Big 4 Accounting Advisory Services - Assistant Manager

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Big 4 Accounting Advisory Services - Assistant Manager

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Advise clients on the application of new and existing accounting standards.

Gain Big 4 experience to boost your longer term career options.

About Our Client

This Big 4 firm's growing Accounting Advisory Services team in London provides specialist technical accounting and financial reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.

Job Description

Work as a key member of the growing Accounting Advisory Services team. The team provides specialist accounting and financial reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.

Projects focus on the application of technical accounting - in particular accounting policy conversions and GAAP analysis, preparation of financial statements or carve out accounts, merger and acquisition activity, implementation support for new standards, group restructurings, and training - often working as part of cross-functional teams including Transaction Services, Corporate Finance, Audit and Tax.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advising clients on the application of new and existing accounting standards such as IFRS and UK GAAP (FRS101/FRS 102/UK Companies Act 2006).
  • Assessing the impact of recently adopted accounting standards (primarily IFRS 9, IFRS 10, IFRS 11, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16).
  • Supporting transaction teams with IFRS 3 analysis and model reviews with relevant accounting frameworks.
  • Providing accounting support to identify implications of business reorganisation plans.
  • Assessing the accounting impact of any change in the operation of an organisation
  • Working with other teams (such as deal advisory/tax) to provide technical accounting support on cross-functional engagements (e.g. due diligence).
  • Development and delivery of client workshops and accounting training to clients and internal teams.

The Successful Applicant

  • The team supports external clients and work alongside other teams (e.g. tax, deal advisory) to address complex accounting issues requiring expertise of relevant accounting standards.
  • An Assistant Manager would be able to interact with a number of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Experience of developing and presenting accounting training courses
  • The role is to provide accounting advice to external clients. Engagements vary in magnitude and oversight shall be provided suitable to the needs of an individual engagement.
  • Experience working within accounting advisory team of a professional services firm is desirable but not essential.
  • Detailed knowledge of IFRS, UK and US GAAP experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships.
  • Proven experience managing diverse teams.


  • Experience in practice including technical accounting experience
  • Qualified accountant (Chartered Accountant or international equivalent)
  • Strong technical accounting experience with IFRS 9, 15 and 16 (UK GAAP and Companies Law preferable)
  • Proven ability to build strong client and colleague relationships
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Michael Page is part of the PageGroup. Michael Page is a trading name of Michael Page International Recruitment Limited. Registered in England No. 04130921 Registered Office: Page House, 1 Dashwood Lang Road, Addlestone , Weybridge , Surrey , KT15 2QW


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