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Financial Accountant - Hedge Accounting

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -062021-2922798_1625846004

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-08-2021

  • Client:

    Michael Page

Unique opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded business in a technical accounting role, with excellent progression prospects moving forward. You will join a highly supportive and collaborative team in a role focused on hedge accounting, but will have the opportunity to broaden your experience once in post, with plenty of internal opportunities to develop your skills and progress your career.

Client Details

My client is an award-winning and hugely successful building society, with its members at its heart. They have been named as one of the most inclusive work places and enjoy a friendly and supportive culture, encouraging their employees to really succeed.

Description

As Technical Accountant (Hedge Accounting), you will act as a subject matter expert, delivering insight on financial performance, working closely with the wider finance team. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare the micro and macro hedge accounting journals on a monthly basis
  • Offer ad hoc technical support to wider finance team and business
  • Develop and manage key relationships with both internal and external customers, ensuring clear communication with SLT and senior stakeholders
  • External statutory reporting
  • Liaison with external auditors
  • Finance controls and mandates
  • Finance advisory and awareness - including technical updates
  • Technical queries relating to hedge accounting
  • Maintenance and development of effective processes and systems
  • Delivering key insight on technical accounting areas to wider finance team and business

Profile

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Knowledge of hedge accounting
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and external reporting requirements
  • Prior experience in financial services/insurance based businesses (desirable)
  • Highly numerate and capable of interpreting technical information
  • Well organised with high attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - confident working with wider team and key stakeholders in the business
  • Driven and motivated to progress
  • Proactive and keen to make improvements and positive change

Job Offer

In return, the client is offering a competitive salary c£40-45k, plus wider package. They are operating a hybrid working pattern, will flexibility to work from home several days a week. There is also a clear career path to Manager, and regular internal opportunities to broaden and develop your experience in the wider team.