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Management Accountant

Product: Metals
Location: London, UK
Salary: Competitive

Overview

Our client, an International Commodity Trading Company, are seeking a  Management Accountant responsible for providing the accounting information for the group companies which are prepared in London office under the supervision of the Financial Controller.

 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline.
  • Member of one of the professional accounting bodies.
  • 2+ years of progressive controlling / planning / finance / accounting preferably in both an operational and corporate environment.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Working knowledge with international regulations, laws on accounting and taxation.
  • Experience of SAP and Tableau considered advantageous and strong Excel skills required.

 

Financial Accounting, Reporting & Planning:

Metals Trading Accounting and Reporting

  • Prepare and analyze daily trading profit/loss reports.
  • Prepare daily broker reconciliations.

Month-End Reporting

  • Prepare and post journal entries using SAP.
  • Complete monthly journals reclassifying trade debtors and creditors, finance changes and committed inventory and bank balances.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts.
  • Prepare and submit legal entity group reporting in Condor to ZFR for consolidation purposes.
  • Prepare the overall monthly management accounts package in a timely and accurate manner, which includes trading analysis of the trading profit/loss, reconciliation of earnings before tax and review of expenses including travel and entertaining analysis.
  • Prepare fixed assets schedule and agree back to general ledger.
  • Prepare debtors and creditors analysis.

Year-End Reporting

  • Prepare and submit year-end Notes package to ZFR for consolidation purposes.
  • Liaise with the external auditors during the year-end group reporting process.
  • Involvement in preparation of the statutory accounts.

Tax Management

  • Prepare tax returns, analyse VAT (UK and foreign equivalents) and provide cost summary analysis for corporation tax purposes.
  • Assist in tax-related inquiries.

Treasury

  • Assist in cash management, e.g. management of foreign exposures, in accordance with Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Respond to inquiries from Treasury regarding cash flow and liquidity.

Forecasts and Budgets

  • Preparation of the monthly forecasting for the revenue streams and expenses.
  • Preparation of the annual budget.
  • Preparation of weekly cash flow forecasting.

 

Compliance:

  • Ensure that a robust system of internal controls exists in order to satisfy internal, year-end, Financial Reporting Compliance (FRS) audits and FSA regulations.
  • Ensure that guidelines are properly implemented and that requirements are fulfilled.

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