Legal Entity Controller

Financial Services
London, United Kingdom
GBP80000 - GBP90000 per annum
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
This London based Legal Entity Controller role is with a leading financial services firm.


The responsibilities of the successful candidate for this London based Legal Entity Controller role will include:
  • Maintain accurate accounting records across our UK companies, including those for two FCA regulated entities, under US GAAP and UK GAAP
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and analysis on business performance for Finance management, Executive Committee and boards, including status reports on the income statement, balance sheet, regulatory and working capital and liquidity
  • Preparation of income statement, balance sheet, and financial resource forecasts, including stress-testing and reverse stress-testing for our regulated entities
  • Preparation of monthly SOX package ensuring that balances are accurate and substantiated. Collaborate with colleagues within the Finance organization to gather SOX support from functionalized teams (e.g., credit control, treasury control, compensation/payroll accountants, etc.) and prepare presentation materials for management SOX review
  • Ongoing assessment of the broader control framework for our UK entities; advise on and implement process improvements
  • Research into technical accounting and disclosure queries, documenting and presenting accounting policy papers to management for approval
  • Collaboration with Finance teams in Europe and US to meet operational targets and deliver ad-hoc projects, across UK, Europe, Middle East and US, as necessary

Statutory reporting & audit
  • Production of annual audited financial statements for our UK entities by the regulatory or statutory deadlines
  • Planning and management of annual audits, ensuring that audits run smoothly, and over-runs are minimized. Documentation of audit observations; recommend and implement solutions to remediate observations in a timely manner. Undertake post-audit assessment and identification of lessons learned with aim of improving audit for the subsequent year

Regulatory reporting & compliance
  • Timely and accurate submission of regulatory and statistical reporting requirements
  • Ensure that the UK entities maintain adequate levels of financial resources to support operations of the business, and remain compliant with regulatory financial resource requirements
  • Prepare annual Internal Capital and Risk Assessment (ICARA) for FCA regulated entities in the UK
  • Liaise with regulatory advisors on regulation interpretation, reporting requirements and change implementation, for example IFPR and climate reporting


The successful candidate will have the following exposure:
  • Extensive prior experience in a technical accounting, or controllership role
  • Experience of month end close and financial statement preparation and audit
  • A relevant professional qualification (ACA or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of and experience with US GAAP is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to partner across the business and build strong relationships across the organisation
  • Ability to prioritise, and effectively manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel (VLOOKUP's, Pivot Tables, SUMIFs)
  • Workday, Adaptive and Workiva systems knowledge an advantage

Job Offer

Attractive salary and benefits package.

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