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Finance Director

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£100,000 - £120,000
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Darren Buckley

Finance Director

We are delighted to be exclusively partnering with a leading Financial Services business, a financial powerhouse with a presence in 18 Countries, based neatly between Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street in the City of London.

As the Finance Director, you will be working with a company that incorporates an investment firm, asset management, trading venue, training and advice and looking after client assets.

The firm offers a fixed income brokerage – agency and IDB operating in London and Europe, fixed income custody, treasury management consultancy and award-winning ESG asset management.

This role is very hands-on, and you will prepare and be responsible for financial accounts, management information, tax, regulatory returns, and associated documents for a UK-based group comprising 3 regulated entities: one based in Europe and two in the UK.

You will ideally be a qualified accountant (preferably ACA) with at least 5 years of experience within financial services. You will act as financial controller, operational risk manager and finance director. The role does not have any direct reports, however, ‘Central Services’ will maintain the purchase and sales ledger, input and pay invoices, raise invoices and be responsible for credit control.

This appointment is a Board appointment, and the candidate will also be a member of the Risk & Governance Committee, the Expenses Panel, the Limit Committee, and the Operational Risk Committee.

Your Responsibilities

  • You will prepare month-end management accounts for our UK 3 trading entities - journals, bank reconciliations, accruals, prepayments, full monthly balance sheet reconciliations, departmental P&Ls, consolidations, and group reporting.
  • You will provide technical papers to the auditors as required to show compliance with new standards or to provide audit evidence for items such as impairment.
  • You will produce a monthly report containing key management information: departmental P&Ls versus the prior year and budget, KPIs, charts, fund mandate performance and other management information of use to stakeholders.
  • You will produce monthly, quarterly, and bi-annual regulatory returns – Quarterly returns MIF001, MIF002, MIF003 and MIF004, FSA001, FSA002 etc.
  • You will produce business plans and monthly forecasts of cash and regulatory capital (including European entity)
  • You will produce annual financial statements, including a group consolidation and cash flow statement.
  • You will produce quarterly VAT returns and annual corporation tax returns, including the application of reverse charge VAT and partial recovery.
  • You will work with a specialist firm to ensure that the firm recovers R&D tax credits as applicable.
  • You must update the payroll outsource provider of monthly payroll changes, prepare P11Ds, and PSA, making pension payments.
  • You will write and update key FCA documents and reports: updated and presented to the Board annually, including ICARA, Stress and scenario testing, reverse stress tests, Wind up plans for each entity, Recovery and resolution plan, Contingency Funding plans and Pillar 3 disclosure.

  • Acting as Company Secretary for all entities and the Remuneration Committee.
  • Responsible for the Group’s Remuneration policy document and how it adheres to the FCA Remuneration Principles, including Enterprise risk management policy, Risk matrix, Risk assessments of new trading ventures/desks, Monthly operational risk meetings and Credit limits for new clients (working in conjunction with the COO)
  • Responsible for the UK and European Insurance – PI, D&O, healthcare, travel, life

Due to the quantum of average gross assets, our clients’ regulated entities are deemed ‘significant’ by FCA and are therefore regulated as one of the top, most significant firms in the UK. SMCR is applicable under the ‘enhanced’ regime, meaning from a regulatory perspective there are additional regulatory requirements and reports above ‘smaller’ regulated entities.

Under SMCR the role has prescribed responsibility for (a) managing the firm’s internal stress tests; and (b) ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of information provided to the FCA and other regulatory bodies for stress testing; Responsible for the collection and recovery of amounts owed to the firm by its customers; Responsible for the creation and administration of staff incentive schemes. Other SMCR-prescribed responsibilities are Governance, Payroll, and Insurance.

Your Skills and Expectations

  • Qualified Accountant (preferably ACA)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Hands-on approach to the job
  • Hold a board position and be a key member of our leadership team
  • Help drive the growth and development of the business
  • Act as financial controller and finance director

Remuneration and Rewards

  • £100,000 - £120,000 Base Salary
  • 31 days holiday + bank holiday
  • Pension scheme up to 5% matched contribution
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Health Care for you (your family can be added at your cost)
  • Life Assurance 4 times base salary

For further information on this exciting new Finance Director position, please contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

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The Culture

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Project Accountant (Renewable Energy)

We are delighted to be exclusively partnering with a leading PE-Backed developer and asset manager of large-scale energy storage and technology in the UK.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant to join the team working on Battery Energy Storage projects, you£ll report to the Head of Development and support the Finance teams in relation to accounting, reporting, and controlling topics.

