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About our client
Our client is searching for a Financial Reporting Assistant Manager to join their Financial Accounting and Advisory team. This is a specialist team who primarily service complex large scale and Multinational Companies and focus on being a centralised point of contact for their global requirements.
This role will suit an ambitious motivated person who is willing and interested in getting involved with helping the team. It involves working closely with Partners and other senior personnel internally but also with key people from our client's multinational client base.
The candidate will be reporting directly to the associate directors, directors and partners in the business unit (BU). The candidate should have a strong background in the financial services industry and understand the challenges and trends which affect this sector. The candidate should be experienced in delivering projects regarding the achievement of operational excellence, transition management and remediation.
Business development requirements
The candidate would be expected to contribute to the development of the business as follows:
Providing input into the design and implementation of the business unit strategy;
Working with senior team members to determine the products and services to be delivered;
Improving the financial statement close process through reduction in timelines, or increasing the robustness or quality of the output;
Introducing new or improved management information through the use of new BI tools or the introduction and monitoring of appropriate KPI's.
This is also a technical role and a deep understanding of the financial reporting and finance functions within various financial services sectors would be expected.
Strong experience in the preparation of financial statements in asset management, insurance and/or banking;
Experience in a variety of funds types / structures such as mutual funds, UCITs, ICAVs, Private equity, REITs, SPVs an advantage;
Experience in automated financial reporting packages for asset management an advantage;
Proficient accountant, with a strong understanding of GAAP/IFRS.
The candidate would be responsible for managing the delivery of a number of engagements and would be required to carry out the following tasks:
Assist in maintaining and developing key client relationships;
Assist with the on-shoring or off-shoring of financial reporting and finance related processes.
Design and implementation of project plans;
Diagnosis, stabilisation and process redesign arising from a critical business or P&L issues;
Ensure completion of assignments within appropriate budget and timeframe;
Manage a team while on assignment;
Commercial / business awareness;
A passion for client service.
Deep knowledge of financial services / asset management industry either directly or through practice;
Appropriate professional qualification, which may be based in accounting or another appropriate discipline;
2-4 years PQE practical experience of auditing or preparing financial statements;
Self-motivated and ability to work within a team;
Strong project management skills;
Strong communicator, highly articulate with good report writing and excel skills;
Mature and confident person with excellent interpersonal skills, particularly communication skills;
A self-starter with an ability to work on their own initiative, but knowing when to seek assistance and work collaboratively;
Energy, enthusiasm and passion for a new challenge.