Accountant (Projects)

Recruiter
Resource Solutions - GSC
Location
London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
24 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Contract/Interim
Hours
Full Time

Accountant

Initial 6 months

Canary Wharf

Corporate and Investment Bank Finance and Business Management

The Legal Entity Control (LEC) team are also responsible for the production of the statutory financial statements in the UK.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce statutory financial statements, including audit support and files.
  • Support technical UK GAAP/IFRS accounting analyses including accounting memos.
  • Involvement in new accounting standard implementation relevant to legal entity (ie IFRS 9/15).
  • Support various projects and initiatives which impact the legal entity including product, Infrastructure, Regulatory, Compliance and other business driven initiatives.
  • Produce other legal entity specific CRD IV required reporting.
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders including PwC, Product Control, Tax, Regulatory Reporting, Technology and Corporate teams to enable an effective coordination of the process.
  • Work closely with PwC auditors to ensure the issues are resolved and the deadlines are met.
  • Prepare board reports and present to the board of directors the statutory financial statements.
  • Co-ordinate various statutory financial statements production & audit tasks and support the team on various initiatives.
  • Ownership of statutory financial statements software (W-desk).

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified accountant (ie CA, ACCA, CPA etc.) with 2-4 years Post Qualification Experience.
  • Experience of investment bank financial accounting and products.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with experience in financial statement production and managing audits.
  • Ability to work under considerable time pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and an ability to build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical ability, being able to discuss legal entity and business results and issues with senior management.
  • Good product knowledge, with an ability to develop an understanding of new/complex products.
  • Ability to partner and influence across businesses and other support groups.
  • Control focus mind-set at all times, whilst respectively challenging the status quo.
  • Attention to detail whilst being cognizant of materiality levels.
  • Project management experience.

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