Head Of Technical Accounting Advisory Ref 909121 job in Maidstone at Networx

Head of Technical Accounting & Advisory (Ref: 909121)

Company: networx

Location: Maidstone UK

Date Posted:Oct 24, 2017

Purpose of the Role: The purpose of the role is to provide oversight of the drafting of accounting policies and business as usual deliverables throughout the reporting cycles and on ad-hoc projects/transaction/issues as required. In this role, the Head of Technical Accounting & Advisory also operates as Ardonagh’s senior point of contact for all technical accounting activities. The Head of Technical Accounting & Advisory will also be responsible for the management, training and development of the Technical Accounting Managers and Analyst. Job Description:Details will include some or all of: Oversee the maintenance of Group Technical Issues Log, ensuring all significant Group accounting issues and transactions are identified and appropriately resolved;Provide IFRS technical accounting expertise to senior and executive Ardonagh stakeholders on transactions and issues impacting the GroupOversee the drafting of technical papers to outline accounting conclusionsDraft technical papers for executive audit committees and present papers as requiredUsing commercial acumen to balance the business needs and goals with accounting requirementsAnticipating and forecasting technical accounting issues or queries that may arise during reporting cycles or from auditorsPresenting financial concepts in a simple and informative way to non-financial stakeholdersManage the quarterly preparation and/or review of selected recurring significant accounting adjustmentsOversee the Group’s annual (and ad hoc when required) impairment testing processProviding internal training on technical policy and process matters to senior stakeholdersComplete recruitment, HR, Training and Appraisals processesDevelop individuals by identifying their strengths, development needs and training requirementsManage the Accounting Policy preparation, implementation and update processTechnical reviews of complex statutory accountsLiaise with external auditors on technical accounting issuesAdvise business units on IFRS and UK GAAP accounting issues and developments including, treatment of high value or complex items such as acquisition accounting, impairments, new business contracts and reorganisationsAd-hoc project work as required Key Role Accountabilities: Functional Knowledge/ technical knowledge:Extensive understanding of financial and accounting terminologyExtensive understanding of technical and financial accounting concepts in accordance with IFRS and UK GAAPExperience working on complex technical and financial mattersIntermediate Microsoft Excel & Word skills Business Expertise:Able to build, manage and motivate a teamExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to work under pressure to conflicting deadlines/prioritiesVery high attention to detail / thoroughnessAble to present complex technical accounting information in a simple manner Driving continuous improvement and innovation:Able to identify the causes of process inefficiencies and remedy as requiredAble to present information in a concise efficient and professional manner to senior managementAbility to use existing skills to pick and complete other tasks as required by management Building self-insight & relationships:Able to build strong relationships with teams within and outside of FinanceBuild and maintain relationships with executive level internal and external stakeholders.Able to present information to senior management in a concise and professional manner Qualifications & Experience: Education – Degree educated (or equivalent) in Finance or similarSpecialised Knowledge – In depth knowledge of technical accounting concepts and IFRSSkills – Microsoft Excel & Word skills to an intermediate levelProfessional Certification – ACA/ACCAExperience - Previous experience managing a technical accounting team and being the primary go-to person for technical accounting issues across a large organisation; insurance industry preferable Essential criteria – must be clearly demonstrated on CV: High level of knowledge in technical and financial reportingDeep understanding insurance Also essential Strong organisational skills and attention to detailStrong written and oral communication skillsInitiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulnessAdaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to changeAnalytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem solving skills – individually and collaborativelyAbility to work under pressureAbility to manage a drive a team to achieve the necessary business resultsAbility to quickly learn and work with new processes and systemsIntegrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues Please apply online View full job description
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