory regime and reporting requirements is a plus
  4. Experience with tax advisory or reporting work is a plus (but not essential)
  5. Confident communicator with the ability to develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders

Responsibility:
  • Responsible for the monthly management company close and financial and regulatory reporting requirements for the Firm's management companies including:
    • Recording and/or reviewing journal entries (e.g. cash, prepaids, fixed assets, revenue, and expense accruals) in Workday, the Firm's dynamic ERP system
    • Reconciling balance sheet accounts
    • Consolidating multiple entities for reporting purposes
    • Preparing monthly reporting packages
    • Participating in monthly accounting/business review meetings with senior leadership.
    • Analysing accounting and business results and making recommendations to management on future courses of action
    • Collaborating with other teams including legal, tax, facilities, financial planning & analysis, payroll, accounts payable and technology to ensure all monthly close tasks have been completed
    • Preparing regulatory and statistical accounting reports
  • Driver to the annual financial statements audit process, including the timely response to audit requests, drafting/reviewing financial statements.
  • Assist in documenting, implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and reports in response to requests for information by management
  • Think dynamically, collaboratively, strategically and globally to help the team manage risk, enhance processes and solve problems.
  • Foster strong relationships with various departments within the firm.
  • Assist in exploring technological solutions to help the team solve everyday problems and drive efficiency.

Skills and experience required:
  • University degree
  • Qualified Accountant designation
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience, most recently at a professional services firm providing auditing and/or accounting services to financial services companies, ideally asset management firms
  • Experience with FCA regulatory regime and reporting requirements is a plus
  • Experience with taxes is a plus
  • Attention to detail and commitment to getting to the right answer
  • Experience with internal financial control-based requirements
  • Highly proactive & organized
  • Strong data analysis skills/experience
  • Experience with general ledger systems; Workday experience is a plus, but is not required
  • Ability to think creatively and critically to solve problems
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, with proficiency in French as a plus (but not essential)

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