£250 - £350 per day
over 1 year ago
Our client is a large corporate PLC based in the Liverpool area. Due to an exciting period of change and transformation, they are now looking to recruit an Interim Accountant to join their Financial Services division on an interim basis.
The Interim Accountant will join the Financial Services team in the midst of Year End, and will typically take responsibility for:
- Management of two direct reports
- Overall responsibility for the Financial Services balance sheet
- Oversight of the balance sheet reconciliation process including reviewing key balance sheet accounts and reconciliations
- Leading the year end process and audit
- Taking full responsibility for the completion of Financial Services group statutory accounts
- Educating the wider business about key risks associated with balance sheets
- Understanding key drivers behind balance sheet values and movements
- Challenging forecast and budget drivers to provide commentary
- Reviewing and presenting the Financial Services balance sheet pack to key Group stakeholders within the business
- Ad hoc project work
As this role involves keeping up to date with new IFRS accounting standards and contributing to their future impact on the FS balance sheet, candidates should have a good working knowledge of IFRS 15 and understand the impact of IFRS 9.
The Interim Accountant (Financial Services) should also meet the following skillset:
- Audit background (candidates trained in Accountancy Practice will be preferred)
- Strong working knowledge of Financial Accounting
- Banking background is preferred but not essential
- Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
- Experience of reviewing complex balance sheets
As this role is an urgent requirement, candidates should be immediately available to begin a new assignment.
The role is ideally suited to a career contractor who has extensive experience 'hitting the ground running' in finance and accountancy related assignments.
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