Technical Accounting Specialist

Recruiter
Howett Thorpe
Location
Newbury, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1154094597
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Howett Thorpe are working with a Global company based in Berkshire with exciting growth plans both UK and Internationally. As a Technical Accounting Manager you will report directly into the Controller and will Partner with the Corporate Controller organisation to maintain and expand the global accounting policies. This role is an ideal opportunity for candidates either from a Big 4 background looking for a move into industry or ACA Qualified candidates with experience already in industry but looking for a new and exciting challenge.

Reference: HT12739

Technical Accounting Specialist - About The Role

As the Technical Accounting Specialist you will:
  • Lead the technical accounting review of large and unusual contracts
  • Actively support efforts and analyse and implement the new revenue recognition accounting standards (effects both IFRS and US GAAP), which is expected to be a multi-year effort.
  • Primary contact for technical accounting matters on revenue recognition.
  • Assist with other newly issued or revised accounting standards
  • Draft and review technical accounting memos for unusual or complex matters. Assist with addressing any external auditor questions or concerns
  • Partner with the organization to provide additional technical accounting support to any business combination activity (i.e. M&A).
  • Assisting with other projects set out by CFO
  • Preparation and delivery of training programmes to finance and non-finance personnel on revenue recognition rules and other areas of complex accounting under US GAAP and IFRS

The successful Technical Accounting Specialist will have the following skills / knowledge & experience:
  • ACA qualified or equivalent with a strong preference for Big4 but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience of working for an international company with multi country teams
  • Strong technical proficiency in US GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience of revenue recognition
  • Able to influence and communicate effectively at all levels, including external auditors
  • Able to develop strong relationships and working collaboratively with key contracts across the business
  • Must be passionate and enthusiastic and having what it takes to drive our business forward


Technical Accounting Specialist - Things You Should Know

Occasional visits to field offices, which may be outside of the UK

Howett Thorpe are acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this role and comply with all relevant UK legislation and do not discriminate on any protected characteristics. Due to the high volume of applications we currently receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you do not hear from a Consultant within 5 working days please assume that you have not been successful.

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