Head of Technical Accounting

Location
London
Salary
£110k - 125k per year
Posted
09 Jul 2021
Closes
06 Aug 2021
Ref
GS562825
Contact
Gemma Smith
Job Title
Finance Director
Experience Levels
Director
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
  • Head of Technical Accounting
  • £110,000 - £125,000 pro rata
  • 6 months initially

An opportunity to use your technical accounting expertise for a Financial Services business who need to update, develop and then maintain their accounting policies. You will take a lead of all technical accounting for this SME Bank and have one, possibly two reports.

You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in development of IFRS accounting policies and you will be highly visible to senior management.

The position will require that you take the lead on technical accounting projects and you have autonomy to make decisions. Therefore, strong communication and stakeholder management is a must along with experience of working in a senior project accounting role that has focussed on technical accounting and policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of group-wide accounting policies and the communication of these throughout the Group
  • Maintain the group accounting policy manual.
  • Accounting policy manual updates
  • Liaise with auditors, make recommendations
  • Evaluate new financial reporting requirements and oversee their implementation.
  • Provide ad-hoc technical support to the CFO and reporting team across Finance as required.
  • Provide technical accounting support to strategic projects as required.
  • Undertake technical reviews of group finance statements to ensure compliance with group accounting policies and external requirements.
  • Develop and implement technical training for key colleagues, particularly subject matter experts to build a higher level of general understanding of key technical issues
  • Ensure the finance function fully considers and reflects the impact of changes in accounting standards/regulations, ensuring these are aligned with expectations of external auditors.
  • Champion change and communicate plans to ensure change is successfully implemented within


Skills & Qualifications
You will be a fully qualified accountant with substantial PQE experience in a senior technical accounting role. Your background will include Accounting Policy & Controls and excellent IFRS from a Bank.
An excellent understanding of the best practices used in developing and applying accounting policy is required. 

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