Finance Assistant - EMEA

MFS Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
May 05, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

Working as part of the EMEA finance team, this individual will play a key role in supporting the various accounting and finance activities/initiatives performed by MFS Corporate Finance including the maintenance of accounting books and records for multiple international legal entities and strategic business units; assist senior analysts with the financial close process and associated reporting, forecasting and budgeting; assume responsibility for administrative finance functions for the EMEA region.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Assistance with completion of the monthly financial close process in relation to multiple international entities including preparation of journal entries to record appropriate revenue and expense items to the general ledger; investigation and resolution of reconciling items; completion of monthly, quarterly and annual analysis for assigned accounts; data maintenance, and preparation of financial proofs.
  • Preparation of financial reports for business units and Corporate Finance; research questions to assist management in making accurate business decisions based on the financial results.
  • Provides assistance with preparation of financial forecasts and budget reports to Corporate Finance and to strategic business units.
  • Preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations for periodic review by management and auditors.
  • Responsible for Accounts Payable processing in relation to EMEA offices.
  • Provision of assistance with Institutional Accounts Receivable process.
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts held in various currencies.
  • Provides assistance with preparation of quarterly VAT returns in relation to EMEA jurisdictions.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Part qualified accountant with previous experience within a finance function
  • Previous experience within asset management or financial services an advantage
  • Strong IT skills including general ledger, accounts receivable and payable modules, spreadsheet and database applications required. Oracle (PeopleSoft, Essbase, Hyperion) experience an advantage.
  • Prior small company experience with excellent book-keeping and accounting double entry skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment on various projects to achieve desired results.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment required.



What we offer:
At MFS, we view our employees as family - and like you, we want our family happy and healthy. That's why we provide competitive benefits programs and family-friendly policies which support the work-life balance needs of our employees.

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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