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Graduate Accountant/Finance Analyst

Employer
Sotheby's Institute of Art
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 13, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Graduate
Sector
Arts & Entertainment
Contract Type
Graduate
Hours
Full Time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, CIMA
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Job Details

Overview

  • A graduate trainee role with exposure to the main finance streams of financial reporting and business analysis during an initial three year training period (whilst studying for (CIMA/ACCA).
  • To add value to the business by providing timely, accurate financial analysis to enable business directors / department heads to monitor departmental / country performance.
  • To provide regular management reporting to Sotheby’s internal management by the agreed deadlines; and control of the balance sheet accounts.

Responsibilities

Monthly Reporting

  • Responsibility for the preparation of monthly results, variance analysis and commentary in accordance with the agreed corporate timetable for senior management review.
  • To present draft and final results to business directors / department heads, interpret and explanation of key variances.
  • Act as the finance department contact for designated departments / countries; providing them with financial assistance and ad hoc analysis where necessary.

Monthly Forecasting

  • Preparation of revenue and expenditure forecasts, variance analysis and commentary in accordance with the agreed corporate timetable for senior management review.
  • To be able to interpret and discuss the forecast results with business directors / department / country heads.
  • Act as the finance department contact for designated departments; providing them with financial assistance and ad hoc analysis where necessary.

 Reconciliation and Control

  • Responsible for the account control and analysis of designated profit & loss and balance sheet accounts related to departments / countries across the business.

 Budgeting

  • Responsible for the compilation of the annual budget in conjunction with the business director / department / country heads.

 Team

  • To build strong working relationships within finance and the business.
  • To contribute to the wider team during month end, forecast and budgeting to provide timely and accurate reports and analysis for senior management.

 Other Duties

  • Providing various ad-hoc analysis as required within finance by finance managers and finance directors.

Qualifications

  • Graduate with a 2:1 or above. Preferably in a finance, business, economics or mathematics background.
  • Excellent communicator and team player.
  • Organised, confident and driven to achieve.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Previous management accounting / financial accounting experience, particularly in interpreting results to financial and non-financial individuals.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in Excel.
  • Fluency in a second European language would be an advantage.

Company

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

Find Us
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Location
30 Bedford Square
London
London
WC1B 3EE
United Kingdom
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