Product Controller

London, United Kingdom
60k - 65k
23 Nov 2022
23 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Responsibilities Include:
  • Preparing daily P&L for trading desks
  • Performing daily and monthly IPV for trading inventories
  • Maintaining and updating models for charging out cash capital and liquidity reserves
  • Responsibility for month end close processes including P&L and Balance Sheet reconciliations and posting ledger entries
  • Revenue and balance sheet substantiation at a currency level
  • Ensuring that the month end closing schedule is completed in an accurate & timely manner
  • Providing analysis to the business and senior management on an as needed basis - for example, a monthly comparison of reported to actual P&L analysis which explains the variances
  • Proposing new procedures which streamline reporting, improve accuracy and efficiency
  • Assisting with the implementation of new systems infrastructure
  • Liaising with External Auditors regarding account balances and product control processes
  • Being alert to Conduct Risk issues, specifically the risk of harm to client interests, market integrity and/or competition in financial markets due to inappropriate practices or behaviours across the firm

Skills Required:

  • Accounting experience (ideally part/fully qualified accountant but will consider unqualified with relevant experience)
  • Must have prior experience of product control
  • Interest in and awareness of financial services and financial instruments
  • Strong problem solving skill set
  • Communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner. Adapt communications to suit different situations, individuals or teams
  • Ability to demonstrate the following behaviours: Continuous Improvement, Flexibility and Professional Scepticism
  • Interest in developing and continuously strengthening controls and processes
  • Willing to adapt to changing situations and willing to implement improvements to enhance efficiency and the control environment, when identified
  • Confidence and ability to interact with Front Office and functional support areas
  • An understanding of the importance of balance sheet substantiation and the integrity of the information that will be derived by the Product Control team
  • Works well with others - team oriented
  • Ability to multi task
  • Self-motivated who excels in a high pressure, hands on environment
  • Organised and able to prioritise under tight and conflicting deadlines
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills for data manipulation, comparison, investigation, etc

This is a great opportunity for a candidate to develop in Product Control for a world- renowned FS firm. Candidates without the required experience unfortunately cannot be considered.