The role involves liaising with other areas of the Financial Control Groups on a regular basis with regards to month end issues as well as ad-hoc accounting queries.
Involvement in the monthly/quarterly/half-yearly/yearly financial reporting processes including:
Assistance with Full Year & Half Year Statutory Financial statements. Main areas of responsibility are the balance sheet and ledger based notes and reports preparation for income statements.
Month end checks and general ledger hygiene activities
Preparing the Group’s Statutory Balance Sheet on a monthly basis.
Assistance with restricted accounts and cost center approvals as required
Assisting business units / financial control teams as required (both technical and practical assistance)
Completion of ad-hoc project work.
Key Skills Required-
Educational Qualification and Background- CA/CPA qualified with 3 to 4 years’ experience in either Financial Services or a listed company.
Business Knowledge– Knowledge of Investment Banking would be beneficial.
Leadership Skills– This person will be an integral part of the Financial Reporting team & the broader Group Finance function.
Interpersonal Skills– Must be a team player who can also work autonomously.
Client Orientation- A firm commitment to deal with questions and issues as they arise from the business accounting areas is a key function of this role.
Technical Specialist Skills-Strong financial accounting knowledge including a good working knowledge of consolidations.Knowledge of automation tools like Alteryx, Power BI, Robotics etc is desirable.
Planning and Organizing Skills-Due to the continual time pressures this team works under, month end, quarter end, half year & year end, the successful candidate will need to ensure they plan their work to ensure they meet the required deadlines.
Personality Characteristics- Must be a keen learner & communicator with good attention to detail & the ability to deal with complex issues & structures. Self starter who enjoys working in a team environment with drive to pursue a challenging career in financial services.