Treasury & Finance Accountant - London

The Company

Bluestone is a leading financial services business headquartered in Cambridge with offices in London, Sheffield and Ireland. The Group is in an expansionary phase; assessing and implementing a range of opportunities in debt acquisition, origination and management services.  The Group has gross revenue of £25m, net assets of £25m and headcount of 160.
 

Purpose

Operating in a dynamic, fast paced environment, a unique and exciting opportunity exists for a Treasury & Reporting Analyst to join a growing Group Finance team.

The Trust team will be responsible for providing a complete finance function for the Group’s trusts and asset portfolios in the EU, with responsibility for all internal and external accounting and reporting requirements.

Working closely with the Capital Management and Treasury teams, this role will manage all aspects of financial and regulatory reporting for the UK mortgages business and securitisation vehicles.

The role will suit an individual with some exposure to Structured Finance and/or RMBS/ABS transactions seeking to move into a challenging role to work with experienced professionals in a growing financial services business.  Our London office is currently has 40 FTE and, but is growing.  
 

Core Responsibilities

  • Portfolio Reporting & Accounting 

  • Assist in the production of monthly waterfall calculations and validation of principal and interest reporting 

  • Production of monthly investor reports for the UK mortgage warehouses and Irish asset finance securitisations

  • Prepare and monitor associated accounting entries to the General Ledger system

  • Monitor Business Unit profit & loss performance and provide variance commentary to the Corporate Finance team

  • Managing queries as they arise from clients, investors and auditors

  • Ensure weekly interest rate swaps are executed and hedge payments/receipts are actioned 

  • Regulatory reporting including BOE, FCA reporting and preparation of internal & external quarterly monitoring and compliance reporting

  • Treasury Operations

  • Release customer settlements and ensure the mortgage administration systems is updated accordingly

  • Release monthly payments on the Interest Payment Date to paying agents and suppliers

  • Third party/intercompany settlement planning and payment approval responsibility on the group’s various banking systems

  • Management of  bank accounts and ensures bank mandates are appropriate and consistent with standard signatory lists and are updated for staff changes.

 

​Financial Reporting 

  • Management of mortgage portfolio transactions and associated financial reporting at month end into the general ledger system

  • Review of monthly business unit financials to ensure figures reported are accurate and provide any necessary variance commentary against budget 

  • Prepare bank reconciliations for corporate and client accounts on a monthly basis

  • Produce monthly balance sheet reconciliations with relevant supporting documents 

  • Statutory reporting including the audit for portfolios and corporation tax review
 

Project Work 

  • Work closely with the Investments, Treasury and Business Intelligence teams on any process improvements and portfolio sales or purchases

  • Working in partnership with the project and operations team to build, implement and test a reconciliation and finance system
     

Requirements

  • Post qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)

  • Educated to degree level (2:1 minimum)

  • Experience in a financial services environment – mortgages or consumer finance products would be an advantage

  • Previous experience of financial/management accounting reporting

  • Interest and awareness of RMBS/ABS reporting

  • Strong logical thinking and strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills. You will be required to communicate in clear and easily understandable terms to various stakeholders across the business.  

  • A self-starter that takes responsibility and initiative

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks

For more information please email People and Places Team talent@bluestone.co.uk

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Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Annual leave purchase scheme (up to 5 days)

Cycle to work scheme

Free fruit, tea and coffee, all day, every day

Membership of an employee share scheme

Performance related bonuses

A salary sacrifice pension scheme

25 days annual leave

Critical illness cover

Life Assurance

Income Protection Policy

Regular, fully-funded, social activities

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