Accountant - Italian Speaking

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The Schroders Luxembourg Finance department provides a range of accounting, reporting, tax compliance, accounts payable/receivable and business support services to various Schroder Group businesses in Continental Europe.

This Accountant position will report to the Deputy European Financial Controller. The candidate will work directly on certain European locations themselves and will work closely in a team with other accountants.


Main duties in the position:

• Responsible for monthly, quarterly and year-end closings
• Responsible for the internal reporting to the headquarter in London and to the local offices
• In charge of external reporting to the regulators
• Responsible for key controls, reconciliations and adequate documentation
• Responsible for tax compliance of the own entities
• Maintain and own the integrity of financial records
• Providing timely, accurate and business relevant financial commentary and business decision support
• Act as the liaison point for all third-party matters (auditors, tax consultants etc.)
• Proactively seek opportunities for process improvements


• Demonstrable experience in accounting, financial or auditing experience
• Strong Excel knowledge is a requirement
• Experience in the use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. ORACLE, SAP) is a requirement
• Fluent in English and Italian, any additional language skills would be an advantage
• Focused on quality and timely delivery
• Demonstrating integrity and accountability
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team
• Well organised
• A good understanding of tax compliance issues (international VAT and corporate tax) is an advantage
• Knowledge of the Transfer Pricing rules is an advantage
• Ability to work with a broad range of people from different backgrounds / nationalities
• Accounting qualifications (e.g. ACCA, ACA) would be an advantage
• Experience in the asset management business is an advantage
• Willing to travel occasionally

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