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Janus Henderson Investors Accountant, Payroll & Compensation in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

Accounting & Treasury is comprised of more than 60 people in three key locations: Denver, London and Singapore. The London Accounting team oversee accuracy and completeness of all books and records for our UK and European entities. This team is also responsible for the Group’s AP and AR processes, as well as financial/regulatory reporting and cash management functions.

Overview of the role

You will report into the Compensation & Expense manager and be part of the

Compensation team which sits within London Accounting.

You will be responsible for the accurate posting and control of payroll, variable

compensation and other compensation items. In addition, you will provide variance

analysis of the results on a monthly basis and therefore be required to understand

the underlying transactions. You will be expected to liaise with other teams and

offices to gather the information required.

You will maintain a robust control environment and deal with auditor queries as

necessary. You will also be involved in account preparation for the group’s


Duties and responsibilities

  • Payroll postings for UK and European offices

  • Variable compensation calculations and accruals

  • Pension accounting

  • Non-executive directors fee accruals

  • Other monthly compensation scheme calculations and accruals

  • Monthly reconciliations for all the above areas including monthly end balance

  • sheet reconciliations to ensure completeness and accuracy of month end

  • positions

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual variance analysis

  • Completion of notes that are required in the financial statements of Group

  • companies

  • Subsidiary account preparation

  • Auditor queries

  • Additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Ideally a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent), ideally with some post-qualification experience, particularly in this area

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills

  • Investment Management industry experience preferred

  • Experience of working in a global organization

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Excellent attention to detail and results driven approach

  • Ability to get up to speed quickly

  • Enthusiasm to take time to understand the area and its requirements

  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently, improving processes where required

  • Ability to take a step back and review and challenge

  • Ability to meet deadlines, for example at month end

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and work

  • with the team

  • Ability to analyse data and provide relevant financial insight

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Regular meetings with manager


At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.