Assistant Financial Controller

Global Private Equity Firm

Ref: NBO50206

Temporary & Contract
Central London
£80,000 pro rata + benefits

Our Client, a global private equity firm is looking for an Assistant Financial Controller to cover maternity leave. The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with relevant post qualification experience in a multi-currency Financial Services environment, preferably in private equity. Working as part of a finance team of 10, this is an excellent opportunity to work in a broad and high profile role. Looking for someone to start asap and likely to be 12 months in length.


  • Assist with managing the quarter end process, including journal entries, review of transactions for completeness and accuracy, balance sheet reconciliations and reporting preparation for a number of legal entities.
  • Timely production of annual financial statements for the UK companies, ensuring compliance with statutory reporting requirements.
  • Assisting with the preparation of budgets and forecasts, providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Business partnering with oversight of global cost centres.
  • Preparing the monthly and quarterly group VAT returns, providing support to the business with respect to VAT issues and ensure the correct VAT treatment of financial transaction.
  • Ensure regulatory reporting requirements for 3 FCA registered entities in the UK are completed accurately and submitted on time.
  • Assist the Financial Controller with treasury and cash management activities of the UK entities.
  • Establish and maintain effective governance and financial control processes including documenting and maintaining appropriate finance policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of improvements and techniques and advise the Financial Controller/Finance Director on industry specific accounting issues.
  • Assisting with the reconciliation of intercompany balances between UK and overseas entities.
  • Assist with review of Fixed Asset Register in accordance with the company policies and Accounting Standards.
  • Day to day management of accounts payable function (team of 2).
  • Review of journals, weekly bank reconciliations, monthly expenses.
  • Oversight of the Foundation accounts (quarterly management accounts, year-end audit, and other ad-hoc reports).
  • Assist the Financial Controller/Finance Director with adhoc projects and tasks.


  • Qualified Accountant with a strong academic background.
  • Possess a high level of technical accounting knowledge and skills.
  • Strong good understanding of UK GAAP (FRS 102), group consolidations, and a practical experience of VAT and regulatory reporting.
  • Strong attention to detail/accuracy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work across teams and manage different personality types.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken with ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Proficient in MS Office (advanced excel) and Sun Systems (v6) and Caseware - desired but not essential.

To apply for this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively, email your CV to Nikki Bowring: quoting reference NBO50206.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see

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