Banking Advisory - Accounting Policy

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My client a prestigious top global consulting business that is focused on growing their Banking Accounting Advisory business significantly. They’re looking to secure excellent candidates at the Associate, Manager and Senior Manager levels. These roles sit within the consulting business and are purely advisory roles which require candidates to have a background and understanding of technical accounting specifically for Banking and Investment Management.---This is an excellent opportunity for either professionals in Banking/FS that are in Technical accounting roles to make the move in to advisory positions which will be supporting more than 30 top tier banking and investment management clients or for candidates that work within practice in Accounting advisory to make the transition to a growing team that offers fantastic opportunity for progression, development and wide exposure. These roles also offer a clear route for progression to Director and even to Partner level.---The current team is a a team of Banking and Financial Services technical accounting specialists with extensive experience delivering expert accounting advisory services, financial reporting and regulatory change projects to major Tier-1 global banks, challenger banks and building societies. They have a deep expertise in complex accounting within the Banking and Financial Services sector such as IFRS 9, hedge accounting, securitisations and other structured transactions, derivatives, and deal accounting for mergers and acquisitions.Core Responsibilities- Manage client opportunities, deliver live engagements, lead small teams and provide input into larger multi-disciplinary teams.- Respond to clients’ ongoing ad-hoc technical accounting queries.- Analyse client transactions or structures and perform detailed technical accounting analysis, including writing formal accounting opinions where required, e.g. structured transactions or deal accounting. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients on complex transactions.- Provide clients with advice on technical accounting issues and broader impacts of new accounting standards and regulatory changes.- Write and review client reports based on analytical exercises (e.g. review of clients’ technical accounting decisions, stakeholder interview) to present findings and recommendations.- Assist clients in their implementation programme for new accounting change or development and post-implementation review programme through delivering client workshops/training, direct assistance in performing the assessment and/or review of clients’ assessment, review of technical accounting and risk interpretations prepared by clients e.g. IFRS 9. You will assist senior management of the team to deliver these services to clients.- Take an active role in the identification of business development opportunities, client targeting, developing KPMG’s client propositions and thought leadership collateral, and assisting in the responses to client proposals, with a primary focus on Financial Services (in particular, Banking clients).- Manage and mentor junior engagement team members.- Support senior management of the team with aspects of practice management.- Research relevant technical and industry developments, participating in and facilitating internal and external technical trainingRequired background and ExperiencesExperienced in Technical and Hedge Accounting for top tier banking firmsORExperienced working in an Accounting Advisory and Technical team with a practice firm and able to make the step in to a purely advisory roleQualified Accountant, ACA, ACCA or equivalentStrong technical knowledge of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IAS 38, IFRS 3, IFRS 10, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking and Financial Services industry.Understanding of the Banking sector and UK and EU banking regulations and the critical interactions between IFRS and regulatory reporting.Excellent written and communication skills particularly in writing technical accounting analysis or opinionsStrong analytical skills in relation to impairment under IFRS 9Relevant accounting advisory or technical accounting experience within Financial Services particularly in Banking.Experience with other financial services such as Investment management and challenger banks would be beneficialRobust technical understanding of accounting standards related to financial instruments and/or relevant to Financial Services clients (IAS 39 hedge accounting, IFRS 9, IFRS 7, IFRS 13, IAS 32, IFRS 16, IFRS 15).Strong experience in the practical application of the above financial instrument accounting requirements within the Banking industryDerivatives or hedge accounting experience is highly desirableProven ability to identify and pursue business opportunities
 
 
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