Financial Accountant

  • Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • 22 Aug 17

Financial Accountant

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Global Finance is integral to HSBC's purpose and strategy, playing a valued role in managing costs and deploying capital in the most effective way. Our global team of finance professionals partner with the business to provide trusted insights and forward looking analysis; accuracy; efficiency and control to frame and influence business decisions.

We are currently seeking an ambitious individual to join our Global Finance team, working together with colleagues to define, manage and achieve divisional business targets.

In this role, you will:

  • In this role you will be primarily responsible for supporting the UK Financial Controllers in the accurate financial reporting (month end, group reporting, regulatory, annual stats).
  • Liaise with and review the work of the offshore operational accounting teams
  • Manage Balance Sheet reconciliation and substantiation
  • Review monthly P&L and BS before closing the books to ensure accuracy and variance analysis.
  • Ensure group requests for internal and external reporting are addressed timely and accurately
  • Report figures to the MI Group and answer queries
  • Liaise with the business to ensure the accounting reflects accurately and timely business developments
  • Take initiative for process improvements and process reviews and their implementation
  • Ensure that all procedures and deal walkthroughs are up to date.
  • Assist in the implementation of changes as a result of IFRS9/ GSIB/ S.18
  • Assisting offshore team and deal with day-to-day queries
  • Assisting onshore controllers in month end, group reporting, regulatory processes

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA), ideally having qualified with the Big 4 in an Audit role
  • Post-qualification experience in a similar financial control orientated role within Financial Services is essential
  • As this role relates to Global Holdings, experience within a complex corporate entity is highly desirable
  • Good IFRS knowledge, including IAS 32/39 and IFRS9
  • Experience in TM1, CODA, Saracen/Hyperion is ideal
  • Advanced Excel skills are desirable (Including Vlookups and Pivot Tables)
  • The role holder needs to be aware of Operational Risk scenarios associated with similar responsibilities, and act in a manner that takes account of operational risk considerations.
  • Understands, follows and demonstrates compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business, specifically Internal Controls and any Compliance policy including

For further details and application information please visit our careers site, searching under reference number 00009AG4.

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