GFR Senior - Global Outsourcing
Reading - Thames Tower, CH
3d ago

Overview :

  • Your opportunity to join a fast growing team in a vibrant and modern office environment to hone your financial reporting skills and help to drive the development of the Global Financial Reporting ( GFR’) team.
  • As a GFR and iXBRL Senior you will use your previous statutory financial statement ( SFS’) preparation experience, working closely with and supporting senior members in the team to ensure the timely delivery of our GFR and iXBRL services.
  • You will work independently,be accountable for the delivery of statutory financial statements to the manager for review, and be the first point of contact for our clients.

    You will also take an active role in identifying accounting problems and suggesting potential solutions.

  • Due to the nature of the role a flexible approach to work is required in order to facilitate the needs of our clients and colleagues.
  • The right person will also be proactive, efficient, have confident communication skills and enjoy a technical challenge.

  • You will be expected to consistently demonstrate core BDO values and the required standard of competency for the level of this role, which includes adherence with compliance and confidentiality standards.
  • Responsibilities : Global Financial Reporting and Advisory

    You will be personally responsible for :

  • Controlling all aspects of the preparation of statutory financial statements under FRS 102, FRS 101 and IFRSs, including preparing consolidations and cash flow statements
  • Directing trainees in their work, managing delivery and receipt of information to and from our SFS offshoring partners and being responsible for all aspects of file completion
  • Assisting managers in planning and controlling our larger, more complex assignments to ensure their completion to the required standard
  • Actively seeking solutions to client’s accounting problems and being able to independently research and suggest potential resolutions to more senior members of the team
  • Assisting managers with the financial management of assignments, ensuring work is completed within budget, with any budget overruns reported to a manager
  • Completing smaller assignments with a minimum of supervision
  • Ensuring all client needs are met in regards to answering queries promptly, building a rapport with the client and anticipating requirements
  • Liaising with external auditors
  • Providing clients with value-adding recommendations for improvements in processes and controls
  • Providing financial reporting advisory services, including but not limited to transition between accounting standards and adoption of new accounting standards (for example, IFRS 16)
  • Occasionally completing secondments to clients to assist with statutory financial statement preparation and other financial reporting advisory projects as required
  • Supervising, coaching, motivating and developing trainees and reviewing and appraising work at the end of the assignment
  • Keeping technical knowledge up to date by attending and presenting at team technical sessions and monitoring regulatory changes
  • iXBRL Quality Assurance

    Global Outsourcing is the home of BDO’s off-shoring facilities. One such service provided is iXBRL providing a quality assurance service for a minimum of 10,000 sets of financial statements annually, ensuring that the financial statements meet HMRC’s high standardsand to reduce the risk of investigation for our clients.

    You will be personally responsible for :

  • Review of iXBRL tagged financial statements to ensure tags are appropriate and have been applied correctly
  • Management of jobs to ensure that issues are resolved and client deadlines are met
  • Answering tagging queries from clients
  • Requirements :

  • Qualified ACA or equivalent
  • Previous experience of statutory financial statement preparation in accordance with FRS 102, FRS 101 and IFRSs as well as preparation of consolidations and cash flow statements essential
  • Training and knowledge of the new IFRSs (IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16) essential
  • Experience of leading client assignments essential
  • No experience of iXBRL necessary, training will be provided
  • Experience of US GAAP desirable
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word & Excel essential
  • Experience of CaseWare and / or Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE Accounts Production desirable
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