Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant


Rapidly expanding global financial services business is looking to hire in their expanding Finance team. The Senior FP&A Accountant will be working closely with the Finance Manager and Head of Finance. The successful individual is expected to be from a strong FP&A background with exposure to implementing robust reporting tools to meet stakeholder requirements.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Given this is a small, growing team there is excellent flexibility and autonomy as to how responsibilities are divided between members of the Finance team, however, specific areas of responsibility are likely to include:

  • Drive the financial planning process (budgets, forecasts and long-range plan), ensuring that the Business is suitably involved
  • Review financial KPI’s/ MI submitted to senior management
  • Understand the mechanics of LMAX revenue generation including client and product profitability in order to deliver meaningful analysis to senior management and respond to queries
  • Gross profit performance analysis vs plan
  • Implement improvements to financial and KPI reporting, including liaising with Finance Systems Transformation Manager
  • Support future projects including enhancements to the Sales reporting, Business Intelligence and dashboards with the Finance Systems Transformation Manager.
  • Client, product and sales team profitability analysis
  • Review the monthly revenue journal postings and any revenue adjustments
  • Responsible for LMAX Finance system enhancements and efficiencies
  • Accurate and timely completion of trading performance for consolidated monthly financial reporting process
  • Future project to enhance Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Support in the statutory audit process and regulatory reporting where required
  • Provide cover for the Finance Manager where necessary
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects as required


The successful candidate:

  • CIMA/ ACA qualified preferably with min 2 years of post-qualification experience
  • Prior experience in Capital Markets is essential, specifically in FX Brokerage or Exchange is desirable.
  • Highly numerate with high regard for accuracy
  • Well, acquainted with Microsoft suite of products and proficient in Excel (data connections, VBA/ design and edit macros)
  • Ability to manipulate, interpret and summarise large data sets
  • Proven experience in using data for analysis and decision making
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a challenging fast paced environment
  • Ability to plan, implement and administer financial information and control systems
  • Ensure sound control over the financial data across the group, including reviewing work of other team members where necessary
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding/ working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls, with motivation to apply them
  • Familiar with Sun systems and Vision finance software systems (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of SQL/PYTHON (desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exhibit maturity, professionalism, and a high level of discretion is required

The individual must be organised and pro-active, with a can-do attitude and should be able to demonstrate adding value to their existing role or department. Whilst being involved in the detail, the individual must also be able to focus on the ‘big picture’; understand issues, reconcile and resolve them on a timely basis

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