Job description

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

Investment Accountant (6 months fixed term contract) (4618)

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!

Role: Investment Accountant (6 month secondment)

Location: London

What  does the team do?

The team is responsible for the accounting, financial control and reporting around the bank's private equity and property investments in the UK, Hong Kong, and Australia.

What does the role involve?

This is an exciting, unique opportunity and offers exposure to senior levels of management, and will involve interacting directly with desk heads to develop an in depth understanding of the investments, working on valuations, and reporting results to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders - including external auditors, regulatory capital, tax and other finance teams.

This role will typically include:

  • Ensuring the integrity of the general ledger on a monthly basis, including posting journals and performing key reconciliations
  • Working on and developing budget and forecast models for the business, and presenting these to different stakeholders.
  • Performing valuations of investments, reviewing and checking valuation models, including NPV, PE multiples and fund NAVs.
  • Reviewing various investment and legal documentation to ensure the correct accounting treatment is being applied to different investments.
  • Periodic reporting to satisfy the needs of various internal and external stakeholders, including: daily flash reporting, monthly MI and audit packs.
  • Reviewing the interface between the general ledger, Investec source systems and various reporting platforms
  • Monitoring FX exposures and funding levels with central treasury.
  • Preparing annual statutory accounts and working with external auditors
  • Working on various change projects and responding to ad hoc queries,
  • Supporting the accounting function of the US businesses.
  • Preparing transactions and accounts for investment properties.

What core skills and knowledge are we looking for?

Technical knowledge/ education

  • Experience in accounting, financial planning and analysis desirable
  • Experience in financial services desirable.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Personable and confident manner, including ability to interact with desk heads and senior management.
  • Familiarity with JDE and Essbase would be beneficial
  • Good understanding of IFRS
  • Good excel working knowledge
  • Team player
  • Can-do approach
  • Systematic approach in analysing and solving problems with good attention to detail
  • Self starter

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

Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman

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