Financial Services - Senior, FAAS Accounting Policy Advisory & Assurance - London

London, UK
Competitive remuneration package
26 Sep 2022
26 Oct 2022
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A Financial Services (EMEIA FSO) - Financial & Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS- London) – Seniors/Assistant managers

Within EY, FAAS operates across a global network and the UK has a dedicated team focussing on Financial Services clients. Given the dynamic and innovative landscape of financial services and products, FAAS specialists must deal with the added complexity of understanding and implementing financial accounting and regulatory change in a constantly changing environment.

The opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for technically minded Seniors and Assistant Managers to join our Accounting, Transactions and Structuring team who can help support our ambitious growth plans.

The team specialises in accounting and financial reporting topics where we assist our clients on complex financial accounting matters, IPO readiness, strategic transactions, and act as accounting policy specialists on some of the EY most significant financial services external audits.

In return, you can expect leading-class learning and development, tailored to your unique interests and motivations. You’ll be given all the skills, knowledge and opportunities to progress and help us to build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

What will you be doing:

Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional accounting advisory services for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex accounting matters. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, helping clients and contributing to shaping the accounting and financial reporting practices.

The areas we work in include the assessment of complex financial instruments, significant transactions (including; business combinations, portfolio transactions, IPOs and demergers), GAAP conversions and the implementation of new accounting and reporting requirements. You would also have the opportunity to act as an accounting policy Subject Matter Expert on some of the firms flagship external audits.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Assist clients through the provision of accounting advice, the delivery of implementation projects, investigation and resolution of accounting and regulatory issues;
  • Work with our clients implementing new or revised accounting standards, GAAP conversions, accounting and regulatory change;
  • Broaden and deepen our relationships with our clients, specifically with the CFO office, including financial and regulatory reporting at group and division level, specialist accounting policy teams and change teams;
  • Contribute to the development and debate surrounding accounting and regulatory developments, focusing on the practical impact on financial services clients;
  • Engage in business development and other marketing activities for the FAAS team to help grow the business;
  • Support management in preparing and delivering proposals on new opportunities;
  • Work with other Advisory and Assurance teams to deliver high quality client service.

To qualify for the role you must have;

  • Accounting qualifications ACA/CA/ACCA or equivalent;
  • Experience of IFRS, UK GAAP or US GAAP gained within the Financial Services sector;
  • Experience in drafting technical accounting papers;
  • A desire to focus on technical accounting and develop your knowledge and skills in this space.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: written, presentation, ability and stakeholder management

Ideally, you’ll also;

  • Be technically sound and have an understanding and appreciation of recent accounting developments (IFRS 9, IFRS 16, IFRS 15, IFRS 10, IFRS 13, FRS 101, FRS 102 etc.);
  • Have experience in financial reporting;
  • Significant exposure to finance functions at financial institutions – e.g., financial reporting procedures and controls, technical accounting assessments, implementation of new reporting requirements (incl. disclosures), and documentation of accounting judgements.

What we look for

We are looking for candidates who are excited about accounting and financial reporting advisory. You will be a qualified accountant with a passion for this field and strong technical accounting skill set.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.

Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around;
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career;
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you;
  • EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

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