Financial Accountant

Postgraduate degree

Due to the growth of the business we require additional resource within our accounting team to maintain the accuracy of our records.  With numerous locations around Europe this role will work closely with our overseas accountants and will report to the Finance Manager within our finance team of 31 based in the European Head Office in Moorgate, London.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Finance Manager and working with two other Financial Accountants and five assistant accountants on all financial accounting for the UK & European businesses

  • Liaising with our accounting and tax agents in continental Europe

  • Perform reconciliations between local country GAAP and UK GAAP, documenting local country GAAP adjustments

  • Assisting with monthly close to global deadlines including preparation and posting of month-end journals

  • Working with Assistant accountant to prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations and resolve difference

  • Assist with intercompany reconciliations and invoicing

  • Preparing data for foreign VAT returns and ensuring these are correctly reported to the local fiscal authority

  • Assist with the preparation of the UK group financial statements and reviewing foreign financial statements prepared by local accountant

  • Assist the Finance Manager with queries/requests for information from auditors and external accountants throughout Europe, Russia, Middle East and Cayman Islands

  • Liaising with Accounts Payable and Billing Teams to ensure that costs are correctly allocated to each business unit

  • Assistance with ad-hoc projects as and when required

Skills and qualifications

  • Qualified accountant

  • Previous experience of an international multi-site business with exposure to FX transactions

  • Experience of preparing group financial statements in accordance with FRS 102

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Professional services experience would be desirable

  • The candidate should be able to meet deadlines, be results orientated and have a “can do” attitude

  • You will be a natural team player who can interact easily with your colleagues and have strong communication skills

  • A&M is an organization where a hands-on approach is adopted by all - candidates should understand that this is a hands-on role and should be prepared to get involved in the transactional side of accountancy to resolve issues and assist in the development of staff

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits including 25 days holiday, private medical, dental insurance and the opportunity to travel aboard to our oversea offices

  • Career development: A&M expects high performance and rewards individual contributions to the team’s success

  • The opportunity to work for a dynamic global organization and deal with the complexities of a pan-European business

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree


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