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Date live: Jan. 30, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Finance

Reference Code: 90381664

Contract: Permanent

Financial Control and Regulatory Accountant
Madrid, Spain

As a Barclays Financial Control and Regulatory Accountant, you will have the opportunity to play a critical finance role for our Portuguese Branch. In this role, the focus will be on the local regulatory reporting deliverables, with preparation and review of our entity general ledgers, associated processes, and branch returns. You will have high accountability and ownership in this opportunity as well as addressing regulatory changes, implementing the necessary amendments in the local regulatory reporting process.


Barclays Europe is an essential part of Barclays’ success across the globe. We support the bank’s global growth by servicing European clients and markets. We connect European clients to the power of Barclays globally, offering them access to the largest capital markets and growth opportunities in the US, UK, and Asia. And we offer agile, determined, and resilient people a platform for remarkable professional and personal growth. This is your chance to get closer to Europe and stay more connected than ever to the rest of the globe.
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.


At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?
•    Being responsible for the reviewing and filing accurate financial information to our regulator, Barclays Group, and other authorities
•    Managing the general ledgers including executing controls, adjustments, reconciliation and review to ensure integrity across all associated reporting therefrom 
•    Coordinating intercompany and accounts payable activities for the branch 
•    Receiving and replying to queries from the regulator, tax authorities and Barclays Group 
•    Acknowledging and implementing changes in regulations and laws, assess against our current reporting and help in building a response to ensure compliance
•    Engagement with Project work and continual process optimisation
•    Interacting with internal stakeholders within the Barclays Group (Europe and Worldwide) and also external stakeholders such as the Bank of Portugal


What we’re looking for:
•    A University Degree in Business Administration or Accounting would be preferred, as well as further education in Economics and or Accounting
•    Fluency in Portuguese and English languages and used these languages while working in the Banking/Finance industry 
•    Excellent organisational skills and a flexible and proactive work style with proven ability to meet tight timelines consistently
•    Excellent communication, stakeholder management skills, and ability to work towards creating robust relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Ideally a Portuguese certified accountant to assist in branch submissions, experience in preparing, reviewing and submitting EMF, FinRep, EIS and tax compliance returns
•    Previous experience in a Financial Control or Regulatory Reporting function with knowledge of Portuguese IFRS accounting standards, as well as regulatory and tax rules
•    Experience in financial and regulatory systems architecture and familiar tools used SAP, Excel, analytical/problem solving mindset with focus on controls
•    Comfortable performing analysis at a granular level of detail to ensure our deliverables are high quality, accurate and on time

Where will you be working?
Dating from 1979, Barclays has a long established presence in Spain. Today, from our office in Madrid we provide a full service Corporate and Investment Bank offering to our local and global clients. Located within 10 minutes of the nearest train station, Gregorio Marañón, our office is well positioned within the financial district of Madrid.

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