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Financial Controller

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Financial Controller 

London Based (Hybrid)


Our client is a leading electronic trading venue who are looking to bring in a Financial Controller for their UK entities, managing an existing team. The role reports into the CFO.  

What you will be doing:

  • Daily Revenue and client management/KPI reporting
  • Maintenance and control of the general ledger (and subsidiary ledgers)
  • B2B Divisional month-end accounting procedures including review of P+L and Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • B2B Divisional month-end reporting including and understanding variances
  • Preparation and presentation of B2B monthly management accounts
  • Preparation of B2B monthly consolidated management accounts and financial reports
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Preparation of UK accounts and lead external audit
  • Support the B2B budget process
  • Prepare and submit VAT returns
  • Assist with UK and European corporation tax computations
  • Automation of daily reports
  • Integration with other Group systems
  • Improvements to current processes

What you will bring:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 5 years+ relevant post qualification experience
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm – a genuine desire to assist the business in achieving an ambitious growth strategy
  • Experience working within the Financial Services industry, ideally within trading / capital markets
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience leading a team of part qualified staff
  • Knowledge of various accounting standards including UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Practical accounting knowledge
  • A positive attitude and good team-work skills
  • Experience with general ledger and subsidiary ledger processing and related controls
  • A working knowledge of SAP general ledger system
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and deliver output
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Good at relationship building and influencing/persuasion
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements and a commitment to improve the effectiveness of process and reporting across the Group
  • Knowledge of FCA RegData returns including P+L, Balance Sheet and Capital Adequacy




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