Financial Technical Accountant with IFRS

12 Jan 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Equiniti hiring for an IFRS technically strong qualified accountant who has good knowledge of new accounting standards, including IFRS15, IFRS16 and IFRS9.

In the role of Financial Technical Accountant you would oversee the Group’s control environment to create audit efficiencies and give comfort to the audit committee of a FTSE 250 group, acting as a deputy to the head of financial reporting dealing with senior management and the commercial teams.

The financial reporting team is a central finance function which is responsible for producing the consolidated results of the group that forms the financial statements of the Annual Report and Accounts that is issued to our shareholders. We lead the year-end audit process and produce audit papers for both the external auditors and our audit committee. We also support the business lines by providing technical accounting advice, particularly on contracts that are being negotiated, to ensure that we get the best result for our revenue recognition profile.

Team are based in Worthing but time can be spent in our Crawley office too.

As a Financial Technical Accountant you will be responsible for;

  • Production of the Group annual report in conjunction with other stakeholders.

  • Ensure all subsidiary statutory accounts are produced in a timely manner.

  • Lead the external audit with PwC and produce audit committee papers.

  • Providing views on future financial reporting changes and advice on revenue recognition accounting across our various revenue streams

  • Lead the final stages of the transition to IFRS15, including financial disclosures

  • Manage the acquisition accounting of our significant US acquisition and the set-up of the Workday financial accounting system

  • Ensure that foreign exchange is correctly accounted for

  • Produce IFRS2 modelling for budgets and statutory disclosures

  • Provide technical assistance to the SSC for any accounting decisions.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following;

  • Strong experience of IFRS reporting

  • Experience of working in auditing or a multicurrency environment would be highly regarded.

  • Prior experience of working with an off shored Finance SSC is an advantage

  • Knowledge of Workday an advantage/Knowledge of other financial accounting systems.

  • Experience with multi-currency consolidations


  • Qualified Accountant: ACCA, CIMA, CA