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Financial Accountant

AXA Investment Managers
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Financial Accountant (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

22 Bishopsgate, London - Hybrid

At AXA IM our purpose, to act for human progress by investing for what matters, is central to every action we take as a business. As a responsible asset manager, we actively invest for the long-term to help our clients, our people and the world to prosper.

As a future Financial Accountant, you will report to Head of UK Accounting & Reporting, and you will be part of AXA IM General Secretary.

DISCOVER your opportunity

Responsible for the accurate and timely financial accounting and control for one or more of the legal entities within the UK and Ireland including periodic reporting to the management and the Board in accordance with all relevant local, group management and statutory reporting requirements.

Your role and responsibilities will include:
  • Preparation of accurate and timely accounting, including journal processing and reporting for one or more legal entities.
  • Monthly reporting includes the production of AXA IM group management accounting, including analytical review and commentary.
  • Quarterly reporting includes the production of the AXA Group (Magnitude) financial accounting pack.
  • Preparation of quarterly board packs, providing value adding analysis
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and audit file for external audit. Liaison with auditors and respond to their queries as appropriate with minimal supervision.
  • Preparing quarterly FCA returns
  • Participating in the preparation of the VAT return for the AXA IM UK group.
  • Accounting for certain expense and investment result entries.
  • Preparation of forecast and budget data.
  • Participation in ad hoc projects, including development of controls and processes.
  • To support the Head of Accounting & Reporting and assist where necessary, e.g., key business departmental and other stakeholder relationships.
Your Profile

SHARE your unique expertise

We welcome different combinations of skills & experiences.

Your qualifications and experience:
  • Post Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)
  • Strong academics
  • Financial Reporting experience is essential, preferably in the Investment Management industry.
Your knowledge and skills:
  • Excellent spreadsheet techniques (Excel, Word, Power-point)
  • Financial analysis
  • Proven technical accounting knowledge.
  • Proficient in use of core software packages, preferably to an advanced level (experience of CODA and/or Magnitude would be an added advantage)
  • Ability to work under pressure and with good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Self-motivated and a team player
  • Commercial awareness
  • Ability to successfully resolve the conflicting priorities of projects and routine tasks.
  • Personable, able to communicate and influence at all levels within the firm
We would love to know more about you. Let's connect! Send us your resume.

About AXA

The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries.

We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management.

Our mission : To act for human progress by protecting what matters

Our values : Customer first, Integrity, Courage and One AXA

About the Entity

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

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AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

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What We Offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

Grow your potential : Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities .

Shape the way you work : Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).

Thrive within a diverse community : Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Move the world forward : Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.

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