Financial Reporting Senior / Assistant Manager

Recruiter
BDO UK
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
08 Dec 2022
Closes
08 Jan 2023
Ref
R09664
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

The Business Services and Outsourcing team are essential to meeting our clients' evolving requirements. As well as delivering long-term, sustainable value to businesses by providing a range of solutions such as accounting, payroll and compliance services, they also play a key role in tying together many of our services across BDO both domestically and internationally. By building deep and meaningful relationships with a range of clients from ambitious entrepreneurial SMEs to large multi-national groups, our BS&O team don’t just advise on their specific business challenges, they open doors for other teams to provide our firm’s wider service offering. To succeed in this agile environment, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and initiative. In return, you’ll have the opportunity for progression, and the chance to develop in one of the industry’s most exciting and varied roles.

We’ll help you succeed

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our fast growing team in a vibrant and modern office environment to hone your financial reporting skills and help to drive the development of the Global Financial Reporting (‘GFR’) team. As a GFR and iXBRL Senior or Assistant Manager you will use your previous statutory financial statement (‘SFS’) preparation experience, working closely with and supporting senior members in the team to ensure the timely delivery of our GFR and iXBRL services. You will work independently, be accountable for the delivery of statutory financial statements to the manager for review, and be the first point of contact for our clients. You will also take an active role in identifying accounting problems and suggesting potential solutions.

We’ll broaden your horizons

  • Your opportunity to join a fast growing team in a vibrant and modern office environment to hone your financial reporting skills and help to drive the development of the Financial Reporting (‘FR’) team in meeting the needs of our large corporate and multi-national clients'.
  • As a FR Senior / Assistant Manager you will use your previous statutory financial statement (‘SFS’) preparation experience, working closely with and supporting senior members in the team to ensure the timely delivery of our FR and iXBRL services. You will work independently, be accountable for the delivery of statutory financial statements to the manager for review and be the first point of contact for our clients. You will also take an active role in identifying accounting problems and suggesting potential solutions. Due to the nature of the role a flexible approach to work is required to facilitate the needs of our clients and colleagues. The right person will also be proactive, efficient, have confident communication skills and enjoy a technical challenge.
  • You will be expected to consistently demonstrate core BDO values and the required standard of competency for the level of this role, which includes adherence with compliance and confidentiality standards.

Responsibilities

You will be personally responsible for:

  • Controlling all aspects of the preparation of statutory financial statements under FRS 102, FRS 101 and IFRSs, including preparing consolidations and cash flow statements
  • Directing trainees in their work, managing delivery and receipt of information to and from our SFS offshoring partners and being responsible for all aspects of file completion
  • Assisting managers in planning and controlling our larger, more complex assignments to ensure their completion to the required standard
  • Actively seeking solutions to client’s accounting problems and being able to independently research and suggest potential resolutions to more senior members of the team
  • Assisting managers with the financial management of assignments, ensuring work is completed within budget, with any budget overruns reported to a manager
  • Completing smaller assignments with a minimum of supervision
  • Ensuring all client needs are met in regard to answering queries promptly, building a rapport with the client and anticipating requirements
  • Liaising with external auditors
  • Providing clients with value-adding recommendations for improvements in processes and controls
  • Providing financial reporting advisory services, including but not limited to transition between accounting standards and adoption of new accounting standards (for example, IFRS 16)
  • Occasionally completing secondments to clients to assist with statutory financial statement preparation and other financial reporting advisory projects as required
  • Supervising, coaching, motivating, and developing trainees and reviewing and appraising work at the end of the assignment
  • Keeping technical knowledge up to date by attending and presenting at team technical sessions and monitoring regulatory changes

iXBRL Quality Assurance

Business Services & Outsourcing is the home of BDO’s off-shoring facilities. One such service provided is iXBRL , which provides a quality assurance service for a minimum of 10,000 sets of financial statements annually, ensuring that the financial statements meet HMRC’s high standards and to reduce the risk of investigation for our clients.

You will be personally responsible assisting with, when required:

  • Reviewing of iXBRL tagged financial statements to ensure tags are appropriate and have been applied correctly
  • Management of jobs to ensure that issues are resolved, and client deadlines are met
  • Answering tagging queries from clients

Requirements

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Previous experience of statutory financial statement preparation in accordance with FRS 102, FRS 101 and IFRSs as well as preparation of consolidations and cash flow statements is essential
  • Training and knowledge of IFRSs is preferable
  • Experience of leading client assignments essential
  • No experience of iXBRL necessary, training will be provided
  • Experience of US GAAP desirable
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word & Excel essential
  • Experience of CaseWare and/or Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE Accounts Production desirable

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in hand.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value for our clients and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in them. Across 18 UK locations, we are 7,000 unique minds coming together to help the business we work with reach their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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