Finance Manager, LLP Accounting | Core Operations

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About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our EMEA Finance organization for a Finance Manager to play a key role in the internal and external financial reporting across a high growth, multi-jurisdictional region. The EMEA Finance organization is a team of c.70, primarily UK based, with accounting teams also based in Germany, Dubai, and Spain. We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager who is familiar with US GAAP reporting and compliance with SOX procedures, in a matrix structured organization, hands-on experience of statutory audits across multiple geographies, VAT, and other reporting obligations.

The Finance Manager will have responsibility for the statutory audit of 14 UK & Ireland entities, including a large UK LLP and a FCA regulated entity. Experience of LLP procedures (FRS 102 and LLP SORP), including partner profit statement production is essential, knowledge of FCA reporting is desired. Experience of Unit 4 and CaseWare would also be advantageous.

The Finance Manager will have direct line leadership of 4 qualified / part-qualified accountants.

REPORTS TO: EMEA Finance Controller

The Role:

The individual will be responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of the EMEA region's financial statements covering:

Monthly Accounting Close - manage the team across:
  • Prepare and post journal entries including payroll reports from external payroll agencies
  • Manage and prepare prepaid expenses and expense accrual schedules
  • Prepare and post journal entries related to lease capitalisation in line with relevant accounting standards (ASC 842 / IFRS 16)
  • Manage intercompany loan schedules and record monthly interest accruals
  • Perform inter-company reconciliations for multiple EMEA entities
  • Preparation of general ledger account reconciliations in line with SOX requirements, including monthly submission into the FTI Blackline environment
  • Oversee Fixed Asset register and roll forward processes
  • Assist with the review and approval of journals and balance sheet reconciliations prepared by direct reports
  • Assist EMEA Finance team in the enhancement of month-end processes
  • Strict adherence with SOX compliance processes, managing SOX queries from US internal audit/SOX team

Statutory Audit Process
  • Point of contact for FTI's external auditors
  • Manage the preparation, finalisation and filing of annual statutory accounts for 14 UK & Ireland entities, including a large LLP (FRS 102/LLP SORP), partner profit statements, partner current accounts
  • FCA reporting for 1 regulated entity including 2022 ICARA reporting processes and compliance
  • Direct liaison with internal audit team for US GAAP testing and group wide audit requirements
  • Participation in other statutory audits of EMEA entities where required

Other compliance
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, annual VAT returns and EC Sales for EMEA entities coordinating with outsourced accountants/tax advisors
  • Coordinate with outsourced accountants/tax advisors to deliver other local compliance requirements
  • Reconciliation of VAT (VAT return to statutory accounts)
  • Other duties and ad hoc support as directed by the EMEA Financial Controller

Qualifications and Skills

Essential :
  • Masters / Degree level qualification
  • Qualified accountant with 7 years post qualification experience PQE (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • US GAAP or IFRS experience
  • FRS102 experience and specifically knowledge of LLP SORP
  • Technical understanding of relevant accounting standard including ASC 842 / IFRS16 Lease accounting standard, ASC 606 / IFRS15 Revenue recognition accounting, and FRS102
  • Kowledge of US GAAP Sarbanes Oxley internal control environment
  • Proven experience of managing a team of accountants to deliver accurately and timely reporting
  • Management of external auditors
  • A self-starter with an ability to work remotely, and independently, interacting with colleagues through various online mediums (Teams, email)
  • Experience of performing a month end close process either within industry or from an audit/review perspective
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify and resolve reconciliation issues
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight month-end deadlines
  • A team player and proactively offering support to colleagues in managing workload
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, including pivot tables and analysis formulas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly professional individual who demonstrates pride in their work

Desired :
  • CaseWare experience covering UK statutory reporting
  • FCA reporting of a regulated services entity, also familiarity with 2022 FCA process namely ICARA
  • Professional services experience
  • Familiarity of reporting into a US listed headquarter entity
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation and dealing with European subsidiaries
  • Other European languages

#LI-MD1 Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: London



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