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Reporting Accountant - Edinburgh

£35,000 - £55,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1903 Date Posted: Monday 24 Jan 2022
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W&A is working with an asset management organisation based in Edinburgh to help source a Reporting Accountant.  

In this role you will be a pivotal part of our clients IFRS programme for the implementation of their new strategic finance solutions. The role combines financial reporting, project work, systems developments, technical accounting and stakeholder engagement – so lots to get your teeth into! 

This is an excellent opportunity to develop in a stimulating working environment within an organisation that is committed to helping you build upon your experience. Our client offers both flexible and home working arrangements to ensure an inclusive work environment. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Supporting team to deliver IFRS programme objectives 

  • Working as part of the Finance function to understand how the changes impact the existing finance landscape and design ways to minimise disruption to the business in implementing the changes 

  • Ensuring effective communications with all stakeholders within the core project team 

  • Supporting the business leads on a day-to-day basis, representing the voice of the business in the project and acting as the interface between the Project Team and Finance teams  

  • Providing accounting insight into development of reporting activities 

  • Providing input into key programme activities including accounting process development, parallel runs, UAT, learning requirements and enabling business readiness 

  • Supporting continuous improvement through routine and bespoke analyses  

  • Supporting the programme with detailed accounting analysis  

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  • Accountancy qualification (e.g., CA, ACA, ACMA, ACCA, CPA) 

  • Ability to translate complex accounting content to a range of stakeholders and understand the impact on their business areas 

  • Experience in the delivering systems implementations desired 

  • Experience in implementing new accounting standards desired 

  • Able to apply logic and problem solving to complex accounting problems 

  • Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting goals 

  • Experience of developing strong working relationships and coordinating activities across distributed business areas  

  • Knowledge of general ledger, consolidation and reporting systems 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal