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Senior External Reporting Accountant

Job Title: Senior External Reporting Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Central Bedfordshire
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + 30% Bonus & Excellent Bens
REF: CG2404ER_1679665133
Contact Name: Charlotte Garfield
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Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Our client, a leading employer of choice with a stellar reputation for talent planning and retention, is looking to source a talented Senior Accountant to join its high calibre external reporting team. This would be a great role for an ACA looking to make their first move into industry, working for a dynamic organisation that will encourage you to apply for other roles in future within the wider finance structure. Hybrid working also available, with just 2 days per week expected in the office.

Main duties include:
* Identification, communication and managing the resolution of accounting issues including drafting of technical papers
* Liaison with and challenge to external auditors
* Drafting of audit committee papers
* Management of the production and control of all versions of accounts
* Provision of ad hoc accounting advice, e.g. acquisitions, disposals, provisions, impairment
* Liaison with tax, legal and audit
* Creation of accounting papers that consider technical and practical accounting from UK GAAP and IFRS perspective
* Accounting for adjusting items including analysis against major projects
* Accounting for provisions for onerous contracts including decisions on how to deal with specific long-term contracts
* Accounting for pensions, share based payments, financial instruments and earnings per share

Key skills & experience required:
* Qualified ACA or ACCA/CIMA if not in practice
* Strong IFRS and UKGAAP knowledge
* Excellent technical skills and reporting writing
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Confident liaising with senior stakeholders and adept at building relationships
* Proactive approach to problem solving
* Ambitious, self-starter

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