Lead Accountant

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC London a month ago

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JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Lead Accountant

REPORTS TO: Senior Business Analyst

OFFICE: London

DEPARTMENT: Fastmarkets Finance

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (www.euromoneyplc.com) is an international business information group listed on the stock exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index. Euromoney’s group of businesses covers asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, under brands including, Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Fastmarkets. Euromoney also runs an extensive portfolio of large-scale events. Euromoney has revenues of around £400m, a market cap of about £1.2bn and approximately 1600 employees.
The business is divided into the following 5 divisions:
  • Financial & Professional Services
  • Telecoms
  • Institutional Investor
  • Investment Research
  • Fastmarkets

Euromoney is known for its entrepreneurial culture – Euromoney people are creative, action-oriented, close to customers, passionate about their brands, knowledgeable about the industries they serve and accountable for their results. The company aims for what it calls “the best of both worlds” – complementing these entrepreneurial characteristics with the benefits that come from being a sizeable company; for example taking advantage of Euromoney’s scale, sharing best practice, operating strategically and creating career paths for staff across the whole company. Strong central functions alongside the business divisions are essential for this.
In 2016, Euromoney outlined a new strategy to investors combining organic development and strategic and well-executed acquisitions and disposals. The company aims to allocate and recycle capital efficiently towards good, organic and inorganic opportunities via their “best of both worlds” operating model. Their ambition is to generate consistent and meaningful returns for shareholders at relatively low risk.
The company headquarters are in London, with additional main offices in New York, Montreal, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. The group has a further 20 offices around the world.


About Fastmarkets

Fastmarkets has over 130 years of specialist commodities experience. Through the expertise and excellence of our 400+ global team members, we aim to be the world's leading and most trusted price reporting, events and intelligence provider for the agriculture, metals, mining and forest products markets that we serve.

We rebranded our business in 2018 to unify our offering to the market and to combine our expertise across commodity markets. Fastmarkets encompasses the historic brands of Metal Bulletin, American Metal Market, RISI, FOEX and Random Lengths. These storied brands, the oldest dating back to 1874, are leading names in commodity pricing in the global metals, mining, and forest product markets.
1 - JOB PURPOSE
We are looking for an exceptional and talented Lead Accountant to join the Fastmarkets Finance Family.
As a senior member of the Finance team, the Lead Accountant must take full responsibility for not only their own work but also deputise for the Senior Business Analyst, providing support and cover.

2 - PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Prepare full set of monthly management accounts in remit, including posting of journals
  • Prepare and review monthly employee costs, including accruals and forecasts
  • Sign off calculated commissions and submit with appropriate authorisations to payroll
  • Calculate quarterly and annual bonuses against documented incentive schemes
  • Prepare intercompany and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Review results with the Senior Business Analyst and Divisional Financial Controller, explaining and highlighting key month on month variances, and variances against budget to them
  • Prepare monthly commentary for accounts in conjunction with the SBA
  • Accurately complete SAP (BFC) packages including controls
  • Prepare statutory accounts for legal entities in remit
  • Supervise Senior Management Accountants, reviewing their work and ensuring accurate outputs
  • Complete complex ad-hoc work with some guidance as well as normal work both to tight deadlines
  • Assist with the integration of new businesses and disposal of old businesses when required
  • Support and cover for the Senior Business Analyst
  • Liaising and providing documentation for external and internal audit
  • Add value to the businesses in their portfolio by recommending revenue generating, cost saving or more efficient methods of work


3 - KEY INTERFACES

  • Divisional Financial Controller – Fastmarkets
  • Head of Commercial Finance - Fastmarkets
  • CFOO – Fastmarkets
  • Finance Team – Fastmarkets
  • Group Finance
  • Heads of Relevant Business Departments


4 - KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Manage time efficiently; good multi-tasking skills
  • Ready to step into a strong number 2 to the Senior Business Analyst role
  • Build good business relationships and inspire trust
  • Respond to queries in a timely manner and keep all stakeholders informed
  • Ability to communicate effectively with DDs, BGMs FMs and other senior staff
  • Present at meetings with senior Euromoney employees
  • Follow and support internal controls within finance
  • Set and generate a professional persona and act as an ambassador of finance.

EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong excel skills (advanced level essential)
  • Knowledge of the following systems preferable: Netsuite and SAP BFC
  • Preparation of statutory accounts preferred
  • Preparation of Management Accounts essential
  • Good business partnering skills
  • Strong reporting skills