Hedge Accountant

Recruiter
Elliott James Consulting Limited
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£50,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted
07 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role purpose

My client is increasing its market leading derivatives valuation and hedge accounting team to serve its current clients at a time when most of their clients are facing significant accounting challenges (introduction of New UKGAAP ? FRS102 and the upcoming IFRS9).

The successful candidate will work across the different sector teams and provide clients with derivatives valuation support, helping them fulfil their valuation and hedge accounting requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparing financial modelling and analysis
  • Advising clients on derivatives valuation and providing hedge accounting support to them and their stakeholders (mainly external auditors)
  • Liaison with other team members supporting their advisory engagements where necessary, both in Europe and in the USA
  • Client responsibility (leading client relationship management and delivery of output) for a portfolio of existing clients
  • Preparing and presenting pitches to win new clients, producing client briefing notes and analysis
  • Initiate and participate in external marketing and thought leadership activities (publishing of relevant articles/analysis)

Experience required

  • Experience working in a professional services, accounting or large audit firm
  • Experience of reviewing financial instruments, accounting or treasury advisory teams and helping clients implement new accounting standards
  • The ability to communicate with senior executives and client boards through client pitches and mandate execution
  • General understanding of financial markets and OTC derivatives in particular
  • Practical experience with FRS102, IAS39, IFRS7 and good knowledge of IFRS9 gained in either a treasury, debt advisory or corporate finance environment
  • Hedge Accounting experience preferably in Real Estate industry or Corporate Treasury

Skills required

  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills
  • User of Bloomberg, SuperDerivatives, Reval
  • Modelling skills ? derivatives valuation, use of commercial software
  • Strong client relationship management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent project management / organisational skills
  • Proactive individual with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to liaise effectively with both clients and colleagues
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Highly numerate

Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant subject ? 2:1
  • Chartered Accountant Qualification is preferable but not essential

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/959480784