Group Financial Accountant – AP&A team
Standard Life Aberdeen
6d ago

Job Description

Group Financial Accountant

Location - Flexible

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, and we are built on a long standing culture of caring about the future and making a positive impact.

Together we invest for a better future. We do it to make a difference to the lives of our clients and customers, our employees, society and our shareholders.

Our strategy is to build a vibrant and value-creating purpose-led organisation, with the current and future needs of our stake holders at the heart of all we do.

The Accounting Policy & Advisory team is a small strategic team that provides accounting advice and guidance in respect of projects and initiatives.

You will be required to explain the impact of projects and initiatives on the IFRS income statement, balance sheet and adjusted profit.

You will be required to develop strong working relationships across finance as a whole and you will be at the centre of the decision-making process.

As a listed entity it is very important that SLA plc is able to report its performance to the market in a clear way which makes it easy to understand the key drivers behind the performance of the business and the opportunities that exist for its development.

The Accounting Policy & Advisory Team will be involved in designing how we report to the market and you will be expected to contribute to the enhancement of the reporting.

The team is also responsible for monitoring, assessing and managing the implementation of the IFRS requirements on behalf of SLA plc and providing training.

The Group Financial Accountant will report to the Accounting Policy & Advisory Manager in the Group Reporting team.

Key responsibilities

  • To participate in strategic projects to ensure that all relevant IFRS accounting issues are considered, their impact fully understood and business opportunities are maximised
  • To be involved in ad-hoc business projects as required and provide IFRS accounting advice and guidance
  • To act as a point of contact for areas across the Group for IFRS technical accounting queries
  • To participate in the development of the Group’s IFRS external reporting to the market, including the reporting of performance metrics
  • To research into current and emerging IFRS technical accounting issues and assess their impact on the Group’s IFRS results
  • To contribute to the implementation of new standards across the Group
  • To ensure that internal controls operate effectively and adequate evidence is provided
  • Technical Skills / Experience Required

  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong IFRS accounting knowledge
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, especially the ability to communicate complex issues simply and effectively
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Our Benefits

    There's more to working life than coming home with a good salary. We have an environment where you can learn, get involved and be supported.

    When you join us, your reward will be one of the best around, including 40 days annual leave, a 16% employer pension contribution, a discretionary performance based bonus (where applicable), private healthcare and a range of flexible benefits including gym discounts, season ticket loans and access to an employee discount site amongst many others.

    You can read more about our benefits here.

    How we create value

    Our strategic drivers are the foundations from which we deliver for all our stake holders : High Impact Intelligence, Enduring Relationships, Connections without borders and Future fit.

    You can find out more about our values here.

    Our Inclusive Culture

    We are committed to exploring the possibilities of working smarter. This means we’d like to hear from you, whatever way you like to work.

    We have a long-term commitment to building inclusive workplaces; we value diversity in our workforce and welcome enquiries from everyone.

    If you need assistance or a reasonable adjustment due to a disability please let us know as part of your application and we will assist.

    You can find out more about our inclusive culture here.

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