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Management Accountant

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Location: London, UK

Overview

The Management Accountant provides accounting support for the group companies under the supervision of the Financial Controller. The position provides financial reporting in accordance with internal, external requirements and regulations, in compliance with Company guidelines.

 

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 / understanding and applicability of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Working knowledge / familiarity with international regulations and laws on accounting and taxation.
  • Previous working experience of SAP and Tableau considered an asset and intermediate / advanced Excel skills required.

 

Responsibilities

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 at month end.
  • Prepare and submit legal entity group reporting in Condor to FFR for consolidation purposes in a timely manner.
  • 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 at month-end.
  • Prepare debtors and creditors analyses.
  • Support digitalisation of processes to improve efficiency and enhance analytical performance.


Year-End Reporting

  • Prepare and submit year-end Notes package to FFR for consolidation purposes in a timely manner.
  • 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 department 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 to satisfy internal, year-end, Financial Reporting Compliance (FRS) audits and FCA regulations in a timely manner, including an update of Process Controls as and when required.
  • Ensure that Company guidelines are properly implemented and that requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner.


Ad-hoc Projects

  • Provide project support, assistance, and cover for other team members when and as needed.

 

Work environment

Business environment

  • The Division is an operating division headquartered in the United States.
  • Precious and Base Metals Services is a global business unit within the Catalysts division.
  • This position operates within a highly complex, multiple product (including precious metals) and operations environment.
  • Organizational relationships are complex as this business operates on a global level comprising of all regions and includes joint venture partners. Close cooperation with corporate functions, Treasury, Berlin Service Platform and etc is required.

 

Internal and external relationships

  • Interacts with local finance organizations in Tokyo, Shanghai & New Jersey and other corporate departments
  • Interacts frequently with all levels of the business unit, local finance organizations and corporate departments.
  • Interacts frequently with members of the business unit in the region, local finance/treasury organizations and corporate departments.
  • Interacts with external and internal auditors.

 

Supervisory responsibilities:

  • None

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