Technical Accountant

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£40000 per annum
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Gavin Kendall
Contract Type
Full Time

This Leeds based Financial Services business is currently looking for a qualified accountant to join their Technical team focussing on mortgage impairment provisioning. This is a 9 month fixed term contract.

Great working environment with a "smart working" approach. Excellent progression opportunities and a top class management team.

They offer:
* 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays
* Bonus scheme
* Private Medical Insurance
* Pension Scheme
* Health Cash Plan
* Subsidised staff investment and mortgage products

You will be responsible for:

As part of the Technical Accounting team, your main responsibilities will include the review and challenge of mortgage impairment provisioning assumptions and calculations, in addition to providing accounting advice to the rest of Finance and other specialist teams. There is scope to interact with a range of stakeholders across the business as well as externally.

Your other key duties will also include but not limited to:
* Preparation of technical accounting papers and mortgage impairment MI for senior management and the Board
* Preparation of regulatory returns in respect of mortgage impairment provisions
* Support interim and year end reporting process
* Relationship management of both internal and external stakeholders
* Resolving ad-hoc technical accounting queries from other areas of the business

If you are organised, focussed, flexible, enthusiastic and looking to join a fast moving business, you might be the ideal candidate for this role.

You will be able to demonstrate:
* Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
* Rigorous, methodical and well organised, ensuring that activities are correctly prioritised and that all interested parties are aware of responsibilities, deadlines and progress.
* Intellectually strong and capable of digesting and interpreting financial information.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, such as report writing skills.
* Experience of working in a in a multi-disciplined, deadline-driven, Finance function.
* Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
* Strong Excel skills with the ability to undertake analysis of large amounts of data.
* Database skills (preferably SAS) are desired but not essential.
* Ability to identify and address key risks/implications associated with any activities or changes.
* Financial Services experience would help but is not essential

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