Senior Consultant – Financial Reporting

Location Limerick
Discipline: Financial Recruitment
Job functions Financial Services
Job type: Permanent Full-Time
Contact name: Claire McKeon

Contact email: claire.mckeon@empowermentinternational.com
Contact phone: 0858673461
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 28 May 2024 23:59

Reporting to a Divisional Manager, 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.

You will be responsible in assisting with the review of financial statements across the department in addition to identifying and implementing best practice across teams. You will work closely with the training department to identify training needs and develop best practice solutions for Ireland FR and our outsourced locations. You will also work the management team with regards to client servicing, new business opportunities and client due diligence presentations.

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 Groups’ Financial Reporting 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.

Skills / Experience

Experience

o   Proven experience in the investment management industry acquired through working in the fund administration, asset management or securities operations industry or audit industry.

o   Financial reporting experience preferred.

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

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

o   Evidence of successful negotiation skills

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

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

Systems

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

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

Process Skills

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

Client Service

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

o   Instil a client service culture among staff and ensure that all clients receive a quality service.

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

People Management

o   Experience of designing and implementing development plans, training plans, best practice solutions for all levels of staff in various locations

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

Business Management

o   As a manager, jointly manage the ongoing success of the Irish group.

o   Whilst maintaining primary responsibility for Financial Reporting think creatively and ‘outside of the box’ in terms of taking joint responsibility for other areas.

Personal Development

o   Have the ability to develop further as the business grows.

o   Genuine committed interest in own career development

Qualifications

o   Relevant Professional Qualifications.

o   Managerial & PC skills training.

**A competitive salary and benefits is on offer to the successful candidate