VP Accounting Policy Development & Implementation controller

  • £80,000 - £100,000
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • LMA
  • 21 Oct 17 2017-10-21

Our client a top tier Investment bank based in Canary Wharf is looking for a SVP Policy and Implementation Accountant. The Accounting Policy and Assurance Group is a Global team within the bank and this role will be based in their London Office.

Key responsibilities include:

- Policy Implementation: Participate in the policy implementation process:

  Conduct initial impact assessment for project scoping.

- Perform technical accounting gap analysis

- Identify knock on impacts of accounting changes to other GAAPs (e.g. IFRS, GAAP)

- Prepare education material and conduct education sessions on new accounting standards

- Meet with other partners to discuss potential impacts (e.g. Tax, Product Control, and Business Support Services)

- Draft an Accounting Requirements Document which outlines both the current accounting and future accounting under the new accounting standard. Identify and resolve technical accounting issues and handle the status thereof with an accounting issues tracker for each new accounting standard

- Act as an accounting advisor on technical accounting issues and represent APG team on relevant work streams as needed for

- Finance Change led implementation projects

- Liaise with Policy Development Subject Matter Expert to ensure all new accounting requirements are updated in Group

- Draft disclosure reporting which includes the impacts of the new standards

- Project manage and conduct due diligence on the implementation of new policies

- Provide regular communication on projects to internal partners as well as external auditors

- Project Support: Lead and / or participate in accounting / reporting projects or assist Group Finance / Product Control as required in cases in which technical accounting expertise and / or project management skills are requested

- Perform due diligence on areas where accounting risks are identified

- Assist with preparation and presentation of accounting training materials

- Assist with the preparation and review of group accounting policies

- Be part of the global, dynamic Accounting Policy and Assurance team

You must have experience in Investment banking or financial services, either through hands-on line experience or relevant audit or accounting advisory experience. You must be a Chartered Accountant / CPA with experience in US GAAP / IFRS accounting and financial reporting. Effective communicator – able to develop relationships with internal clients in different locations to understand and address their needs.