Professional Services Recruitment

Financial Controller - Edinburgh

£50,000 - £60,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1777 Date Posted: Tuesday 20 Apr 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with a large asset management group headquartered in Edinburgh to help source a Financial Controller.

Reporting to the UK Financial Reporting & Controls Manager this role will be responsible for ensuring key financial and regulatory reporting deliverables for a portfolio of entities are produced to a high standard and on a timely basis.

This role will also be expected to support and lead team initiatives and group wide projects and work collaboratively across the wider team and external business areas to deliver insight and support business decision making.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter to join an organisation with a dynamic finance function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collation and input of month end journals, as well as timely and well understood financial analytics to provide insight and support business decision making.
  • Plan and execute all board, regulatory and group reporting outputs where required including succinct analytics for presentation to senior business partners.
  • Support and deliver timely inputs to the group reporting process, plan and execute statutory reporting outputs, including coordinating the delivery of information to the auditors.
  • Interpret key accounting and regulatory technical matters for presentation and agreement with the UK Financial Reporting & Controls Manager.
  • Prepare and maintain key process documentation for reporting processes and ensure robust controls are in place to support key reporting outcomes. This includes reporting reconciliations and ensuring processes are continuously challenged to deliver efficiencies and add value across the finance function.
  • Taking responsibility for developing both technical and softer skills to ensure continuous personal development and deliver insight and add value across the finance function.

Required Skills & Attributes:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Asset management experience preferable but not essential.
  • Technical accounting and financial services regulatory knowledge highly desirable.
  • Takes personal accountability for high quality outputs and timely delivery.
  • Commercial acumen and ability to challenge trends and form expectations.
  • Ability to work optimally as part of a team to inspire, share and listen to ideas.
  • Organisational skills with an ability to prioritise work and manage expectations.
  • Problem solver who is willing to challenge and deliver value adding outcomes.
  • Strong IT / analytical skills (Word, excel, systems experience preferable).