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Partnership and Group Accountant – OC&C Strategy Consultants Central London – Competitive Salary

OC&C is an international strategy consulting firm delivering strategic advice to solve the most complex problems. Their expertise is rooted in deep sector understanding and focused on a few core specialisms across 14 international offices delivering results that get noticed. 

They have a diverse high-quality client base; some are multinationals, others are smaller seeking leadership in new and fast-growing markets. All are leading companies with a firm grasp of the importance of excellent strategy.

The firm has grown rapidly through a combination of organic growth and international expansion in the last 5 years from a network of consulting firms to a fully integrated international strategy consulting firm.   More recently the firm became a Certified B-Corporation, reflecting its commitment to a broad range of stakeholders and doing business for a sustainable and socially responsible future.

The Role

As part of their continued international growth, they are now seeking a Partnership and Group Accountant to build their capabilities in ensuring high standards of reporting, governance, and compliance, leveraging technology, and building capabilities. They are on a growth journey and there are always projects and ongoing business development that require strong technical expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

Partnership Accounting  

  • Ensure all partnership matters accounted for correctly in line with LLP SORP. 
  • Develop playbook on Limited Liability Partnerships specific accounting.
  • Automate and run quarterly partner remuneration statements.

Controlling and Accounting Policy

  • Develop best-in-class controls to ensure robust financial statements and disclosures, driving consistency across the group and adherence to local GAAP requirements and bridge to Group accounting (UK GAAP).
  • Support, create and develop clear accounting policies for the group.
  • Review, assess and develop controls to prevent fraud and associated reporting.

Statutory Reporting and Audit

  • Production of financial statements and associated disclosures in support of statutory audits (UK and group) and support statutory audits in international jurisdictions.
  • Ensuring appropriate treatment of legal and tax items within group accounts, working with Head of Tax and Legal Counsel.

Treasury

  • Ensure accurate treasury accounting and implementing segregation of duty practices.

Change and Projects

  • Support business changes as required, advising on correct accounting treatment and leading on updates to systems, processes and control (e.g. Business Combinations, new geography expansion, systems development, in housing accounting & accounting developments).

The Candidate

Experience

  • The successful candidate will be technically strong, specifically regarding accounting for LLPs and consolidating international groups.
  • Ability to assess and define fraud (and other) risks and implement controls to reduce exposure.
  • Delivery of change and excellence in Finance accounting at scale across jurisdictions.

Traits and characteristics

  • Customer Focus
  • Intellectually Curious
  • Organisationally aware & tactfully assertive
  • Simplifies
  • Delivers change
  • Inclusive
  • Sets and holds others to account with high ethical and professional standards on partnership accounting and related matters

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

Ardiana Hashani

Senior Researcher – Financial Leadership Practice

Berwick Partners

 +44 020 7367 9790 / +44 7392 113 183

 Ardiana.Hashani@berwickpartners.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th July 2024

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