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Financial Reporting Accountant

15 November 20212021-11-15
Aberdeen
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Our client is an international oil services business which offers fantastic career opportunities and the chance to develop your skill set in a large company environment.

This is a diverse and challenging 12 month contract role, which offers excellent opportunities to develop accounts preparation and analytical review experience for applicants interested in legal entity statutory accounting within a large company. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a logical approach to problem solving.  We are looking for demonstrable experience and knowledge of IFRS, FRS 101 statutory accounts preparation, financial controls environment, and audit processes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

STATUTORY ACCOUNTS

  • Preparation of statutory financial statements and quarterly management accounts.
  • Liaise and supply external auditors’ information regarding year-end consolidated financial statements and statutory financial statements.
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards, applicable local accounting standards, local legislation, reporting disclosures and group accounting policies, ensuring they are applied and upheld.

FINANCIAL CONTROLS

  • Compliance with monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, ensuring financial controls are addressed within deadlines set.
  • Preparation of reconciliations and analysis with relevant and appropriate back up and critical analysis of the balances in significant entities and assistance with review of Associate Accountants work.
  • Assistance in testing internal controls on a monthly basis.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Helping to establish best practice, standardisation and ways of working for all legal entities.
  • Pro-active participation in/lead the coaching activities to the Associate Accountants within the team.
  • Identify areas of process improvements and propose potential solutions.
  • Work closely with the companys’ finance community to resolve any financial reporting queries in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provide training, where required, on standard ways of working to colleagues within the companys’ finance community.
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects as required.

ESSENTIAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • The candidate should be at the final stages of their professional accountancy qualifications or a fully qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA or international equivalent.
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject area (Finance/ Accounting / Business).
  • Audit and accounts preparation experience.
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS.
  • Relevant experience working within a similar environment.
  • Proven track record of good quality accurate analysis and analytical review.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with and knowledge of SAP.
  • A focus on high quality outputs, first time right attitude, with good self-review skills (deliver quality products & services).
  • Anticipates potential problems and works to overcome them.
  • Positive attitude and initiative, challenging the status quo with new ideas and improvements.
  • The candidate must have the ability to manage their own workload, prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent ability to work as part of a large team.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills are essential.
  • Positive focus on customers and strives to improve, learn and utilise feedback.

DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES:

  • Understanding of chart of accounts and legal entity reporting structures.
  • Experience working with BFC (Business Objects Financial Consolidation).