Finance Senior Associate, London

London

Job Description / Position Responsibilities

Partners Capital have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to join their growing team based in London. As a Senior Associate in the global Finance team you will be working towards eventual responsibility for the operations of Partners Capital’s primary operating entity in the UK, as well as the opportunity to apply your accounting and finance experience across a range of processes.

The primary responsibilities of this role will include, but are not limited to, the below:

  • Timely preparation of monthly management account information
  • Responsible for managing the audit for two entities across the UK group
  • Provide quarterly budgeting and forecasting information, ensuring alignment with the firm’s strategic goals and financial targets
  • Manage and oversee UK client billing cycles and fee calculations, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Manage the process of organising and scheduling supplier invoice payments to ensure timely and correct transactions
  • Where required, communicate with suppliers regarding payment status and address any inquiries or concerns
  • Preparation of FCA regulatory returns and contribute to the firm’s ICARA report
  • Maintenance of the firm’s employee expenses system including the review and approval of expenses
  • Perform regular bank reconciliations to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records
  • Input and maintain accurate accounting data in the firm’s financial systems, ensuring all entries comply with relevant accounting standards
  • Record journal entries for various financial transactions, including accruals, prepayments, adjustments and other accounting activities
  • Conduct thorough analytical reviews of financial statements and budget reports to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement
  • If required, present analysis and findings to senior management, explaining complex financial data in a clear and concise manner
  • Continuously review and propose enhancements or improvements to operating processes to ensure and improve efficiency and accuracy

Attributes / Required Skills

We are looking for a commercially-minded, proactive and motivated team player to join our London-based Finance team. The Senior Finance Associate will have a positive, can-do attitude and will be highly discreet as they will regularly be dealing with confidential information. This role requires a strong understanding of financial principles, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to review and communicate complex financial information effectively. The successful candidate will ideally be able to demonstrate the below attributes:

  • Will be qualified as an Accounting and Finance professional (ACCA or ACA preferable)
  • Approximately 3-4 years, or equivalent, experience in accounting, financial analysis, finance business partnering, or a similar finance related role within a corporate environment
  • Experience within, or a strong understanding of, the Financial Services industry  
  • Proven experience of adhering to the complex regulatory reporting requirements within the Financial Services industry (primarily FCA returns and ICARA)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to identify areas of improvement
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with stakeholders across all levels, locations and business functions
  • Experience of budgeting and analytical review
  • Strong proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, as well as prior experience of using an accounting system or other financial software
  • Knowledge or prior experience of SAP Business by Design would be highly desirable

Benefits

Partners Capital is committed to being a great place to work. We are focused both on wellbeing and professional growth. You can expect professional development and career progression opportunities, competitive compensation, strong benefits, and a flexible “results-focused” working model.

Our benefits package includes private medical and life insurance, income protection and pension contributions. In addition, we partner with organisations to provide wellness benefits. Partners Capital supports global philanthropy via a charity program and provides a volunteer day for all employees. We also champion a variety of social events.

Contact Details

Please send your CV and cover letter to recruiting@partners-cap.com with the subject “Finance Senior Associate”. Further information about Partners Capital is available on our website www.partners-cap.com.