Job accountant in London, England at Legal and General Investment Management

Job Details

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Company Legal and General Investment Management
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address London, United Kingdom
Industry Investment & Asset Management
Sector Finance
Salary 67953 - 51000 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location London, England

Job Description




Role Type

Fixed Term Contract (inc Secondee)





Closing Date

11 August 2023

Your role at a glance

The job holder will have primary management accounting and financial reporting responsibility for a range of property accounting activities. This will involve accounting for all financial transactions required to prepare fund valuations and providing first drafts of annual statutory accounts. The role will require a strong technical knowledge and an ability to apply this knowledge on a practical basis.

The role requires liaison with members of the senior management team, managing agents, asset management and external advisors and supervision of staff. As part of this role, the fund accountant will also be required to provide support to the department

What you'll be doing

  • Maintenance and control of primary accounting records;
  • Supervision of Fund Accountants
  • Preparation of NAV statements and investor reporting packs
  • Assisting with preparation of annual statutory accounts in line appropriate accounting standards
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaising with external lawyers, auditors, Business Partners and assisting with Investor requests
  • Production of property fund data
  • Preparation of VAT returns
  • Ensuring all reporting deadlines are met
  • Cash management including arranging payments, managing investor drawdowns and monitoring liquidity
  • Ensuring adequate finance procedures are in place and implementing improved procedures where necessary
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
  • Support to fund and asset managers with any valuation and accounting queries. Liaising with managing agents, auditors, lawyers and trustees

What we're looking for

  • Academic Qualifications: Degree or equivalent experience is preferred;
  • Professional: Qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Strong property investment industry and fund accounting knowledge and experience is preferred
  • Experience of team supervision and management
  • Specialist knowledge / skills
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Excel intermediate
  • Experience with accounting for VAT, property taxes
  • Strategic and focused approach to delivery and continuous improvement
  • Collaborative and personalised approach to service commitment
  • Evidence of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to multi-task in a fast paced and changeable environment
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Ability to work as part of team
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to interpret financial data quickly and accurately


When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

Job Location

London, England

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