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Interim Cost Accountant - FP&A Team

Ref: JN -092018-62727
GBP225 - GBP250 per day
UK, London
Accounting, Corporate Accounting
5th September 2018
Job Type

We are currently assisting one of Uk's largest investment managers for the appointment of a Cost Accountant within the FP&A team. This role sits within the Distribution Channel Analysis (DCA) team to provide support to Distribution and Marketing Business partners and to the DCA team.



  • Provide accurate actual and rolling forecast costs for Distribution and Marketing departments to required deadlines
    • Book accruals, prepayments and adjustments as part of the month end process.
    • Review monthly Distribution and Marketing actuals in their totality.
    • Liaise with HR on open recruitment and update Hyperion workforce cube. Support the recruitment process as required.
    • Play an active role in annual business planning by collecting and reviewing forecast information from the Distribution and Marketing Finance Business Partners and updating in Hyperion.
    • Update and review control checks to ensure accuracy of information held in Hyperion.
    • Report actual expenditure and rolling forecast costs to the Distribution and Marketing Finance Business Partners. Review and challenge variances.
    • Respond to queries relating to actuals and workforce rolling forecast using understanding of departmental costs.
    • Highlight variance overspends requiring sign off by the Approvals Policy.
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations for cost related balance sheet accounts.
  • Provide cost information to International, tax and statutory reporting teams, as required.
  • Maintain the authority panels in Aria for expense and invoice limits. Provide reports for annual sign off.
  • Review chart of account cost related requests and initiate updates required from agreed changes.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships and communication channels with Finance teams and HR.
  • Continuously seek to develop and improve processes within the team and promote knowledge sharing across Finance, providing technical expertise as required.
  • Maintain procedure notes in line with process improvements.
  • Assist DCA team with channel reporting production on an ad hoc basis.



  • Understand and manage tightly controlled processes with good attention to detail
  • Work accurately under pressure using excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Work well with systems and Excel
  • Identify problems and drive them through to resolution
  • Improve processes and implement change
  • Work as part of a mutually supportive team using strong interpersonal and communication skills


Experience required:

  • Part qualified/newly qualified accountant
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience of Hyperion and SUN


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