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Financial Reporting Accountant

£50000 - £60000 per annum
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IEUAN HARRILD

Our client is a major Pension Fund based in London. This role sits within their Financial Reporting team and is responsible for the implementation of robust financial controls reporting processes. You’ll be covering Management Reporting & Statutory Reporting and will be expected to have a strong grasp of both SORP & IFRS.

This role reports into the Senior Reporting Manager and will require a strong financial control professional with a relevant accounting qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) who has prior experience of the Financial Services process improvement.

Key Duties:

Financial Accounting

  • Ensure smooth running of pension scheme accounts constant improvement of management information & control environment.
  • Assist in production of Pension Scheme / Corporation’s financial statements
  • Ensure financial controls remain constant
  • Run PFI Accounting Model on a monthly basis, as well as the asset registers for the pension scheme
  • Attend monthly Financial Control meetings
  • Preparing and posting prepayments.
  • Calculation of:
    1. Interest grant
    2. Loan interest
    3. Scheme Admin Charges
    4. Non-chargeable costs.
  • Studying movements against budget

Management Accounting

  • Monthly Management Accounts / Dashboards
  • Drive development of new management information

Statutory Accounting

  • Ensure high quality statutory accounts are prepared in line with:
    1. FReM,
    2. MPM,
    3. SORP and/or
    4. PES
  • Production of the monthly Corporation statutory accounts
  • Assist with the KPMG audit of the scheme.

Desired skills:

  • Strong statutory reporting an understanding of both SORP & IFRS
  • Very strong excel modelling.
  • Strong background in Management Information creation ability to create complex dashboards
  • Strong appreciation of Financial Controls
  • Prior Financial Services experience (ideal would be pensions)
  • Qualified Accountant(ACCA,ACA,CIMA,CIPFA).

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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