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Financial Reporting Accountant - 18 month Fixed Term Contract - Edinburgh

To £50,000 plus benefits - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1871 Date Posted: Monday 18 Oct 2021
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Our client is looking for a Financial Reporting Accountant for an 18 month Fixed Term Contract.

This role will have responsibility for preparation of IFRS reporting for Group and local statutory accounts, monthly financial and regulatory reporting, ledger maintenance, external statistical reporting, dealing with external audit and internal oversight functions (in particular SOX). It will also support change and process improvement initiatives.



Key Tasks:


As the Financial Reporting Accountant, you will work closely with providers of financial information from the business units and third parties to:


  • Assist in the quarterly preparation of the consolidated IFRS reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of annual statutory accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of other group, regulatory and external returns
  • Ensure all reporting preparation is completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Review and analyse business unit results and third party supplier’s information, understanding the data and where necessary challenging, to help mitigate financial risks
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and stakeholders to meet defined timescales
  • Complete workload to an auditable standard and follow Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) processes
  • Follow principals of continuous improvement, and assist in ad hoc projects and reporting developments as necessary




    • An understanding of IFRS accounting, working for a professional firm or a financial services company
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with senior members of staff
    • Curiosity and willingness to learn
    • Be a team player who is able to work to tight deadlines without compromising accuracy 
    • Excellent IT skills
    • A working knowledge of accounts ledger packages and financial consolidation software


Experience and qualifications


    • Qualified accountant such as CA, ACCA or CIMA