Our client is a leading bank located in the City of London. They are currently looking for a energetic Financial Accountant to join the Finance Controllership team to play a pivotal role in the business as well as number of excting new projects in areas that are currently being explored. The ideal candidate will have a strong practical background in Accounting Standards including IRFRS9, 15 & 16
As a Financial Accountant, you’ll report directly to the Financial Controller working with the banks Finance, Audit, Group Finance & Treasury, and more. The main objective of the role will be providing technical accounting expertise and support to the Financial Controller in the areas of accounting policy, rule changes and implementation, as well as Financial Accounting and Reporting, innovation, improvement and change implementation. Your specific responsibilities will include;
Be a lead point of contact for projects from a technical accounting perspective, and a point of contact for technical application of specific IFRS standards including but not limited to IFRS 9, IFRS 16, IFRS15.
Adjust, set and maintain relevant accounting policies, appropriate controls and documentation in respect of rule changes, innovations and improvements.
Produce monthly, quarterly, annual reporting on technical accounting changes, implementations for both internal and external stakeholders.
Ensure all key accounts are reconciled satisfactorily and all reconciling items are investigated and resolved accordingly.
Provide ongoing evaluation of existing systems and processes to innovate, drive out improvements and achieve efficiencies.
Skills and Experience
Our client is looking for finance professionals interested in being part of a dynamic and changing team. There will be an opportunity to independently liaise with the wider business by using your strong communication skills and you’ll be someone interested in driving a culture of continual process improvement. To be successful in this role, you will specifically possess;
Advanced Microsoft Excel ability
Experience of IFRS and current technical accounting knowledge. Ideally IFRS9, 15 and 16
Highly numerate with an analytical ability that enables you to have excellent attention to detail and a methodical approach to work
Able to manage fluctuating workloads and deliver within tight deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate at all levels within the organisation as well as with external parties
It would be desirable if you have relevant experience of working in a Financial Control function in financial services, and you have previously worked within regulatory constraints
McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.