Experienced Control

Accounting Manager


We are looking for an Accounting Manager to join our growing finance team in the UK. This person will play an influential role in a number of finance activities, including, but not limited to, managing the UK’s regulatory reporting obligations and overseeing the financial reporting process. You will also have the opportunity to impact the wider finance environment across the business by interacting with counterparts in our Chicago and Amsterdam offices in projects such as global technology transformation.

If you are someone who enjoys collaborating with global teams to solve complex financial problems, we encourage you to apply below!

Who we are:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

As one of the world’s major financial centres, London was selected as the home of Optiver’s FX trading business, our UK-focused Institutional Trading Team and rapidly growing commodities trading arm. Optiver UK is located in a city that bridges European, Asian and American time zones, connecting our regional offices and embracing a truly global mind-set. London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and is home to some of the best museums, a thriving international restaurant scene and bustling high streets that attract people from all over the globe.

What you’ll do:

Regulatory reporting:

  • Primary responsibility for preparing regulatory reporting in accordance with the Investment Firm Prudential Regime (“IFPR”) for a MIFIDPRU investment firm, and responsibility for inputting into regulatory capital calculations
  • Playing a key role in preparing the annual Internal Capital Adequacy and Risk Assessment (“ICARA”) 
  • Collaborating with other functions and the business on the changing regulatory landscape, and analysing the impact of Optiver's evolving business  

Financial control:

  • Overseeing and coordinating financial reporting processes, in particular some of the month-end close process for multiple entities
  • Understanding and controlling the reporting of trading assets and liabilities 
  • Reviewing complex expense and profit sharing allocations between entities and business units 

Financial reporting:

  • Helping to manage the preparation of annual financial statements and audit-related deliverables, liaising with our external auditors as required 

 Project work:

  • Opportunity to have an active role in various global initiatives, including technology transformations. Partnering with other global finance teams and control teams to ensure initiatives are best practice and fit for purpose

Who you are: While we've listed several job requirements below, we understand that not everyone may have all these qualifications. If you believe you have a unique blend of skills and experiences that can contribute to our team, we encourage you to apply.

  • Qualified accountant – ACA/ACCA
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • 5 years+ post-qualified experience, preferably within the financial services industry 
  • Experience of the UK regulatory regime (IFPR), and experience of regulatory reporting 
  • Experience of working in a finance team, and managing a broad range of finance activities/initiatives
  • Detailed knowledge of accounting standards and statutory reporting requirements 
  • Proficient in Excel  

What you’ll get:

At Optiver UK, you will be part of a well-established and high-performing global firm whilst experiencing the excitement that comes from a growing operation. As our London operations grow, the opportunity to make a global impact and take your career to a new level expands with it. We offer a supportive environment for you to perform at your best. Some of our key benefits include:

  • Competitive remuneration;
  • 27 paid vacation days (plus UK public holidays);
  • Daily onsite breakfast and lunch;
  • Paid commuting expenses (home to office);
  • 50% paid gym subscription;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Training, conference attendance and continuous learning opportunities;
  • International transfer opportunities.

How to apply:

Apply directly via the form below and please provide us with a CV in English. Should there be a potential match, a member of our team will reach out sooner rather than later. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].

When applying for a role with Optiver UK Limited, the recruitment process is run via our Optiver global recruitment team. The personal data you will submit as part of the recruitment process may be processed in the UK, US and the Netherlands. By continuing with your application you hereby consent to your personal data being processed in these locations. More information on how Optiver processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy.

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

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