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International Controller

Full Time - Finance - London, GB

About Us

Alvarium is a global multi-family office, co-investment partner and merchant banking boutique providing tailored solutions for families, foundations and institutions across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The firm specialises in being the trusted adviser to clients with complex needs, providing institutional quality advice, investment and risk management using the full spectrum of public and private markets. Alvarium also offers direct co-investment opportunities from specialist managers focusing on alternatives and real assets to highly sought-after managers, companies and opportunities in the innovation economy.

Alvarium has over 220 employees and 28 Partners advising on circa $22 billion of assets across four service lines — investment advisory, co-investments, merchant banking and family office services.

Alvarium has recently announced plans to merge with a US investment and wealth advisor firm in early 2022. The combined business, Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings (AlTi) is expected to be valued at $1.4 billion, to have combined assets under management of over $50 billion and be listed on Nasdaq and will have access to substantial capital for further investments. The focus will remain on high net-worth individuals across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific with a focus on impact or values-aligned investing.

Job Description

JOB MISSION

We are looking for an International Controller. This individual will have a leadership role on the Company’s Global Finance Team and will be involved in all finance related activities of the international businesses. The role will interface with numerous internal and external teams and will partner with the Chief Financial Officer, Asset Management and Wealth Management CFOs, and Global Controller to advise the Company on accounting, financial reporting and internal controls.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The International Controller will have responsibility for the financial statements of our international Asset Management and Wealth Management businesses, including US GAAP basis financial statements within the Company's SEC financial statements (Forms 10-K and 10-Q) as well as UK GAAP/IFRS basis financial statements for statutory filings.
  • Manage the external audit process for the international businesses.
  • Manage staff accounting teams across international Asset Management and Wealth Management.
  • Work cross-functionally across the Company on accounting and SEC reporting matters for preparation and review of financial statements, footnote disclosures, MD&A, and relevant disclosure checklists.
  • Develop and maintain effective internal controls in relation to the financial reporting process; proactively identify opportunities to enhance internal controls compliance under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and continuously improve the efficiency of financial operations.
  • Partner with the Global Controller on the implementation and integration of a global ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, MIS (Management Information System) and other financial reporting, operating and control systems for the international businesses.
  • Work closely with the International Tax team to oversee tax reporting and disclosure, including transfer pricing across multiple tax jurisdictions.
  • Analyze corporate financial performance, including historical analysis and live trends.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentation materials for the leadership team.
  • Continually research and stay well-informed of US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS accounting standards, as well as SEC and other regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Perform technical accounting research and analysis for significant accounting policies, such as revenue recognition and capitalization/expense analysis, as well as for potential mergers/acquisitions, including purchase price allocations, goodwill, and intangible assets.
  • Collaborate with the Asset Management and Wealth Management CFOs and Financial Planning &Analysis team to assist with financial analysis, forecasting, and budgeting.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • ACA designation required
  • 10-15 years of relevant accounting experience; audit experience is required (with preference for Big 4) as is experience auditing and/or preparing financial statements for a publicly traded company
  • Strong technical knowledge across US GAAP, UK GAAP and IFRS accounting standards is required; experience with SEC reporting requirements is highly desirable
  • Experience with the design, implementation, and testing of internal controls is required; experience with Sarbanes-Oxley is highly desirable
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and reporting software and systems, e.g., NetSuite, Hyperion, Oracle, or Sage; NetSuite experience is preferred
  • Wealth management and/or asset management industry experience is preferred
  • Exposure to acquisition accounting and integrations, purchase price allocations, consolidations, eliminations, and post M&A financial reporting and systems support is desirable
  • Exposure to transfer pricing and different tax regimes across US, Europe, and Asia is desirable
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Location:

London, GB

Department:

Finance

Employment Type:

Full Time

Remote Working:

Partially Remote

Contact Number:

+44 20 7195 1400

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