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Legal Entity Controller

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Accounting/Finance
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Financial Services
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Main Purpose of The Role:

 

Legal Entity Controller and member of the BGC Legal Entity Control team.

The LEC team provides all financial reporting activities for legal entities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  This includes statutory, Sarbanes Oxley and Public Company attestations and all other financial reporting.

Liaising with Group reporting in the USA, and other functional departments (Tax, Treasury, Product Control, Operations and Legal) both locally and globally.

The aim is to ensure that the individual can make an important contribution to the continued development of the Legal Entity Control team, the Finance function in all non-US locations, raising the bar in terms of quality, control and consistency.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand fully the entities and the underlying business for all responsible entities.
  • Preparation of monthly / quarterly reports on the results of their responsible entities and ensure that deadlines are met on time with accurate information.
  • Production of statutory accounts for the required entities under their responsibilities and to deal with the auditors and ensure timely delivery of information, responses and ensure timely sign off of the audited accounts.
  • Understand the FX exposure that is contained within the entities and help in the global management of the FX position across the Group.
  • Understand, provide guidance and review intercompany recharges, allocations and transfer pricing processes between service entities and trading entities in the UK as well as recharges between different geographies.
  • Ensure all reconciliations are prepared and reviewed.  Prepare overviews of areas for concern and report to management.
  • Review inter-company break report and discuss resolution of issues with opposite, inter-company relationship controller.
  • Review un-posted journals report for entries affecting their entities and ensure quick resolution of issues and postings made as appropriate.
  • Review control account / suspense / wash account / daily summary and ensure resolution of any breaks pre-month end as appropriate.
  • Review cash break report and help facilitate / clear breaks for responsible entities.
  • Drive forward and co-ordinate the process of liquidating and dissolving redundant entities as well as restorations where appropriate.
  • Review and document processes and controls
  • To assist the Legal Entity Control Manager in continuing to maintain, develop and improve the control environment within the team and to ensure the team delivers all goals by working well with others and having a can do and will do attitude.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting to Senior Management.
  • To be alert to Conduct Risk issues, specifically the risk of harm to client interests, market integrity and/or competition in financial markets due to inappropriate practices or behaviours across the firm.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • The ideal candidate is a newly qualified ACA or CIMA/ACCA accountant from a practice background.
  • Experience of statutory financial statement preparation.
  • A strong academic background and good career progression to date.
  • A control mentality coupled with excellent accounting, analytical and reporting skills.
  • Possess a pro-active attitude with an ability to take responsibility, make decisions and gain respect quickly.
  • Process analysis skills to identify vulnerabilities and control weaknesses.
  • Understanding of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Ability to evaluate issues and situations and make decisions with little need for upward reference.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with professionals throughout the organisation.
  • Maturity and credibility to deal with brokers, senior management and colleagues at all levels and locations.

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