FTW Project Accountant

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Project Accountant on a 2 year contract who can provide technical accounting input into a wide range of business projects including implementation of IFRS17.

This role may be suited to those with an audit background wishing to apply their existing skills in a new environment, while at the same time expanding their knowledge and experience of the industry; or, those who have previously worked as a Project Accountant.

Key Responsibilities:
Business process mappings and re-engineering;
Defining accounting rules;
System configuration; user acceptance testing;
Preparation of data for migration; and
Implementation support

Your skills and experience:
Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), with 3 years PQE
Technically up to date with accounting standards, in particular IFRS, with the ability to investigate technical accounting issues and present findings in a logical, structured way, making sound recommendations
Experience gained from working for or auditing of Life insurance companies would be particularly beneficial
Experience of an industry standard accounting software (eg SAP)
Highly organised and detail orientated
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a natural ability to work effectively with Finance colleagues, those from other departments and external parties
Positive approach to work and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to prioritise tasks and deliver results within agreed deadlines, and work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining a high emphasis on quality
Ability to make decisions within defined limits
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Self-motivation and enthusiasm