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Compensation Accountant - Global Brokerage (1-2 ye

Compensation Accountant - Global Brokerage (1-2 ye
Job Roles Assistant Accountant
SectorFinancial Services - Other (FS)
Salary32,000 to 36,000 per annum - Study Support
LocationsCity of London - London - Central
Job TypePermanent
Job Description
Job Description
Department - Compensation Accounting (Finance)
Job Title - Compensation Accountant

Main purpose of the role:

To fully support the Compensation Accounting Manager to cover all aspects of Compensation Accounting primarily for the EMEA operations of the Group with view to meeting all internal and external financial reporting deadlines.

The successful candidate shall make an important contribution to the continued development of the Compensation Accounting team whilst constantly raising the bar in terms of quality and control.

Key responsibilities:

 To ensure the integrity of Comp related P&L and Balance Sheet on a timely basis across the EMEA operations of the Group through monthly analytical review and reconciliations.

 Cover all aspects of loan accounting (issuance, repayments, provisions, taxes) including a review of loan agreements to ensure correct accounting is applied.

 Work closely with the Payroll Manger to ensure all Payroll Accounting matters are closed out on a timely basis.

 Actively support and review the day to day functions of the Payroll Accountant.

 Calculating and posting revenue related monthly bonus accruals. Reviewing and adjusting accruals to be in line with forecasted desk pay out.

 Assist in preparation of timely management information including desk and broker performance reports.

 Ensure Comp related FX exposure is managed, controlled and reported on a timely basis.

 Coordinate commentary on monthly/quarterly P&L movement for global P&L analytics.

 Work closely with counterparts in US/Asia on relevant matters and share best practice.

 Assist auditors through timely delivery of files and responses to any queries.

 Ensure integrity of confidential name detail information.

 Identify and implement improvements within Compensation Accounting processes through development and concise documentation of policies and procedures.

 Assist in developing and implementing automation of otherwise manual processes.

 Support Compensation Accounting Manager on ad-hoc issues.

Skills / experience required:

The candidate should be a strong part qualified accountant preferably with experience gained within the UK financial services industry and should be able to demonstrate:

 A strong academic background and good career progression to date.

 Previous Compensation and Payroll Accounting experience would be advantageous.

 A good understanding of Equity Compensation would be preferable.

 Demonstrate a good understanding of legal entity v MI reporting requirements.

 A control mentality coupled with excellent accounting, analytical and reporting skills.

 Ability to meet deadlines, organise and prioritise.

 Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with stakeholders throughout the Group with view to developing and maintaining strong relationships.

 Possess a pro-active attitude with an ability to take responsibility.

 Strong attention to detail.

 Supervisory skills would be advantageous.

Systems used:

 Strong MS Excel skills (including vlookups, pivot tables, sumifs and charts).
 Prior experience with Essbase and Oracle General Ledger preferable.
 Other Microsoft Office applications. Personal attributes:
 The successful candidate will require excellent personal presentation and have confidence operating in a competitive work-environment and can handle challenging situations sensitively.
 Proactive and adaptable, able to work well under pressure.
 Ability to evaluate issues and situations to enable timely decision making with little need for upward reference whilst escalating matters as necessary on a timely basis.
 Self-starter unafraid to ask questions and seek answers.
 Willing to take ownership, work without close supervision while also being a team player.
 Able to use judgement to challenge the status quo and implement changes to improve processes.
Date Posted09/05/17 08:43
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