Legal Entity Reporting Accountant, Manchester, 6months

Job Post London

Jobs Accountancy

Legal Entity Reporting Accountant, Manchester, 6months

Asset Management company requires Qualified accountant to join their reporting team in Manchester on an initial 6 month contract


The role is within the UK Controllers team based in Manchester who are involved in all aspects of LE reporting including statutory financial statements, internal reporting (to management and to the Boards) and local GAAP accounting. The remit of the team is oversight, insight and communication around the legal entities assigned to them. The Manchester team work closely with team members in London and offshore teams who do much of the preparatory work. The team are also responsible for managing the external audit process.

The Legal Entity Accountant is responsible for the following:

Oversight of and contact point for assigned legal entities
Insight into the results and dynamics of the assigned entities
Communication of results and issues both verbally and in written form
Key responsibilities relate to the production or review of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports in local and US GAAP working mainly on UK banking or Investment Servicing entities.

Responsibilities: (Key parts to the job role)

Statutory Financials
Drafting of annual financial statements for certain legal entities

Preparation of supporting schedules and liaison with auditors

Provide guidance and review work from the offshore team

Board Reporting
Preparation and review of reports for the Board of Directors of certain legal entities

Provide guidance and review work from the offshore team

Daily Reporting
Review of daily reporting prepared offshore (alternating with other team members)

Monthly Reporting
Preparation/review of consolidated results to input into regulatory returns (alternating with other team members)

Oversight of results for certain legal entities over the month end close, escalate and resolve issues.

Review of variance analysis prepared offshore to provide meaningful analysis of different aspects on the legal entity financials

Projects/other work
Members of the LEC team are involved in lots of other work such as accounting for sales and acquisitions, local GAAP adjustments, transfer pricing etc.

Preparation of misc. reports as required

Job Specific Competencies

Team player
Adaptable, flexible and proactive
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Good decision maker, responsible and accountable
Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
Client orientated and results focused
Attention to detail
Able to manage risk in a highly regulated and controlled environment
Ability to establish and develop effective relationships
Highly motivated, fast learning and proactive with an ability for problem solving
Technical Skills, Knowledge, Systems Knowledge (and associated skill level)

Qualified accountant with audit and accounts preparation experience. Strong reporting and controls experience essential.
2 years plus Post Qualification Experience
Financial services and/or banking experience preferred but not essential.
Strong technical accounting knowledge, with UK GAAP / IFRS deemed essential; US GAAP exposure would also be desirable.
Excellent computer skills, in particular Excel.
Experience of banking systems such as IMMS highly desirable.
Academic/Professional Qualifications

Graduate calibre
Accounting qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
If you wish to apply for the above position, please call me on or email on martin.boulton @

Please be advised if you haven’t heard from us within 24 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Adecco is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.

ID #3635 Location London Industry Accountancy Type Full Time Role Legal Entity Reporting Accountant, Manchester, 6months Career Level Middle Presence Remote

Required Skills

Here’s an overview qualifications you need for this job.

Job Related
2 Languages

Salary & Benefits

Here’s what you get.

Full Time Salary not specified /Month

Company Information

A Brief Overview of the Company which posted this job offer

Job Post

Est. In 1 People 2917 Jobs

Apply for this job

Use this contact form to apply for this job.

Human test. Please input the result of 5+3=?

Thank you! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Something went wrong, try refreshing and submitting the form again.

Contact Details

Job Post
2015 The job finder