Credit Suisse

US GAAP and IFRS Policy Accountant VP # 207499

Credit Suisse
London, UK
Not disclosed
08 Aug 2022
08 Sep 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Your field of responsibility

The Accounting Policy and Assurance Group (APAG) Team is a Global team within Credit Suisse with a team based in London. APAG includes New Policy Implementation (NPI) and Policy Development (PD). NPI is responsible for all aspects of technical accounting related to the implementation of new US GAAP and IFRS accounting standards. PD is responsible for developing new and revising existing accounting policy documents. PD also provides technical advice to wider APAG team and to those teams who are responsible for reporting.

This role combines both NPI and PD responsibilities providing the candidate with both the ability to utilize their strong technical accounting and analytical skills as well as the opportunity to work across numerous partners to drive the implementation of new accounting standards from start to finish.

Core Tasks include: 

  • Manage technical analysis and interpretation of new accounting standards including drafting of Accounting Requirements Document.
  • Perform a detailed impact analysis of the new requirements. Meet with partners to understand both technical and process impacts.
  • Prepare and present education material to all impacted partners.
  • Represent Credit Suisse at industry working groups on new accounting standards.
  • Project manage and drive the implementation of the new accounting requirements across Credit Suisse.
  • Take on the role of a policy development subject matter expert where you will develop new and revise existing policy documents.
  • This includes monitoring both the FASB and IASB on upcoming standards and provide feedback through the comment letter process.
  • Open to discussing flexible/agile working.

Your future colleagues

industry and a core driver of the bank’s vision. Our focus is to manage the bank’s capital, funding, liquidity and expenses to ensure we are well capitalized and have a strong enough balance sheet to withstand adversity and uncertainty. We are committed to drive cost efficiencies, improve control, quality and efficiency of our information and to engage with the businesses to actively prepare the bank for regulatory changes. To fulfil our directive we need the skills, experience and engagement of our employees. We need to attract the best people and engage, grow and retain talents through an exciting and inclusive partnership culture.

We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for: 

  • Chartered Accountant / CPA with proven work experience in a similar position within the banking industry or a Big 4 accounting firm.
  • Detailed knowledge of US GAAP and / or IFRS with genuine enthusiasm and ability for researching and solving technical accounting issues and queries is essential. In addition, experience in US GAAP/ IFRS financial reporting and SEC reporting would be a plus!
  • A proficient understanding of banking products from wealth management, asset management and investment banking business.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Able to take complex accounting concepts and explain them in everyday language as well as build positive relationships with internal clients in different locations to understand and address their needs.
  • Excellent problem solving skills. Ability to identify, understand and research complex issues/risks. Develop solutions that resolve issues and mitigate risks.
  • Project leadership skills with ability and experience of managing and driving projects, delivering end to end.
  • Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives

Your new employer 

Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.

Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible. Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law. If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.

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