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Senior Accountant

Job Introduction

The candidate will be responsible for the accounting of the operating entities including transfer pricing and treasury. In addition, this role will be general ledger systems expert. In addition, they will be responsible for managing the cost teams including the purchase ledger. The team consists of 2 accountants, one purchase ledger manager and one purchase ledger administrator.

We require a candidate with excellent core accounting skills, who has the ability to manage and organise a team to deliver high quality accounts in a timely manner.

Role Responsibility

Management of cost accounting team, ensuring that transactions are accounted for correctly in the ledger for all group companies. This includes the management of a number of core processes, including:

  • Accruals / Prepayments
  • Fixed asset accounting
  • Balance sheet reconciliations – monthly sign off (including all bank recs)
  • Intercompany reconciliations and intercompany settlement management
  • Month-end close and review and analysis of group cost base
  • Completion of statutory accounts for external reporting
  • Managing subsidiary timetable
  • Liaising with auditors on all queries
  • Manage monthly payroll ledger entries and associated reconciliations
  • Support international expansion and foreign office finance processes, including local bank accounts / new entity openings
  • Central point for all cost related queries
  • Management of VAT processes and associated postings
  • Unlocking efficiencies of Finance ERP including processes for the wider department

Treasury function including managing bank mandates and daily cash reporting and liaising with other teams to meet regulatory requirements

Transfer Pricing entries and management of policy implementation

Accounts payable responsibilities include:

  • Management of purchase ledger processes for all invoice, expense payments and corporate card submissions
  • Checking and authorising weekly invoice and expense payment runs
  • Maintenance of approval limits on invoice and expense processing system
  • Ensuring all creditor balances are cleared and up to date
  • Authorisation of all associated balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis, including bank reconciliations

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of core finance ledger processes.
  • Team management experience
  • Experience of statutory account reporting
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the business at all levels
  • Strong Excel modelling experience
  • Excellent analysis and attention to detail
  • Ability to challenge and influence
  • A motivated team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Qualifications Required:

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) 2+ years qualified
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

Package Description

We reward our employees with a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes physical health and financial wellbeing initiatives and family friendly policies, as well as Company support to make a difference to the charities that are important to them. We also offer a structured learning and development programme and sponsorship towards relevant qualifications. Our employee resource groups (including LGBT+ and Women in Technology), Sports and Social, Arts and Charity Committees also provide further support to our employees.

About the Company

Jupiter is one of the UK’s leading investment management companies with just over 500 employees and £60.5 billion worth of assets under management (as at 31st December 2021). 

Jupiter provides investment services to individual and institutional investors through mutual funds (UK unit trusts, Luxembourg SICAVs and Dublin OEICs), separately managed accounts and sub-advised funds. Jupiter has experienced a period of international growth with offices open in EMEA, APAC and the US. 

The majority of our employees are based in our London office located just minutes from Victoria station which provides stair-free access from both the Underground’s Victoria line and National Rail platforms, as well as limited road crossings to the Jupiter office. Our London office was designed to encourage employees to live active, healthy lives with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for greater natural light and the benefit of a private balcony, table tennis room, cycle storage and on-site shower and locker facilities. The short distance to Green Park and St James' Park also provides employees with a natural space to relax during their lunch break and a healthy alternative to office-based meetings. 

We offer our UK employees a 2-1-2 hybrid working arrangement where Tuesdays, Thursdays and a third day of your choice are worked from the office. The other two days may be worked from home.  This facilitates collaboration and allows employees to maximise productivity whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance. 

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