Internal Controls Analyst

2022-09-08 16:00:332022-10-05Twenty84
Job TypePermanent Full Time
AreaLondon, EnglandLondonEngland
SectorRisk Management
Start Date
Job RefICA - 1188
Job Views54
Our client is a specialist FX firm based in the City of London, and authorised by the FCA as a payments services firm. They are also part of a wider Financial services group that support over 60,000 clients worldwide.
Job overview
Theaim is to deliver a strong internal controls environment and procedures surrounding the transactional finance, payroll and operations and settlement activities of the Group. All these will adhere to regulation and best practice, and should instil financial discipline and safeguard the Group's assets.
The role holder will oversee and report on group financial activity, presenting on behalf of the Head of Operational Finance as and when required and will be the main contact for internal and external audits.
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities will include:
  • Support the Head of Operational Finance on all external reporting requirements, including for existing shareholders and potential investors;
  • Assist with the establishment of an (outsourced) internal audit department;
  • Identify opportunities for implementing robust, financial and operational processes;
  • Assist in the development of accounting policies in line with the growing needs of the business;
  • Lead monthly finance business partnering cycle to integrate activities of the finance team with the actions of the company;
  • Introduction of quality standards and accuracy auditing;
  • Collaborate with the technology teams to ensure that solutions and processes are optimal and fit for purpose;
  • Build strong relationships across the business teams to ensure Management is able to make decisions and lead the continuous improvements;
  • Liaise with Internal Auditors and Group teams
  • Adjust corporate governance structures to enable effective operation of the business;
  • Ensuring an effective and robust internal control environment is implemented and maintained, including supporting reconciliations and reporting;
  • Assisting on the Implementation of new Accounting Standards, Legislation and Government requirements;
  • Ensure best practice in reporting and compliance;
  • Assist in the development of accounting policies in line with the growing needs of the business;
  • Support the Head of Operational Finance in arranging appropriate insurance cover for a wide range of business activities;
  • IT: support the assessment of the company's information security risk and design and implement processes and policies to counter identified elevated security risks;
  • Adjust corporate governance structures to enable effective operation of the business.
What are we looking for
  • Previous experience of working within in a regulated investment firm or top-tier accounting firm.
  • Significant experience in working in areas of finance controls, compliance and transactional finance activities.
  • Strong accounting, finance and book-keeping background;
  • Strong knowledge of UK financial Regulations;
  • Knowledge of FRS102, IFRS;
  • Part or Fully ACCA/CIMA/CIA qualified;
  • High standard of oral & written English is mandatory.
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