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Technical Financial Reporting Director

National, UK
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
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Full Time
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The Individual

Are you an experienced financial reporting specialist that has a passion to excel, deliver exceptional quality and drive growth and change, if so then this role is for you.
The Role

RSM’s audit technical department (NATS) provides technical support to RSM’s audit and financial advisory services business lines.

A sub-set of NATS is the financial reporting specialist team.  These specialists provide support to teams, mostly on technical accounting and reporting matters. 

We are looking for an individual with strong financial and narrative reporting skills who has experience of dealing with complex financial reporting matters and reviewing premium or standard listed company annual reports and can:

  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Mentor more junior personnel and assist in the development of their technical and communication skills
  • Contribute to the development of the department from a strategic and operational perspective
  • Work under time pressure and to tight reporting deadlines


Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Technical pre-clearance reviews on annual reports for the firm’s highest risk audit clients
  • To act in the capacity of a financial reporting specialist on the firm’s highest risk audit clients (dependent on skills and specialisms)
  • Provision of technical advice and support on complex accounting and financial reporting matters
  • Lead a sub-team on financial reporting / narrative reporting and other departmental projects
  • Signing out of technical advice of more junior team members
  • Utilising technical skills in developing the firm’s brand
  • Proposing and reviewing internal technical communications, including training material, and published guidance documents
  • Proposing recommendations in response to regulatory change
  • Providing comments and views in response to regulatory consultations


Requirements for the role

  • ACA/ACCA/CA/CAI qualification (or equivalent)
  • Strong financial reporting knowledge and expertise
  • Experience of performing technical reviews of UK premium, Standard and AIM listed entities within a medium-large based firm, ideally at Associate Director level or above
  • Background in external audit would be beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to lead teams and projects


RSM UK is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market business leaders. With a strong UK presence of nearly 5,000 people in 30 locations, we’re connected with more than 55,000 experts across our global network.  

We’re purpose-driven, mission-led and guided by our values. We’re taking exciting strides into the future and the work we do is powering innovation and change. We do this in an atmosphere where creativity and diversity of thought are fully embraced, as much as process and efficiency are valued. We’re carving out our own story together.

We add up to more at RSM. We support our people, both inside and outside of work, because they truly matter. We speak up, take action and always drive for the better of everyone at RSM — and the future we share together. To us, ‘impact’ isn’t a buzzword. It’s something we consider all the time, in both our day-to-day actions, and when making the big decisions about our future. Making an impact means caring for our planet, our people, and our society, through various initiatives, including our volunteering scheme, supporting charities, pledging to achieve net zero by 2030, and focusing on employee welling.

For those seeking a dynamic, challenging and rewarding career line, our broad range of service lines present the ideal landscape to make an impact. If you’re ready to make a difference to organisations and communities around you, we’ve got the opportunities for you to add up to more.

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0117 945 2000
2nd Floor The Square
Temple Quay
United Kingdom

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