Senior Accountant - Statutory Reporting Senior Accountant - Statutory Reporting …

M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 20
Competitive plus benefits
M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Jan 20
Competitive plus benefits
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The team is responsible for the financial reporting for M&G’s main trading entities, providing balance sheet financial control and working closely with other areas of M&G Finance, ensuring relationships and high service levels are maintained and enhanced.

~~Key Responsibilities for this role:

• Preparation of annual statutory accounts in line with accounting standards, encompassing any new accounting frameworks and standards for various entities within the M&G Group
• Liaising with external auditors for semi-annual audits and regular profit verifications including responding to information requests, queries and justifying accounting treatment adopted
• Monthly postings into accounting (Sun) general ledger as part of the month end process
• Responsible for the monthly statutory cost allocation and regular review of drivers in Hyperion
• Supporting the financial control of M&G Group entities including performing reconciliations where the team has responsibility
• Review of reconciliations from the wider finance team and considering the integrity of ledger postings for the entities you are responsible for
• Developing a close working relationship with the wider finance team
• Preparing regular board reports
• IFRS technical support including preparing technical papers for new accounting standard adoption, becoming a subject matter expert and supporting the wider finance team with implementation and review
• Responding to queries and supporting the tax team with various financial reporting matters; providing technical advice when required
• Review and development of processes and procedures to accommodate business changes and for the enhancement of gaps in financial controls
• Regular review of work completed by Junior Accountant including annual statutory accounts, monthly profit verification workbooks and board papers
• Responsible for mentoring support, training, career development and appraisals for Junior Accountant.
• Keep up to date with the latest accounting and business developments
• Ad hoc tasks and participation in ad hoc projects

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

• Qualified accountant, preferably with PQE in a financial reporting environment
• Strong knowledge of IFRS
• Strong excel knowledge
• Good planning and organisational skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Good communication skills
• Ability to build good relationships internally and externally
• Able to use intuitive to solve problems
• Maintain own professional competence
• Have excellent technical ability