Interim Financial Reporting Accountant

Location London
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Contact name: Mark McLoughlin

Contact email:
Job ref: 1116
Gresham Hunt are representing a mid-sized Investment Bank in their search for an interim Financial Reporting Manager.

The person:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Ideally, financial services experience but other industry sectors will be considered
  • Strong technical accounting skills and experience of preparing consolidated financial statements under IFRS
  • Excellent excel skills
  • VBA, SQL and Power Query experience advantageous but not necessary.
  • Ideally, experience of identifying and implementing process improvements, including workflow and technology enhancements.

The role:

  • Produce monthly management accounts for the main UK trading entity, listed UK parent company and consolidated group under IFRS, ensuring high-quality output on a timely basis
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reporting for the business areas
  • Prepare the month end close for the UK entities, ensuring the general ledger is complete and accurate and the balance sheet is fully substantiated
  • Assist with production of group full year and interim results announcements and statutory financial statements for the consolidated group and prepare statutory accounts for the UK legal entities
  • Assist the Financial Reporting Manager with provision of technical accounting support across the group, including ensuring that group accounting policies are kept up to date; applied correctly and consistently across the group, and documented in the group accounting manual
  • Ensure that appropriate financial controls operate across the group to enhance the completeness and accuracy of financial statements and that these are kept up-to-date in a growing business
  • Ensure all financial reporting and control processes, including the month end close process, are best practice and standardised across the group; identify opportunities to automate and enhance processes, workflow and systems and implement these
  • Assist with external audit
  • Assist the Financial Reporting Manager with support for strategic growth initiatives
  • Work closely and build strong relationships with the business, other support functions and across finance including with the FP&A team, treasury and operational finance team, tax manager and regional finance teams.

This is a business going through a period of growth and change, so the ideal candidate will show flexibility and willingness to take on projects outside of their typical job role.

Please contact for more information.