Junior Financial Accountant

21 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
JN -092020-1228381
Nick Howsley
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Junior Financial Accountant working for an American fortune top 500 company in the heart of central London

Client Details

Connecting the largest community of participants in all major markets at key phases of the investing, trading, hedging and capital raising lifecycle. Their comprehensive markets, clearing houses and data solutions mean that they deliver more mission critical markets, risk management and data for our customers than any other exchange operator in the world.


  • Day to day process of reconciliation of bank accounts and external cash postings for majority of the groups bank accounts; this requires liaison with AP, AR and tax teams plus self-investigation for unposted items, and investigation with the bank regarding unidentified receipts or payments
  • Key involvement in the monthly financial close process for 80+ corporate entities working with the AR and AP teams to ensure all activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner for bank reconciliation
  • For selected entities (this will likely focus on the holding companies initially but may include other operational entities as required) involvement in the monthly financial close process including accruals and prepayments, revenue accounting, account analysis and account reconciliations, ensuring all activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Release of other entity prepayments
  • To be a key bank relationship person; facilitating access to relevant accounts for team members, resolving any queries
  • Involvement in operational treasury activities and cash forecasting
  • Day to day processing of bank transfers, ensuring approval deadlines are met for execution
  • Identifying and working through areas for improvement and increased automation with external consultants and the Corporate Systems team
  • Involvement in the management of the Fixed Assets module including calculating the monthly depreciation and capitalization of new assets
  • The keeping of all financial records, accounts and schedules to the requirements of the auditors and general accepted accounting standards and practices
  • Preparation of accurate management information possibly including statistical data, financial statement preparation and management reports, on a timely basis
  • Preparation of intercompany settlements and related payment journals in Integrity/Oracle and the general ledger
  • Work with the team to ensure reconciliation process notes are complete and up to date
  • Processing of Broker Incentives settlement, reconciliation and liaison with sales team to obtain contact and bank details
  • Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts
  • The performance of such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Financial Reporting Management Team


  • Desire to progress by undertaking an appropriate accounting qualification
  • Previous experience in a Finance team is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with Oracle Cloud system would be an advantage
  • Good personal communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must possess great attention to detail
  • Must be self-motivated and self-starter
  • Must be focused and deadline driven
  • Good computer literacy with experience using computer based accounting systems, word processing, spreadsheets and other standard business software
  • Clear commitment to the team approach of exchanging ideas and providing support to colleagues
  • The jobholder will receive guidance but will also need to be able to work by themselves

Job Offer

  • £350,00 - £35,000
  • full benefits package
  • study support

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