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Financial Reporting Accountant - Edinburgh

£40,000 - £49,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1889 Date Posted: Monday 29 Nov 2021
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W&A is working with a global financial services business to support their search for a Financial Reporting Accountant.  

The 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). 

The company is at a key stage in its transformation journey and as a result, opportunities to get involved in the programme are being presented.  

This position offers hybrid working in a relaxed and professional environment that promotes individual accountability and trust. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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 e.g. FCA, ONS 

  • 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 principles of continuous improvement, and assist in ad hoc projects and reporting developments as necessary 

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  • Qualified accountant such as CA, ACCA or CIMA 

  • 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 

  • Working knowledge of accounts ledger packages and financial consolidation software