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.
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
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
Monthly, quarterly and annual variance analysis
Completion of notes that are required in the financial statements of Group
Subsidiary account preparation
Additional duties as assigned.
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
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.