Senior (Financial) Reporting Accountant

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Senior (Financial) Reporting Accountant
Interim Position

TLX TCL 0008 CDB2 / 1

Posted: 3rd May 2024 17:09
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £650.00 per day PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 11-12 months

  • SOUTHWARK, London,

    SE1 8NJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior (Financial) Reporting Accountant

Reference no: TLX TCL 0008 CDB2 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £650.00 per day PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 11-12 months  

City: SOUTHWARK, London

Hybrid working

Standard DBS required for this role  

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for advising on the accounting implications of complex transactions entered in to. To also advise on the implications of changes to financial reporting requirements, including new IFRS or changes to the local authority Code, as well as advising on matters relating to the Prudential Code and on all statutory accounts disclosure issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on the accounting treatment of complex transactions including leases, financing arrangements, sale and leaseback, business acquisitions, equity accounting, hedging, Private Finance Initiative or Private Public Partnership transactions, advising business partners of the accounting and financial implications of proposed contractual arrangements; identifying issues and proposing alternative structures where necessary.
  • Act as the main point of contact and co-ordinator for multi-disciplinary projects involving tax, treasury, property development, corporate finance, business services, and modes.
  • Ensure that comprehensive group accounting policies are in place, in line with the relevant accounting framework (IFRS and Local Authority Code), and reviews and updates on a regular basis.
  • Advise on the implications for the Group of proposed changes in the local authority accounting regulations and IFRS and ensure the Group financial reporting follows all statutory and best practice requirements.
  • Lead on the implementation across the Group of new accounting standards by acting as a technical expert, as well as project managing the overall implementation from start to finish.
  • Handle the technical content of all statutory financial statements (Group and individual entities), ensuring that all comply with all relevant legislative requirements and that disclosure is complete and accurate.
  • Coordinate with external auditors on technical accounting matters where necessary.
  • Support the Head of Group Financial Accounting & Tax in the establishment of the department as a recognised “centre of Excellence” for the provision of accounting advisory services and robust financial reporting.
  • Present finance wide technical accounting updates and training.
  • Responsible for all technical judgments.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA/ACA/CIMA) – essential.
  • 4-5 years plus experience post qualifying.



  • Extensive experience in a senior financial accounting position, preferably not financial services. Exposure to complex infrastructure projects is required.
  • Significant experience of leading all finance-related aspects of business acquisitions or disposals, including systems acquisition accounting, reporting, liaison with Tax and legal advisors etc.
  • Experience of structured finance transactions (e.g. Private Finance Initiatives, and of financial instruments).
  • Experience of working in the Group Finance function of a large organisation with multiple divisions and practical experience of management and statutory consolidations, or equivalent experience of auditing similar organisations.
  • Significant experience of producing or auditing complex published accounts for listed group or similar organisation.
  • Extensive experience of report writing, particularly technical accounting papers and memos.
  • Writing technical accounting experience.
  • IFRS experience needed.
  • Experience around infrastructure.
  • Year-end account experience.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Professional Accounting principles and standards including technical accounting advisory (Expert).
  • Prepare financial transactions, statements and information (Expert).
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements (Expert).
  • Planning and preparing for Audits (Expert).
  • Treasury Financial Accounting principles and standards (Expert).
  • Management reporting and external reporting (Experience).
  • Systems and Software skills.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Controls skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent ability to interpret IFRS accounting standards and apply them to complex transactions
  • Good knowledge of Local Authority standards and financial statutory duties.
  • Very good communication and report writing skills and ability to articulate complex content for people to understand.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.



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Senior (Financial) Reporting Accountant
Client Category: Local Authority

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