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Technical Accountant 12 month FTC

Randstad Financial Services
Closing date
22 Sep 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Accounting and Reporting Policy team is part of the Regulatory Standards Division, which includes all areas of the firm that set and influence standards and codes and promote good practice, including international liaison. The Accounting and Reporting Policy team develops and implements the organisation's strategy for standards and related guidance in respect of Corporate Reporting.


The role involves delivering allocated projects that fall into the following categories:
  • Issuing and maintaining financial reporting standards in the UK (and Republic of Ireland), including liaison with sector-specific SORP-making bodies;
  • Issuing and maintaining guidance on non-financial reporting in the UK;
  • Issuing and maintaining other relevant corporate reporting requirements or guidance in the UK;
  • Monitoring and influencing international corporate reporting developments relevant to the organisation's remit either directly or working with other international standard setters and similar bodies;
  • Research aimed at influencing future developments in corporate reporting; and undertaking due process reviews of the UK Endorsement Board.

In all cases, engaging with stakeholders to obtain their input on projects.

Areas of focus at present for the team include the Periodic Review of UK and Ireland accounting standards, developments in non-financial reporting and establishing due process oversight of the UK Endorsement Board.

Skills Required:

The ideal candidates will have:
  • Educated to degree level, with a professional or post-degree qualification. For technical accounting work, a qualified accountant with at least five years post qualification experience.Ability to effectively manage a number of concurrent projects.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to create, interact and maintain key external relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyse competing positions and develop practical solutions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • A commitment to the objectives and regulatory principles and to standard-setting and regulatory policy in the public interest.

Technical skills
  • Experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in these activities.
  • Experience of the technical requirements or guidance in relation to wider corporate reporting, or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in wider corporate reporting.
  • Experience of oversight reviews or assessing compliance with established requirements.
  • Good understanding of the accounting and reporting regulatory framework in the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland.
  • Appreciation of relevant international accounting and regulatory frameworks.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
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