Financial Accountant

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy

Job Purpose
Responsible for the accurate and timely financial accounting and control for one or more of the legal entities within the UK and Ireland including periodic reporting to the management and the Board in accordance with all relevant local, Group management and statutory reporting requirements.

Key Accountabilities 

•    Preparation of accurate and timely accounting and reporting for one or more entities including entity specific activities and participating in the preparation of the VAT return for the AXA IM UK group.  
•    Accounting for certain expense and investment result entries.
•    Monthly reporting includes the production of AXA IM group management accounting, including analytical review and commentary.
•    Quarterly reporting includes the production of the AXA Group (Magnitude) financial accounting pack.
•    Preparation of forecast and budget data.
•    Preparation of annual statutory accounts and audit file for external audit. Liaison with auditors 
•    Co-ordination of Monthly Accounts Pack, including preparation of intercompany and other balance sheet reconciliations.
•    Preparation of FCA/CBI financial returns
•    Participation in ad hoc projects, including development of controls and processes, from UK and IFRS financial accounting and reporting and regulatory perspectives.  
•    To support the Head of Accounting & Reporting and assist where necessary, e.g.  key business departmental and other stakeholder relationships.

Role Requirements 

•    Post qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) 
•    Financial accounting experience, preferably in the Investment Management industry

Knowledge and Skills
•    Excellent spreadsheet techniques (Excel, Word, Power-point)
•    Financial analysis
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate and influence at all levels within the firm.  
•    Proven technical accounting knowledge
•    Proficient in use of core software packages, preferably to an advanced level (experience of CODA and/or Magnitude would be an added advantage)

•    Ability to work under pressure and with good attention to detail.
•    Self-motivated and a team player
•    Commercial awareness
•    Ability to successfully resolve the conflicting priorities of projects and routine tasks

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.

We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.