Financial Reporting Accountant

Recruiter
Michael Page Finance
Location
Leeds
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
22 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The main objectives for the role are:

  • Deliver the financial reports of the business including complying with IFRS, and managing audit deliverables to ensure effective completion of internal and external audits.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Commercial Finance team, as well as working on strategic projects.

Client Details

Mid-size business within the Financial Services and Insurance space.

Description

  • Preparation of high quality, IFRS compliant Group and subsidiary financial statements and quarterly investor reports
  • Responsible for delivering upon internal and external audit deliverables, including taking ownership for resolving auditor queries on a timely basis to ensure delivery of an efficient audit
  • Deliver high quality regulatory and other external reporting submissions
  • Provide IFRS technical accounting support and guidance to Commercial Finance and strategic project teams to ensure implementation of appropriate accounting policies
  • Contribute to updates to Group accounting manuals
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with auditors and manage deliverables to ensure effective completion of internal and external audits
  • Build and enhance relationships with internal and external partners to ensure effective financial reporting involvement in the execution of strategies and projects
  • Deliver high quality, insightful financial analysis, as required, to support strategic initiatives and decision making
  • Take responsibility for maintaining high quality financial controls, in compliance with the Financial Control Framework, for processes owned and drive ongoing process improvements

Profile

  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • In-depth knowledge of IFRS and comprehensive experience of researching, understanding, interpreting and applying accounting standards to business scenarios
  • Analytical by nature and experience; good logical and methodical approach to solving problems and ability to handle and interpret large amounts of data in a meaningful way to support decision making
  • Ability to present findings in a structured and well thought-through way, particularly when addressing a non-expert audience
  • Highly intellectual with commercial aptitude, sound judgement and professional integrity
  • Highly resilient with strong organisational and time management skills; self-motivated to deliver to the highest standard within challenging deadlines and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence and guide a range of stakeholders/colleagues with differing levels of ability and aptitude
  • Good excel skills

Desirable

  • Financial services sector experience
  • Regulatory reporting experience

Key Relationships

Develop strong relationships with and provide support to multiple stakeholders including:

  • External: External auditors, internal auditors, regulators and industry bodies
  • Internal: Senior Leadership Team, Commercial Finance, Financial Control Framework, audit deliverable owners across the business, project managers

Job Offer

  • Opportunity to work with other high calibre individuals and learn from a supportive team
  • Accelerated career progression due to the fast-paced nature of the company
  • Chance to work for a PE backed company and get this lucrative experience on your CV

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