Corporate Accountant

Full Time

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My client is a leading European real estate investment management company they are currently recruiting for an exciting brand-new role, Corporate Accountant

The role is responsible for the production of the corporate reporting across the corporate entities within the company and will contribute to the maintenance and development of the control environment with the aim to deliver highly automated historical and forecast reporting of financial performance.

This role will report into the Group Financial Controller and will be based in Edinburgh and will involve close interaction with the individual businesses and external service providers in a growing firm. As well as being responsible for the day-to-day finance functions across the group the candidate will also need to develop functions and processes to meet the needs of an expanding business.

Key Job Responsibilities

• Production of monthly management accounts for review by the Group Financial Controller and the respective senior stakeholders of the business units within the Group within 2 business days of month end

• Preparation and collation of inputs to relevant Group reporting as well as relevant KPI's

• Supporting the Group Financial Controller in assisting businesses during budgeting and reforecasting processes

• Help develop and mature corporate financial processes and support business growth across the corporate group primarily through automation from existing and new underlying systems and business applications

• Fielding and responding to ad hoc queries from stakeholders including parent entities

• Preparation of ad hoc analysis for management and shareholders to allow commercial insight into the corporate businesses

• First point of contact in audits across the corporate group, and responsible for the preparation of individual financial statements and consolidated financial statements where necessary

Skills and Qualifications

• 2 – 3 years post qualified experience (CA/ACA/ACCA), ideally with a background in financial services preferably working in an investment management firm

• Upper second university degree or above

• Proven experience across both financial planning & analysis and statutory financial reporting

• A high attention to detail and an analytical ability to investigate and provide insights and resolve discrepancies

• Excellent team player with clear and concise communication contributing new ideas with confidence

• Strong technical accounting competence covering IFRS and UK GAAP

• Experience with NetSuite preferable

• Experience of creating and generating automated reports from underlying systems

• Production of statutory financial statements (solo and consolidated) for audit