Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Location:

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    690_1589982813

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Our client a financial services sector business, market leaders within their Industry is currently hiring within their talented finance team.

Listed as one of the UK's top employer's the company has a strong successful history and exciting future. A well-respected business within their Industry you will enjoy superb career development, outstanding rewards and benefits, and an unrivalled working environment.

Role Responsibilities:

You will support the delivery of high quality and timely financial reporting, being a key element in the internal and external reporting processes.

  • To assist in the financial close process ensuring that high quality, timely and consistent reporting is produced for all associated companies. This may include consolidated returns for inclusion in the group results.
  • To assist in the preparation of high quality internal and external statutory and/or regulatory reporting on a timely basis.
  • To assist in the production of high quality and consistent analytical review.
  • To assist in provision of quality supporting information to facilitate an effective statutory audit process.
  • Proactively support the integration of strategic and ongoing business developments including changes to statutory and regulatory reporting requirements. Where relevant, liaise with other business areas and/or other Group functions (e.g. Fund Accounting, Tax, Actuarial etc.) to develop, test and implement revised systems/processes in accordance with relevant project plans.
  • To contribute to a continuous improvement and risk awareness culture within the Team so that ongoing improvements to the reporting environment which improve speed and accuracy of reporting are sought, and implemented, on an ongoing basis.
  • To prepare high quality working papers and/or audit trails in support of all outputs.
  • To maintain quality procedural documentation.
  • To liaise on an ongoing basis with the Fund Accounting, Investment Accounting, Actuarial and Tax Teams to ensure the integrity of the ledger for each Fund and Company and to source relevant inputs to meet developing reporting requirements.
  • As a member of the team, keep up-to date with technical developments.
  • To ensure compliance with information security requirements.

Person Specification…

  • Newly qualified accountant or in the final stages of studying for an accountancy qualification
  • Experience of Company Accounting and regulatory returns
  • Experience of Consolidation of Accounts
  • Good professional impact and credibility
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively, at all levels
  • Ability to communicate with other areas of the business and able to present information requests and financial data in an easily understandable manner
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Good IT skills (Microsoft Office, accounting and consolidation systems)

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