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Technical Accountant

Job Title: Technical Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 months
REF: SB3896_1551721659
Contact Name: Sam Banks
Contact Email: sam@consultancygroup.com
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting for a Technical Accountant to join a well known consumer brand. Your role will play a major part in year end, as well as supporting their IFRS implementation.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

· Providing sound technical advice on technical accounting issues and matters of interpretation and assess the impact on stakeholders

· Preparing Audit Committee Papers on technical matters including regular updates on accounting developments

· Leading the successful implementation of the new leasing standard with external support. This will involve liaison with key departments outside the group reporting function, including, Tax, Legal, Procurement, FP&A & Business Finance

· Being responsible for key judgements and accounting estimates reported in the financial statements (e.g. functional currency assessment, cost capitalisation, assets held for sale reporting, derivative financial instruments and impairment analysis)

· Maintaining and arranging for regular reviews of the Group's Accounting Policies

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications)

· Minimum of 5 years of post-qualified work experience in a Financial Accounting role

· Qualified ACA or equivalent with experience of financial reporting at a group level

· A good working knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle or MS Dynamics

· Expert in excel, proficient in pivot tables & look ups

  • Experience interfacing with external auditors; detailed knowledge of statutory reporting requirements
  • Flexibility and comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity