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Manager, Financial Accounting

Employer
Man Group plc
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 10, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Man Group is a global, technology-empowered active investment management firm focused on delivering alpha and portfolio solutions for clients. Headquartered in London, we manage $175.7 billion* and operate across multiple offices globally.

We invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes, with a mix of long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis, across liquid and private markets. Our investment teams work within Man Group's single operating platform, enabling them to invest with a high degree of empowerment while benefiting from the collaboration, strength and resources of the entire firm. Our platform is underpinned by advanced technology, supporting our investment teams at every stage of their process, including alpha generation, portfolio management, trade execution and risk management.

Our clients and the millions of retirees and savers they represent are at the heart of everything we do. We form deep and long-lasting relationships and create tailored solutions to help meet their unique needs.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is celebrated and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, as well as giving back and contributing positively to our communities. For more information about Man Group's global charitable efforts, and our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit: https://www.man.com/corporate-responsibility

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at www.man.com

* As at 31 March 2024. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment engines of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM, Man Varagon, Man Global Private Markets and Man Solutions.

Main Purpose:

The role is responsible for supporting the financial control and reporting of the Group and its subsidiaries. This involves the oversight and review of monthly management reporting, annual statutory accounts production, reporting to entity boards and local regulators, and the continual evaluation and improvement of financial controls and processes within the finance department.

The role also includes responsibility for the provision of technical support, day to day direction and leadership of a team within the wider financial accounting team.

Responsibilities:

Team
  • Management and oversight of direct reports
  • Provide communication, support, coaching and mentoring within the finance department
  • Assist in the co-ordination and planning of work in the department as required
Financial Reporting
  • Review the monthly management accounts for the Group's legal entities, ensuring that the general ledger is accurate and complete, and that all analytical reviews and balance sheet reconciliations have been completed and review points are addressed
  • Review local GAAP statutory accounts, ensuring compliance with relevant GAAP and regulatory requirements
  • Liaise with the Group's auditors, ensuring the delivery of relevant information to support the Group and subsidiary audits
  • Assistance in managing the FX exposures within the team ensuring all exposures are hedged in line with the Group's policy
  • Review regulatory returns for entities ensuring compliance with local requirements at all times
  • Acting as a point of contact for local senior management and presentation of results to subsidiary boards
  • Ongoing liaison with other teams within Finance, including Treasury, Tax, Group Reporting and Finance Business Partners to support the delivery of information to and from them in a timely, accurate and efficient manner
Financial Control & Other
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects and trouble-shooting issues, including assistance with the interpretation of relevant technical issues, and ad-hoc projects in areas which influence the financial accountng operations, as required
  • Take a proactive role in questioning processes in place with a view to continuous improvement
  • Support other Financial Control and Reporting initiatives as required
Key Skills & Experience
  • Accounting: ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification. Good knowledge of financial accounting, including technical accounting (to include IFRS) - minimum 2-3 years' PQE
  • Financial Controls: Understanding of controls, with an ability to critically evaluate them within a larger organisation
  • Regulatory: Experience or knowledge of FCA or similar regulatory rules and the asset management industry would be advantageous
  • IT Skills: Must be computer literate with strong Excel skills and have the ability to learn new systems. Experience with general ledger systems would be advantageous
  • Risk Awareness: Ability to understand financial risk and use it to influence decisions and critically appraise processes
  • Interpersonal: Communication, organisation, and presentation skills together with the ability to confidently deal with multiple stakeholders
Our Culture, Values and Benefits at Man

Man Group is proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, and we are committed to equal opportunities. At Man Group we believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of our business and this is embedded in our culture and values. There are a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and that encourage inclusion and diversity across our firm and the industry. Man Group is a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Race at Work Charter. Man Group is also a Disability Confident Committed employer; if you require help or information on reasonable adjustments as you apply for roles with us, please contact Peopleoperations@man.com . https://www.man.com/diversity

Man Group supports many charities, and global initiatives. We support professional training and development, and requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two 'Mankind' days of paid leave per year as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme.

We offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes.

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