Cost Accountant - Investment Management - London

Job Title: Cost Accountant - Investment Management - London
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Reference: BBBH20325_1544728395
Contact Name: Anna Dunne
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2018 19:13

Job Description

A UK based Investment Manager is seeking a Cost Accountant to help develop the group's forecasting abilities

Role Responsibilities

  • Analyse the group's cost base. Investigating and interpret variances against the budget
  • Prepare accurate and timely cost centre reports with detailed analysis of spend along with commentary and analysis
  • Develop the group's cost forecasting capabilities and contribute to the annual budgeting cycle
  • Make commercial recommendations to improve efficiency and realise cost savings
  • Make improvements to finance processes to more accurately record costs
  • Build an active partnership with all business divisions and develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders and their teams
  • Conduct regular review meetings with budget holders, becoming a trusted advisor to budget holders and add value through your insight into the numbers
  • Challenge to budget holders to ensure good cost control is maintained

Role Requirements

  • ACA qualified or equivalent
  • Investment management industry experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to manipulate data effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders of all levels
  • Commercial acumen and genuine interest in the business