Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Senior Accountant

Job Locations UK-London
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ISS is seeking a motivated senior finance professional with extensive and demonstrable experience in accounting, obtained preferably within an international environment. This role is responsible for many aspects of business finance, including the performance of monthly financial close duties, payroll and general accounting, balance sheet control, cash management, corporate income tax and VAT compliance, and preparation of statutory financial statements. The position will be in support of the EMEA Controller and its responsibilities will cover ISS operations in multiple European entities, including UK. The successful candidate will serve as the face of finance in the local office and must have the ability to work independently while coordinating with off-site team members as appropriate.


  • Completing the monthly accounting close process for several EMEA entities, including payroll accounting, general accruals and prepayments, fixed asset accounting, transfer pricing, and other aspects of the financial close process;
  • Preparation of income statement and balance sheet analytics;
  • Operations of the regional bank accounts, liaison with external banks, Preparation of monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reporting data for inclusion in the consolidated financial reporting package;
  • Assistance with preparation of the financial statements of the UK companies for external audit;
  • Income tax and VAT compliance work for the UK, working in conjunction with external tax advisors. Involvement in tax audits as they arise;
  • Assistance with accounting integration and onboarding for new subsidiaries resulting from acquisitions;
  • Other general accounting responsibilities and finance projects as required


  • Extensive and demonstrable accounting experience, preferably within an international environment;
  • ACA certification;
  • Excellent Knowledge of UK GAAP is required; knowledge of US GAAP would be advantageous;
  • Experience with corporate income tax and VAT compliance;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Hard-worker who is eager to tackle new challenges;
  • Extremely well organized, with a detail oriented approach;
  • Stress resilient and flexible;
  • Excellent communication skills, a secondary language is advantageous;
  • Excellent Excel skills in addition to experience of accounting ERP systems.


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