Accounting Technical Advisory Assistant Manager

Job Description


Mazars' specialist Accounting Technical Services team provides accounting technical support and advice, both internally to our members of staff and externally to our clients. The team are renowned for their practical approach when facing complex technical accounting issues.

The Accounting Technical Services team mainly supports audit and assurance work by providing assistance to Mazars' staff nationally on a number of diverse areas. The team provides financial reporting support to Mazars audit teams and clients in all strategic markets and sectors, across a number of accounting frameworks, although principally IFRS and UK GAAP.

In addition, the Accounting Technical Services team provides financial reporting advisory services to non-audit clients covering a wide range of specialist areas such as: finance director support, including on-site / secondment support, technical accounting advisory - GAAP conversions, technical opinions, accounts preparation, IPO flotation support, preparation of complex group consolidations and training.

Job Purpose

As an Accounting Technical Services Manager, you will primarily be responsible for managing and delivering a broad range of technical accounting assignments which address in various scenarios the practical application of financial reporting standards under IFRS and UK GAAP. You may also be called upon to support audit and assurance work by providing assistance to Mazars' staff nationally on a number of diverse areas.

Role & Responsibilities

As a member of the Accounting Technical Services team, you will be part of a team that collaborates well to successfully support our colleagues and clients and will be responsible for:
Assisting with the delivery of accounting advisory client engagements, including often acting as the day-to-day lead on client engagements;
Preparing advice for review and to provide to clients with advice on a variety of technical accounting issues;
Analysing client transactions or structures and providing detailed technical accounting analysis, including drafting formal accounting opinions;
Assisting clients in their implementation programme for new accounting standards or a new accounting framework;
Representing Mazars when on secondment to clients;
Assisting with the identification of business development opportunities and responding to client proposals; and
Working effectively as a team member sharing knowledge and responsibility and updating senior members on progress.
You may also be required to provide technical accounting support to our audit teams across the UK which includes:
Addressing accounting and financial reporting technical queries;
Reviewing financial statements for compliance with IFRS and FRS 102; and
Providing tailored support to key audit client.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
You will have a sound technical understanding from completing your ACA/ACCA (or equivalent) accounting qualification and have robust technical accounting knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP/FRS 102 and UK Company Law.
Experience of working at an Assistant Manager level in a professional services firm, ideally within a similar financial reporting role.
Experience with evaluating technical issues, analysing facts, consulting and delivering solutions to clients.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially writing formal reasoned technical responses.
Experience of writing technical publications will be beneficial.
The ability to prioritise and organise work, with strong attention to detail.
Works well with others in the team, maintaining high standards of quality and demonstrating commitment to self-development.
Experience of working with industry and services clients.
Inclusion and Diversity

At Mazars inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We recognise that being an inclusive and diverse organisation makes us stronger as a business.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.

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