Financial Accountant

Merje are pleased to be partnering with an independent, financial services organisation based in East Midlands. Our client is looking for a technically strong Financial Accountant to join the team on a permanent basis. This is a great opportunity for a Newly Qualified/Qualified Accountant with prior regulatory experience to build an exciting career within Banking/ Financial Services. 

The role:

The Financial Accountant will assist the Finance Director in all technical aspects.

  • You will perform thorough analysis of the balance sheet and P&L to provide a proper control environment and ensure that reports have a high degree of accuracy. 
  • You will act as a trusted partner to internal and external stakeholders regarding regulatory requirements across a broad suite of products, including trading inventory, derivatives, loans, and repos. 
  • You will build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of departments across the organisation. 
  • Aiding in the planning, testing and implementation of projects 
  • You will drive automation and efficiency by identifying opportunities to improve reporting systems and liaising with IT and Change Management to implement changes. 
  • You will maintain controlled and well-documented processes. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Key requirements:

  • Newly Qualified (ACA/ACCA) 
  • 3 years + prior related accounting / regulatory/ financial reporting experience 
  • Experience within Financial Services/ Banking is preferred 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to comfortably present to auditors and senior management 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills