Senior Financial Reporting Consultant

Posted 18 November 2022
Job type Contract/temporary
DisciplineFinancial Services
Contact NameMaree Mullally

Job description

What you need to know

We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Reporting Consultant for our global financial services client, based in Limerick (hybrid working available).

Reporting to a Divisional Manager or Head of Financial Reporting Ireland Operations. You will be responsible for identifying and interpreting changes to accounting standards and regulations that will impact the client allocation within the department, as well as liaising with external audit firms to develop solutions regarding the impact of such changes. Working closely with the training department to identify training needs and develop best practice solutions for Ireland FR and our outsourced locations.

This is a 5-month contract position with some potential for extension and/or permanency.

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Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing best practice within the department to provide unrivalled client satisfaction and continuously improve the department’s performance to clients (internal and external) year on year.

  • Responsible for the reviewing and delivery of financial statements where required to ensure they are compliant with current accounting and regulatory requirements.

  • Become the primary point of contact with each of our associated Audit Firms, work closely with the Audit Firms and facilitate technical briefs and updates for the department, thereby keeping abreast of industry and regulatory developments.

  • Represent the company at relevant external forums which have impact on our business.

  • Identify training and development needs and establish performance standards for the department.

  • Guide staff in the resolution of non-routine and complex financial reporting issues.

  • Liaise with Compliance and other relevant internal stakeholders where required

What are we looking for?

  • Must have proven experience in the investment management industry acquired through working in the fund administration, asset management or securities operations industry or audit industry.

  • Financial Statements Preparation.

  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building qualities and ability to motivate a team.

  • Strong communication, first class presentation and internal and external client-servicing skills.

  • Detailed knowledge of both onshore and offshore funds administration. In particular Irish/UK GAAP and IFRS experience.

  • Working knowledge of the Irish regulatory regime as it relates to Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting.

  • Knowledge of the leading Fund Accounting and Financial Reporting systems. Experience with vendors preferred (Bloomberg, Reuters etc.).

  • Understanding of how Fund Accounting systems link and interface to other systems.

  • Ability to provide input into long term strategy for department.

  • Experience of representing businesses to current clients via presentations etc.

  • Instill a client service culture among staff and ensure that all clients receive a quality service.

  • Contribute to the marketing and sales process to prospective clients via presentations, RFP responses etc.

  • Be an effective communicator, motivator, coach and mentor.

  • Relevant Professional Qualifications.

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