Financial Accountant - Quant Hedge Fund

  • Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Asset Management

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum + study support

  • Contact:

    Josh Jordan

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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  • Startdate:


Goodman Masson are currently recruiting for a leading Fintech firm based in Kings Cross for a Financial Accountant. This role is ideal for a part qualified/finalist ACCA/CIMA studier and a strong academic background is essential.


  • Significant responsibility in the month end close process for the regulated entities
  • Accounting of the income statement and balance sheet, ensuring high degree of control and integrity around postings.
  • Bank, intercompany and other balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Analysis of the trial balance and ledger accounts, including variance and trend analysis and commentaries.
  • Key liaison with external auditors for annual/interim audits and preparation of statutory financial statements under IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Responsible for maintaining the architecture and reporting from the SAP ledger, Purchase Order system, related databases and banking platforms
  • Preparation and communication of monthly MI required for prime brokers.
  • Accounting and reconciliation of VAT liability.
  • Taking ownership of the purchase order / expense management system.
  • Help resolving accounts payable queries (as required).
  • Management fee calculations and intercompany re-charges.
  • Detailed cost analysis and reporting, with a focus on execution and clearing, technology and infrastructure, professional fees, T&E and office spend.
  • Identify and execute automation into current processes and reporting, leading to more emphasis on reviewing and analysis rather than detailed manual processing.


  • Strong A levels, A/B grades
  • Part qualified / finalist for accounting qualifications (ACCA, CIMA)
  • Excellent IFRS working knowledge and accounting best practice
  • Financial Services experience in proprietary trading firms and brokers preferable.
  • Experience with multi-currency ledger preferable.
  • Standard MS Office package and accounting software
  • Advanced Excel skills and database query skills e.g. SQL
  • Regulatory experience essential

Please click apply if you match the required skillset!


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