Part-time financial controller for a Family Office

Part time Financial Controller for a Family Office based in central London


Role Specification

The ideal person for this role would be an experienced accountant looking a part time role (equivalent of 2 full days per week which can be spread over up to 5 days). They would have a financial accounting/reporting background, good technology skills (experience with Jet reports or equivalent advantageous), and a hands-on ‘can do’ approach.


Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Preparation of Principal’s Financial Reporting (Balance Sheet, P &L and underlying schedules) monthly. This requires collation of information from an accounting system (Navision). The process involves use jet reports.
  • Monthly book keeping of investment movements in Navision.
  • Monthly book keeping of business asset movements in Navision.
  • Annual budget preparation by cost centre plus monthly review of actuals to budget
  • Monthly depreciation journals in Navision
  • Monthly FX revaluations in Navision
  • Assist with cash flow monitoring and forecasting across 150+ Trust and personal multi-currency bank accounts for clean and tainted capital use.
  • Maintaining cash records and bank reconciliations for various bank accounts on Navision.
  • Responsibility for payments for the four entities maintained in excel
  • Compiling accounts/audit packs for four entities on an annual basis and liaison with auditors
  • Updating fixed asset databases/
  • Preparing ad hoc financial reports as required
  • Reviewing book keeping and bank reconciliations prepared by the accounting assistant for 150+ bank accounts in multiple currencies.
  • Liaising with advisors including private banking contacts, lawyers and accountants
  • Review of statutory accounts/tax returns prepared by third parties (occasional preparation of simple accounts in-house)
  • General financial administration as required
  • Reconciling personal equity and FX trades
  • Adhoc financial analysis as required


Person Specification

  • Competence in excel
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Discrete
  • Common sense / ‘can do’ approach
  • Proficient and well organised in a pressurised environment
  • Ability to multi task, ensuring deadlines are met and tasks are followed through to completion
  • Team player
  • Open minded and flexible approach to new responsibilities and new ways of operating
  • Good and adaptive communication skills
  • A strong sense of values, including integrity, diplomacy, sensitivity and tolerance