Job Purpose :
Thisrole is within the UK Controllers team and will be based in Manchester
TheUK Controllers Team are involved in all aspects of LE reporting includingstatutory financial statements, internal reporting (to management and to theBoards) and local GAAP accounting.
The remit of the team is oversight, analysisand communication around the legal entities assigned to them. The team isalso responsible for managing the external audit process.
TheLegal Entity Controller is specifically responsible for the following :
Oversight for the assigned legal entity.This includes being the formal point ofcontact for the entity from a Finance perspective
Provision of financial analysis / insight onthe assigned legal entities
Communication of results and issues bothverbally and in written form
Coordination with audit (internal / external)and SOX teams as required.
Keyresponsibilities relate to the production and or review of daily, monthly,quarterly and annual reporting in both local and US GAAP.
Key responsibilities : Statutory Financials
Ownership of the annual financial statementsprocess for assigned entities
Provide guidance and review for work producedby the offshore team
Ownership of centralised audit processes e.g.directors’ emoluments
Review and approval of BNYM London Branchdaily reporting
Monthly Reporting :
Oversight of results for certain legalentities over the month end close, escalate and resolve issues.
Review of variance analysis produced byoffshore team to provide meaningful analysis of different aspects on the legalentity financials
Review and approval of certain month endjournals.
Quarterly Board pack reporting
Reporting analysis produced for a variety ofstakeholders including the board of directors, internal management and insupport of the regulatory reporting process.
Review of IFRS reconciliations for assignedlegal entities
Maintain SOX, ICFR, ICRR documentation asrequired for assigned legal entities.
Payment practice and permanence reporting,semi-annual scoping review.
Ad hoc projects as required.
Person Specification / Qualifications :
Qualified accountant with audit and accountspreparation experience.
Financial services and or banking experiencepreferred
Exposureto PeopleSoft general ledgers desirable
Strong technical accounting knowledge, withIFRS deemed essential; US GAAP exposure would also be desirable.
Academic / Professional Qualifications
Accounting qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA)
Core Competencies :
Highly motivated, adaptable, flexible andproactive
Excellent communicator who is able toarticulate key messages
Ability to collaborate across Finance and thewider organisation
Able to work in a complex global organisation
Strong decision maker, responsible andaccountable for their deliverables