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Technical Accountant - 6 month contract

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Technical Accountant Salary: £650 per day umbrella Location: London Keywords: Accounting, Finance, IFRS, GAAP, Transaction Analysis

Our client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Technical Accountant to join their dynamic team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in a global capacity, providing clear and accurate accounting policy advice on exceptional transactions and new activities. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary of £650 per day and the chance to work in the vibrant city of London. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a collaborative environment, has a keen interest in IFRS developments, and possesses strong analytical skills

What you'll do:

As a Technical Accountant, you will play a crucial role in providing clear and accurate accounting policy advice on exceptional transactions and new activities. You will be responsible for analysing transaction proposals, preparing technical accounting memorandums, and acting as the primary point of contact for finance-related queries. Your ability to build strong relationships will be key as you liaise with various teams to ensure smooth operational implementation. This role offers an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in IFRS and GAAP within a global context.

  • Analyse exceptional transactions (TAC) and new activity (NAC) proposals from the Business and prepare clear, accurate technical accounting memorandums defining the accounting treatment under IFRS.
  • Act as the single point of contact for the Business for Finance accounting policy questions in relation to TAC NAC.
  • Liaise with Group Accounting Policy (GAP) to obtain validation for the proposed accounting treatment when sensitive accounting issues are identified within TAC NAC.
  • Coordinate with operational specialists or regional Finance to ensure they receive the accounting policy analysis with sufficient time to assess the operational implementation aspects.
  • Represent Finance at the physical TAC NAC committee as appropriate.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with Business, GAP, and various interlocutors for operational implementation.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Technical Accountant position brings a wealth of experience in technical accounting within financial services or investment banking. You are a qualified accountant with substantial post-qualification experience, and have a proven track record of making sound accounting judgements in the application of IFRS to complex capital markets transactions. Your strong analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, and capacity to work effectively within a team will be key to your success in this role.

  • Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent) with substantial post qualification experience.
  • Experience working in the technical accounting team within financial services clients or investment bank.
  • Proven experience making accounting judgements in the application of IFRS to complex capital markets transactions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently across teams.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to identify issues, assess their impact, and document/resolve them effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading bank with an international reach, boasting a presence in 73 countries and employing over 196,000 individuals worldwide. They hold key positions in their three main activities: Domestic Markets, International Financial Services, and Corporate & Institutional Banking. This is an exciting opportunity to join a globally recognised leader offering capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and advisory solutions.

What's next:

Ready for an exciting new challenge? Apply now!

Apply today by clicking on the link provided. We look forward to receiving your application!

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Banking & Financial Services

Focus: Finance & Accounting

Industry: Banking

Salary: £550 - £650 per day

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Director

Location: City of London

Job Reference: 51025783/001

Date posted: 17 May 2024

Consultant: Emma Crossing

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