Job title: Finance Manager – FTC 12 Months

Location: London

Closing date:

Job Summary

The role holder will work closely with Senior Financial Accountant and the Finance team to manage the product and financial control function and support monthly, quarterly, half-year and year end and reporting.

Key responsibilities

Financial Control/Reporting

  • Managing the month-end close process including review and approval of the journal entries in a timely manner.
  • Oversight of the accounts payable function including processing payments, approval of the related journal entries in the accounting system.
  • Working closely with Treasury for hedge accounting assessment and accordingly updating hedge accounting workings.
  • Producing/reviewing monthly balance sheet and income statement General Ledger code reconciliations.
  • Preparation of month-end Flash report and management accounts.
  • Forecasting the financial results on a monthly basis;
  • Oversight and improvement of internal controls across Financial Control and Reporting function;
  • Develop and regularly update the Finance department policies and process notes;
  • Preparation of annual financial statements and liaising with the external auditors, and providing relevant information to ensure their queries are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the Group consolidation process.
  • Preparation and submission of returns to HMRC in a timely manner.
  • Reviewing the monthly costs analysis workings and automating the process.
  • Update relevant Finance department policies and process notes.
  • Assist with implementation of any new accounting standards.
  • Provide ad hoc reporting as and when required.

Product Control

  • Reviewing the daily product control reports.
  • Ensuring all deal bookings are booked correctly and flowing as expected in the accounting module and escalate to relevant persons.

Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Assists Head of Finance in budget and forecast reports, and related ad hoc requests.

Other Projects

  • Project management (macro fair value hedging implementation).
  • Support product control reporting re-design.
  • Assist with the implementation of any new systems.
  • Provide cover to senior team members, when necessary
  • Lead your team by role modelling our ROC values and behaviours. People managers are responsible for completing all colleague life cycle activities such as recruitment; performance review process: providing input and encouraging colleague development with a focus on values, behaviours; wellbeing and to promote and enhance colleague engagement. People managers are also expected to adhere to all policies and procedures and ensure their team function effectively.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility of this role, for which the role holder has the necessary experience and/or training.

Bank Wide Duties

  • Demonstrate strong customer focus, both internally and externally and where applicable promote improvements in customer processes, policies, and engagement.
  • Build and maintain lasting working relationships with fellow colleagues and any relevant external contacts.
  • Always demonstrate the Banks ROC Values & Behaviours.
  • Support the development of a strong team with high standards of risk awareness and ethical behaviour.
  • Follow all policies, procedures, frameworks, rules, and regulations (and any other related documents) applicable to you as an employee of Gatehouse Bank in the performance of your duties.
  • Ensure that the Bank is managed safely by escalating any issues to line management on a timely basis. This includes notification of all risk events.

In addition to the responsibilities summarised above, you are required to comply at all times with the Conduct Rules set out in the FCA Handbook and the PRA Rulebook.

Skills required

  • Experience of working in the financial services, preferably in the Retail Banking sector.
  • Exposure to IFRS.
  • Meticulous and detailed in producing analysis and interrogating systems.
  • Able to demonstrate good organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Familiar with financial ledger systems.
  • Logical and methodical in problem solving.
  • Experience of working as part of an international group.


  • Relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • A fully qualified accountant (ACMA, ACA, ACCA).

About us

Founded in 2007, we are a challenger bank that operates in accordance with Shariah principles, with offices in London, Milton Keynes and Wilmslow. We offer personal and corporate savings products and finance for UK residential property, in addition to sourcing and advising on UK real estate investments.

Additional Details:

We offer a highly attractive reward package; the typical benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday entitlement increasing with service
  • Pension plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Employee referral bonus

Gatehouse Bank is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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