Your Responsibilities

Management of project finances:

  • Ensures the accuracy of cost and pricing calculation
  • Ensures the accuracy of project finances as well as the accurate recording and reporting of such transactions in the relevant systems, e.g., DEXT and Xero
  • Attends commercial project status meetings and is responsible for updating the forecast and cost monitor accordingly
  • Prepares commercial documentation for regular project status meetings and ensures the accuracy of the commercial project data (i.e., FC, MIKA, cash flow)
  • Undertakes invoicing according to project progress and contractual terms and ensures proper payment allocation
  • Ensuring timely applications for payment from the customer are made
  • Ensures compliance with Company FRG (Financial Reporting Guidelines) and local GAAP requirements
  • Supports the Head of Development in the identification and reporting of non-conformance costs

Risk and claim management:

  • Together with the HOD Identifies, assesses, responds, monitors, reports, and escalates all financial and commercial risks, e.g., calculation, tax, insurance, currency
  • Together with the HOD attends the risk workshops and supports with the maintenance and reporting of risk within the project tools
  • Performs the credit risk analysis for potential customers & suppliers, together with Global Procurement for suppliers

Supports the CPM with compliance to standards, rules, and regulations:

  • Ensures compliance with relevant tax regulations, e.g., PATAC, NCM, PE management (tax returns, transfer pricing, delegation concepts)
  • Ensures compliance with export control regulations
  • Ensures compliance with hedging/currency regulations
  • Ensures proper handling of bank accounts including petty cash, if applicable
  • Ensures correct methodology for evaluation of risk and opportunities as defined, e.g., in FRG, PM guide
  • Ensures adherence to revenue recognition rules and accountancy practices, guidelines, and any specific regulations
  • Ensures adherence to internal controls (RIC), incl. ICFR
  • For cross-border projects: synchronizes contract structure with tax and delegation concept; preparation and signature of NCM mandatory documents

Collaboration:

  • Actively participate in both internal and where required external project-related meetings (e.g., team members, managers, customers)
  • Builds strong relationships and cooperates closely with other individuals within the project team and the wider business

Management of stakeholders:

  • Ensures efficient communication with all relevant internal Contract Management, Project Management, and Work Package Managers
  • Ensures proper execution of all tasks with all relevant stakeholders, i.e., SFS (e.g., financing, insurance, guarantees, currency & commodity hedging), CF (e.g., AC, Taxes, Treasury, Audit), RIC incl. OR, Legal and Compliance, HR (incl. Delegation process), ECC, Customs, external auditors etc
  • Interacts with all relevant stakeholders to ensure the execution of all issues regarding project financing
  • Monitors the performance of partners/subcontractors through the review of the cost monitor and DEXT and Xero

Your Skills and Experience

  • Experience in financially controlling external customer projects
  • Proven experience in Accounting and Controlling, Reporting, Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Qualified accountant ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Part Qualified candidates to complete the qualification will also be considered
  • Expertise in DEXT, Xero and MS Office
  • A process-oriented person with strong analytical skills
  • Exposure to risk management is an advantage
  • A self-organised individual with the ability to adhere to timelines
  • Accurate in work preparation and diligent in documentation
  • Strong communicator with experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Appreciation and interest in the industry we operate in
  • A progression-minded individual with the willingness to learn and develop

Remuneration and Rewards

  • £45,000 - £55,000 Base Salary
  • 24 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid/Remote work available
  • Private Medical - looking to be introduced in the new year
  • Workplace Pension with nest currently £" looking to be changed to a privatised workplace pension scheme in the new year
  • Some more significant benefits to be introduced in 2023

For further information on this exciting new Project Accountant position, please contact Darren Buckley at AJ Chambers

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