Technical Accountant and Accounting Policy specialist, AVP

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Job Description

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we're 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world's most trusted financial group, it's part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

OVERVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT/SECTION

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with around 3,000 offices in more than 50 markets. The Group has over 180,000 employees, and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.

As one of the top financial groups globally with a vision to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

Finance is primarily responsible for accounting and financial reporting under JGAAP, IFRS & USGAAP and also regulatory reporting, financial planning and management reporting, taxation and managing bank-wide SOX Programme to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Finance also proactively support and mentor Finance departments of other EMEA units in areas of Accounting, Taxation and Internal controls.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To be an active member of the Accounting Policy small team supporting both Bank and Securities businesses and provide technical accounting advice and quidance across EMEA & International Business units by reference to relevant accounting standards and policies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role, you will work within a team responsible for accounting policy across MUFG's banking arm and securities business. You will provide accounting advisory services to internal clients and stakeholders and act on behalf of both the bank and the securities business.

In your role you will:
  • Become an active member of a small team of technical accountants providing guidance and advice on technical accounting matters to both front and back office functions
  • Partnering with front office to advise on the accounting implications of their business and actively ensuring that they are aware of all forthcoming accounting changes and their impacts
  • Contribute to projects which incorporate accounting topics
  • Support the new transactions assessment process, liaising with front office functions to support structuring activities and advising on the impact of new transactions on the company's accounts
  • Contribute to, and provide, training on technical accounting matters across the firm
  • Actively engage with external auditors on all policy matters
  • Contribute to the issuing or update of local accounting policies under IFRS, J GAAP and US GAAP
  • Provide accounting guidance on adhoc accounting queries, coordination and support on Accounting Policy projects and financial reporting matters


WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in audit and advisory services in one of BIG 6 audit global firms
  • Experience in applying IFRS / UK / US accounting standards preferably to financial services organisations


SKILLS

Education / Qualifications:
  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of IFRS essential (knowledge of US GAAP and/or J GAAP useful)
  • Analytical mindset and ablity to provide practical guidance on IFRS application to financial services activities and transaction to advice on accounting treatment and financial reporting imlications
  • String communication skills in liasing with cross-functional stakeholders to understand accounting issues and in communicating both verbally and in writing complex accounting concepts
  • Experience in writing technical accounting papers and documentation


PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • A good sense of responsibility in managing work end to end
  • The ability to operate with structure and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy


We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.
   
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