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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH124731_1635234706
Contact Name: Liam Thomas
Contact Email: liam.thomas@investigo.co.uk
Job Published: October 26, 2021 08:52

Job Description

Investigo are currrently partnered with a FTSE listed business in central London who are looking for a Financial Controller for one of their key divisions. As FC you will have ownership of all accounting processes relating to c.£17bn of liquid assets, primarily equities and bonds, but also cash and derivatives, held at our 3rd party custodian You will be responsible for the control framework, based around substantiation of month end balances, to ensure that the Schemes' accounting records accurately reflect the assets held.

In this role you will be responsible for implementing a redesigned end to end accounting process, for important custodian data into our GL, delivering a significant improvement in timeliness and quality of the reported data. You will be required to partner with the Middle and Front Offices, and the 3rd party custodian, to deliver these improvements and to ensure that the Finance team delivers information that supports business needs while continuing to meet our regulatory and compliance requirements

Your main responsibilities as Financial Controller will involve:

  • Ownership of the accounting processes and records for all equities, bonds, cash and derivatives held at our external custodian
  • Being the primary point of contact for Debt and Equity desks within BAPFIM and day to day operational contact with the custodian
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining controls, including analytical reviews and exception-based controls, to provide efficient assurance that the accounting records fairly state the scheme's financial position
  • Implementing new monthly processes so that journals are processed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner to reflect custody positions and transactions in the GL
  • Designing and operating controls over security pricing to identify and address any risks of stale or otherwise inaccurate pricing
  • Maintaining the GL structure so that it reflects the schemes' operational account structure and meets reporting needs, in particular when new investment products or accounts are introduced.
  • Liaising with the custodian to deliver continuous improvement in timing and accuracy of data feeds, moving towards a long term goal of use of automated interfaces
  • Being a key contact for external auditors as part of our year round audit process

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Proven experience working as an Investment Accounting professional specialising in Equities and/or Bonds
  • Significant experience of design, testing and implementing of new processes and systems
  • Qualified accountant - ACA / ACCA / CIMA