Group Technical Accountant (FTC 15 months)

London, ENGLAND | 11 months
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Johnson Matthey

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Group Technical Accountant (FTC 15 months)
Location: London (City Office)
Country: United Kingdom
Company Order Number: 4365
# of openings: 1




Johnson Matthey PLC is a leading international FTSE 100 speciality chemicals company and a world leader in advanced materials technology. We are Britain's Most Admired Chemicals Company 2016.

An opportunity has arisen for a Group Technical Accountant to provide technical guidance on accounting queries and transactions. This role will help implement new accounting standards across the group in line with IFRS and JM’s Group Policy and Procedures Manual. This is a 15-month role to cover maternity leave.

Key responsibilities:

  • Investigate, research and draft technical accounting guidance to resolve queries.
  • Draft ‘best practice’ guidance for the Group Policies and Procedures Manual, as a result of accounting queries raised by local finance teams.
  • Use the ‘Accounting Queries Log’ to build a picture of issues being raised, to help the Technical Accounting Team’s consistency and speed of response.
  • Design and maintain a Technical Accounting site on the group’s intranet.
  • Prepare accounting summaries to show the impact of one-off transactions, such as group reorganisations, new funding requirements or business acquisitions and disposals.
  • Help local finance teams prepare accounting papers and fair value workings required for business acquisitions and disposals.
  • Respond to queries and research on new standards such as IFRS 15 ‘Revenue from contracts with customers’, IFRS 16 ‘Leases’, the UK’s ‘Payment Practices Reporting’ and IFRS 9 ‘Financial Instruments’. 

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will:

  • Be ACA qualified (or equivalent) with first-time passes and an excellent academic record
  • Have excellent technical accounting skills, working knowledge of IFRS and consolidation
  • Have considerable experience of applying accounting rules to real-life situations, adapting your approach to your audience

How to apply:

Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. A full job description is available on request from . If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team please apply online.

Closing date for applications:  12 September 2017

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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