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Financial Reporting Accountant

Posted 20 February by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

The main objectives for the role are:

  • Deliver the financial reports of the business including complying with IFRS, and managing audit deliverables to ensure effective completion of internal and external audits.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the Commercial Finance team, as well as working on strategic projects.

Client Details

Mid-size business within the Financial Services and Insurance space.


  • Preparation of high quality, IFRS compliant Group and subsidiary financial statements and quarterly investor reports
  • Responsible for delivering upon internal and external audit deliverables, including taking ownership for resolving auditor queries on a timely basis to ensure delivery of an efficient audit
  • Deliver high quality regulatory and other external reporting submissions
  • Provide IFRS technical accounting support and guidance to Commercial Finance and strategic project teams to ensure implementation of appropriate accounting policies
  • Contribute to updates to Group accounting manuals
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with auditors and manage deliverables to ensure effective completion of internal and external audits
  • Build and enhance relationships with internal and external partners to ensure effective financial reporting involvement in the execution of strategies and projects
  • Deliver high quality, insightful financial analysis, as required, to support strategic initiatives and decision making
  • Take responsibility for maintaining high quality financial controls, in compliance with the Financial Control Framework, for processes owned and drive ongoing process improvements


  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified
  • In-depth knowledge of IFRS and comprehensive experience of researching, understanding, interpreting and applying accounting standards to business scenarios
  • Analytical by nature and experience; good logical and methodical approach to solving problems and ability to handle and interpret large amounts of data in a meaningful way to support decision making
  • Ability to present findings in a structured and well thought-through way, particularly when addressing a non-expert audience
  • Highly intellectual with commercial aptitude, sound judgement and professional integrity
  • Highly resilient with strong organisational and time management skills; self-motivated to deliver to the highest standard within challenging deadlines and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence and guide a range of stakeholders/colleagues with differing levels of ability and aptitude
  • Good excel skills


  • Financial services sector experience
  • Regulatory reporting experience

Key Relationships

Develop strong relationships with and provide support to multiple stakeholders including:

  • External: External auditors, internal auditors, regulators and industry bodies
  • Internal: Senior Leadership Team, Commercial Finance, Financial Control Framework, audit deliverable owners across the business, project managers

Job Offer

  • Opportunity to work with other high calibre individuals and learn from a supportive team
  • Accelerated career progression due to the fast-paced nature of the company
  • Chance to work for a PE backed company and get this lucrative experience on your CV

Reference: 34403321

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