Technical Accountant - Retailer/FMCG -Central London - 9 months - Qualified ACA/ ACCA
Investigo are supporting a well known consumer goods business to recruit a Technical Accountant with outstanding long term development opportunities.
- Assist the Group Reporting Manager in the coordination of the Annual Report and Financial Statements and the Interim Report, including:
- Day to day management of the year end process and liaison with the external auditors to ensure all issues are brought to the attention of the Group Reporting Manager on a timely basis and resolved to satisfactory conclusion
- The Financial Statements including all notes to the accounts, ensuring they are up to date, compliant with IFRS and in line with best practice
- Help ensure the business is up to date and prepared for all new IFRS standards, interpretations and exposure drafts on a timely basis, and that they are implemented properly
- Provide accounting support to the wider business on ad hoc technical queries, such as providing practical examples and proposing recommended accounting treatment
- Preparation of technical accounting position papers to support the Group's treatment of large or usual contracts
- Help improve the Group's documentation of policies and procedures to enhance the quality of financial reporting
- Provide support and training on emerging accounting standards, including developing training materials, to finance and non-finance colleagues across the business.
What you need to know and show
- Professionally qualified ACA accountant with at least 4-5 years' experience at a senior level in practice (at least experienced manager level in a Big 4 firm) or within retail or an equivalent fast moving organisation (within a Group Finance team), ideally with have FTSE 100 experience
- Proven skills to build senior level working relationships
- Superior Financial Reporting and accounting skills
- Detailed experience of technical accounting standards and statutory reporting
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills for managing senior level relationships
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