Finance Manager - Technical Accounting
We need • A Finance Manager in our head offices in Swindon. • Range from GBP50,377 to GBP72,709 a year on a permanent contract plus car allowance worth GBP4,656. • Send in your application by 16/10/2017• Part time applicants are encouraged as we can consider applicants on 3 or 4 days per week as well as full time.
We are part of the Group Finance team in Nationwide and are a centralised team focused on providing technical accounting support across the whole of the Nationwide Group. As a technical accounting team we are looking for people who are able to understand complex accounting standards and communicate these in a clear way with accountants or non-accountant colleagues.
The financial services industry is fast paced and constantly has to react to a lot of changing accounting standards. We need to understand and communicate the implications of these new accounting regulations, and make sure that Nationwide stays compliant to new standards, in addition to incorporating the impact of new Corporate Governance and regulatory requirements.
We're keen to hear from those with experience of providing technical accounting / accounting policy advice within a large company.
Who we're looking for
As a minimum requirement you'll: • be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with a strong understanding of IFRS; and • have experience of technical accounting and external financial reporting, either in Big 4 practice or a large organisation.
It would also be useful if you also have: • experience in financial services, however this is not a pre-requisite; and/or • implemented new accounting standards in to a commercial business • an ability to take complex accounting requirements and simplify into a succinct paper or presentation for internal audiences • experience of working within a team delivering large pieces of work to tight deadlines. If you're interested in knowing what you may be doing in the role, read on.
What you'll be doing
This role requires you to be constantly solution focused, you'll be the technical accounting champion on projects and you'll play a key part to delivering our year end results.
The key responsibilities are: • Review and understand the impact of new accounting standards on Nationwide Building Society • Act as internal technical accounting consultant, answering queries from internal stakeholders regarding products or projects. • Be the technical accounting expert on major projects • Write papers explaining your interpretations for review by technical accounting forums and Audit Committee. • Assist in the delivery of leading practice annual and interim results which meet all accounting and legal reporting requirements.
We're looking for team players, people who are great to work with. We want you to bring energy, dedication and a collaborative approach to work. You'll also be able to build strong networks across our organisation to get things done.