Head of Technical Accounting

Job Description


Job Description


Essential: Technical accounting and listed Financial Services
£110k - £140k + decent package (incl. 50% bonus, LTIP, etc)
Flexible Hybrid WFH 2-3 days p/wk

Pear Talent is representing an FTSE250 Financial Services business who are looking for a Head of Group Technical Accounting to lead the Group's technical accounting expertise. You'll work very closely with Group FC/CFO/Exec and business unit leadership providing technical accounting advice and support to both BAU reporting and industry relevant developments in reporting standards. You'll also cover a significant variety of projects, such as the implementation of new accounting standards, M&A activity and other initiatives.

Key accountabilities:

Provide technical accounting advice and support to Group Finance and the wider business (eg. IFRS9, IAS39, reporting, new accounting standards, support on M&A etc.)
Support the group’s external reporting deliverables (incl. Annual and Interim reports, reports to Analysts etc.)
Chair the group-wide committee for technical accounting matters, own all accounting policies and technical documents, and lead engagement with auditors on technical matters
Represent the Company on external technical accounting committees (FRC, CFO Forum etc.) and lead lobbying activities where necessary
Support the Group’s M&A activity, advising on accounting policy and contributing to prospectuses etc.
Lead the Technical Review Committee, involving both internal and external senior stakeholders, drafting of technical papers where appropriate, and the review and challenge of accounting papers
Subject matter expert for all projects and issues related to technical reporting deliverables ensuring a consistent approach to technical reporting across the group.
Significant interaction with key stakeholders across the group, as well as management and co-ordination of resulting projects
Lead the technical accounting training for Group Finance

Required experience:
Qualified accountant with significant post-qualified experience
Financial Services experience directly in industry or from a Top20 accounting practice
Excellent technical understanding of IFRS accounting (IFRS9 etc)
Challenging of the status quo, with the ability to think outside the current framework and provide solutions.
Proactive approach to investigating and understanding changing accounting standards
Excellent communication skills, able to influence senior stakeholders and build strong relationships

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