Disclosures Accountant Manager

Ref: 339| Posted: 30th Jul 2018

This vacancy is now closed
We are currently seeking a Manager to join our client in Glasgow. The role will be involved a number of complex disclosures within a variety of financial reporting. Outside of the production cycle, this role will be involved in projects such as implementing new reporting requirements and process improvements.
Our client is an Investment Bank with a world-class reputation for quality and service.
  • Be experienced in managing direct reports
  • Hold a CA/ACA/ACCA qualification with experience of financial reporting
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage workload effectively, appropriately balancing multiple priorities with a record of accomplishment in delivering against tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities
  • Have experience of both financial reporting preparation and review
  • A confident well-rounded methodical person with strong analytical skills
  • Be control focused with a high regard for attention to detail and accuracy
  • Be experienced in communicating and collaborating with a wide network of stakeholders
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential
  • Be inquisitive, able to challenge issues and processes to gain understanding
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work consistently and efficiently to achieve goals either as an individual or as part of a team
  • Risk aware with a track record for suggesting solutions to issues, process improvements or highlighting gaps and areas of concern
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Skills Desired:
  • Financial services and/or product knowledge
The following personal attributes are important for this role:
  • Confident
  • Adaptable
  • Proactive
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Team worker
  • Well organized
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Review Firm US GAAP, local IFRS financial reporting and related Regulator disclosures including, but not limited to, those concerning Fair value measurement, Derivatives, Collateral and Structured Entities
  • Act as a first point of escalation to liaise with Global Product Controllers where team members encounter challenges when gathering transaction detail for disclosures and/or commentary regarding material movements
  • Ensure timely resolution of review questions raised on disclosures prepared by you and your team
  • Review and present management information as necessary as part of the sign-off workflow
  • Manage both your own and your team members’ progress against disclosure production timetables
  • Communicate and escalate to line management as appropriate
  • Represent the organization with external parties including external auditors
  • Input to adhoc financial reporting projects and assist with any testing of procedures updates resulting from IT enhancements or changes to reporting requirements
  • Challenge and enhance procedures, ensuring key controls are in place
Competitive salary and benefits package