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Legal Entity Accountant/Controller, Full Qual, Audit, Process - Manchester

Company: Pontoon
Pay: Excellent Daily Rates
Job type: contract
Category: Accounting


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Job description



Legal Entity Accountant/Controller, Full Qual, Audit, Process, Manchester

6 months

The role is within the UK Controllers team based in Manchester who are involved in all aspects of LE reporting including statutory financial statements, internal reporting (to management and to the Boards) and local GAAP accounting. The remit of the team is oversight, insight and communication around the legal entities assigned to them. The Manchester team work closely team members in London and offshore teams who do much of the preparatory work. The team are also responsible for managing the external audit process.

Job Purpose: (What the job role involves)

The Legal Entity Accountant is responsible for the following:- Oversight of and contact point for assigned legal entities
- Insight into the results and dynamics of the assigned entities
- Communication of results and issues both verbally and in written form


Key responsibilities relate to the production or review of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports in local and US GAAP working mainly on UK banking or Investment Servicing entities.

Responsibilities: (Key parts to the job role)- Statutory Financials


Drafting of annual financial statements for certain legal entities

Preparation of supporting schedules and liaison with auditors

Provide guidance and review work from the offshore team- Board Reporting


Preparation and review of reports for the Board of Directors of certain legal entities

Provide guidance and review work from the offshore team- Daily Reporting


Review of daily reporting prepared offshore (alternating with other team members)- Monthly Reporting


Preparation/review of consolidated results to input into regulatory returns (alternating with other team members)

Oversight of results for certain legal entities over the month end close, escalate and resolve issues.

Review of variance analysis prepared offshore to provide meaningful analysis of different aspects on the legal entity financials- Projects/other work


Members of the LEC team are involved in lots of other work such as accounting for sales and acquisitions, local GAAP adjustments, transfer pricing etc.

Preparation of misc. reports as required

Requirements; (what we are looking for)

Job Specific Competencies- Team player
- Adaptable, flexible and proactive
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Good decision maker, responsible and accountable
- Deadline driven with effective time management and ability to work under pressure
- Client orientated and results focused
- Attention to detail
- Able to manage risk in a highly regulated and controlled environment
- Ability to establish and develop effective relationships
- Highly motivated, fast learning and proactive with an ability for problem solving


Technical Skills, Knowledge, Systems Knowledge (and associated skill level)- Qualified accountant with audit and accounts preparation experience. Strong book keeping and controls experience essential.
- Financial services and or banking experience preferred but not essential.
- Strong technical accounting knowledge, with UK GAAP/IFRS deemed essential; US GAAP exposure would also be desirable.
- Excellent computer skills, in particular Excel.
- Experience of banking systems such as IMMS highly desirable.


Academic/Professional Qualifications- Accounting qualification (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)


If you wish to apply for the above position, please call me or email

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 24 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly. Adecco is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.


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