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  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Finance & Tax
  • Division:
    IBP Business Enablement
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

Financial Accountant (5418)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

How would we describe the team?

Investec provides Investment Banking, Specialist Finance and Trading capabilities to a range of Corporate & Institutional clients. The Financial Control team supports the business with the production of financial and management reporting as well as implementing controls. The team also assists with the development of reporting and operational infrastructure.


The team supports the Treasury, Trading and Credit Investment desks within the bank. The role sits in a sub team within the wider Finance team of approximately 20 professionals. The team works closely with numerous divisions across the bank in an environment that is conducive to personal development and growth.

What will your role and key responsibilities entail?

• Work closely with the Product Control and Front Office teams to ensure integrity of financial information with particular emphasis on accounting complexities e.g. hedge accounting
• Partner with the business and client leads to provide relevant and accurate financial planning and management information which can be used for decision making e.g. budgets. forecasting, variance analysis.
• Liaison with internal/external audit and all areas of the bank in an advisory and problem solving capacity
• Execution of month-end accounting (balance sheet substantiation, FOBO P&L reconciliation, journal processing)
• Financial analysis and detailed commentary of significant movements and variances in income statement and balance sheet
• Preparation of semi-annual and annual financial statement disclosures and quarterly financial reporting for UK and EU regulators, relevant to division, for consolidation by Group Finance
• Preparation of annual financial statements for subsidiaries and being lead contact in the external audit.
• Monitor and maintain FX exposures within allowed risk limits.
• Ensure a strong, adequate control environment to ensure operational risk is minimised
• Analyse processes and systems and initiate change/enhancements to reduce manual process resulting in more efficient reporting and reduced operational risk
• Involvement in relevant projects
• Understand capital markets products and application of relevant IFRS, particularly IFRS9 for new products and structures
Provision of information for tax (transfer pricing, allowable/disallowable expenses, VAT return info)

What core skills and knowledge do we look for?

Technical skills and knowledge
• Qualified Accountant
• Financial control experience
• Understanding of capital markets products
• Technical understanding and application of IFRS standards, particularly IFRS9
• Proficient in use of the MS Office Suite, particularly Excel & PowerPoint
• Systematic approach in analysing and solving problems with excellent attention to detail
• Regulatory Knowledge as applicable to role


Personal Skills
• Act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating our customers fairly
• Proactive, have initiative & drive, willing to take on extra responsibility
• Ability to prioritise
• Creative and willing to work in a constantly changing environment
• Coaching & Assessment (compulsory for Managers and Supervisors)


 
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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN
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Dawn Ermes

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance