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Accountant - Financial Services

Meraki Talent Ltd
Closing date
10 May 2021

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Meraki Talent are supporting with the appointment of a permanent Accountant based in Edinburgh for a financial services organisation paying £50,000 - £60,000 base salary plus excellent bonus potential and benefits.

The Opportunity

The position of Accountant is within an extremely high-profile division of finance and will present the opportunity to get involved with several business-critical projects. It's a technical accounting position with the ability to deliver high quality accounting and regulatory advice absolutely paramount.

The Candidate Profile

The role of Accountant requires a qualified individual with upwards of 2 years+ post qualification experience. This role would ideally fit one of two profiles:
  • A strong technical Accountant operating within the financial services sector looking for a more senior position and excellent career progression opportunities
  • An individual that operates within the Big Four facilitating a financial services portfolio and looking to make their first move out with practice

On Offer

The position of Accountant will offer:

  • £50,000 - £60,000 base salary
  • Excellent bonus potential
  • Fantastic pension contributions
  • Other company benefits & perks

The role will begin as home working with all the necessary equipment and induction provided for a professional and efficient virtual on-boarding. Once normality resumes, the line manager is happy to commit to a flexible approach between home & office working.

You will be involved in not but not restricted to the following duties:

  • Delivering high quality accounting and regulatory advice, insights and papers under IFRS and Solvency II for the regulated life companies
  • The interpretation, impact assessment and implementation of new standards and changes to accounting standards and regulatory guidance for life companies
  • Updates and alignment of the pro-forma financial statements of life companies for business changes and other financial reporting updates (including, alignment to the Group financial reports)
  • Own the accounting policies for fair valuation of illiquid assets and oversee the controls and activities to this end in the Investment Accounting & Reporting Team
  • Coordinate the narrative reporting for life companies under the Pillar 3 of Solvency II utilising support and input from other areas of the business.
  • Manage project work to support the development of robust and effective financial reporting
  • Maintain a high level of business accountancy knowledge and understanding of multiple different reporting basis
  • Writing and presentation of papers for senior management in relation to controls and governance

To be considered for this vacancy, you must have the following experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with 2 years+ post qualification experience
  • Direct or in-direct (Big Four) financial services sector experience - asset management, wealth management, banks, investments, insurance etc.
  • Strong technical accounting exposure
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills

Please do not hesitate to contact John Gilbertson for a private & confidential discussion regarding this excellent opportunity.
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