Career Opportunities

Senior Legal Entity Controller

London, GB Full-Time Finance

About Marex

Marex is a diversified global financial services platform, providing essential liquidity, market access and infrastructure services to clients in the energy, commodities and financial markets.

The Group provides comprehensive breadth and depth of coverage across four core services: Market Making, Clearing, Hedging and Investment Solutions and Agency and Execution. It has a major franchise in many major metals, energy and agricultural products, executing around 50 million trades and clearing 205 million contracts in 2022. The Group provides access to the world’s major commodity markets, covering a broad range of clients that include some of the largest commodity producers, consumers and traders, banks, hedge funds and asset managers.

Marex was established in 2005 but through its subsidiaries can trace its roots in the commodity markets back almost 100 years. Headquartered in London with 36 offices worldwide, the Group has over 1,800 employees across Europe, Asia and America.

Marex has unique access across markets with significant share globally both on and off exchange. The depth of knowledge amongst its teams and divisions provides its customers with clear advantage, and its technology-led service provides access to all major exchanges, order-flow management via screen, voice and DMA, plus award-winning data, insights and analytics.

The Legal Entity Control team work on a range of projects as well as statutory reporting and control. The team is charged with ensuring the Group meets the financial reporting and control obligations of a global regulated group. The LEC Team support the other finance areas such as FP&A, Regulatory, Product Control, Treasury and tax which together form the Finance Department.

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Role Summary

The major deliverables of the Legal Entity Control team are:

  • Preparation of annual financial statements for a number of entities under various accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP, FRS102 mainly);
  • Supporting the Financial Reporting Team in the preparation of key notes to the Group Annual and Quarterly Reports (prepared in Workiva);
  • Prepare monthly analytical review on legal entity income statement and balance sheet;
  • Managing the month end process to Group reporting deadlines;
  • Preparation of monthly management reports;
  • Preparation of monthly transfer pricing calculations;

Skills and Experience

  • Adept across the MS Office suite (the ability to write macros/VBA and Python is highly desirable)
  • Keen to work in a rapidly evolving and growing organisation and make your mark, highly committed
  • Finance knowledge or quantitative degree preferred but not essential
  • Problem solving skills
  • A meticulous eye for detail
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure in a busy environment
  • Experience working in a regulated environment and knowledge of the risk and compliance requirements associated with this.
  • Management of balance sheet substantiation and intercompany reconciliation processes;
  • Preparation, review and challenge of LEC controlled balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Manage audit process and ad-hoc enquiries from external auditors;
  • Involvement in developing and enhancing existing processes;
  • Integration of new acquisitions into the monthly reporting cycle;
  • Supporting business change. New business units, reorganisations;
  • Design and implementation of a world class control environment; and
  • Provide guidance and support to other members of the LEC Team and support the head of LEC;


  • Strong analytical skill – You demonstrate an aptitude for problem solving with the ability to exercise sound and balanced judgment in a highly regulated environment
  • Functional expertise – Enjoy keeping up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
  • Strong technical accounting skills – You demonstrate strong technical skills (especially IFRS 3 and 9), pay attention to detail, take initiative to broaden your knowledge and resolve accounting issues
  • Personal drive and motivation – Successfully handle multiple tasks, take initiative to improve your own performance, work intensely towards challenging goals
  • A client and business focus – Effectively handle difficult requests, build trusting, long-term relationships with clients, help the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
  • Strong teamwork ethic – You are a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills. You collaborate well with others within and across teams, encourage other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others’ contributions

Experience, Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Big 4 audit background is preferred but not essential
  • Working in a large Group / Public company environment
  • Group accounting (departments/business units) and reconciliation experience (transfer pricing / intercompany / cross charging etc)
  • A track record of improving processes and adding value to stakeholders
  • Managing other team members and projects to deadlines
  • Presenting solutions and recommendations to senior management
  • Strong analytical, organisation and documentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and large ERP system (PeopleSoft), Essbase reporting.
  • Qualified Accountant

Conduct Rules

You must:

  • Act with integrity
  • Act with due skill, care and diligence
  • Be open and cooperative with the FCA, the PRA and other regulators
  • Pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
  • Observe proper standard of market conduct
  • Act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers

Marex is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the company.