IFRS Expert - Project Director

London Permanent £92,000 - £92,000 per year
  • Help influence the development of international financial reporting standards.
  • Hybrid working. Very good work / life balance.

About Our Client

This organisation influences, endorses and adopts new or amended international accounting standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for use by UK companies.

Job Description

The role involves delivering allocated projects. This may include projects to influence the IASB's development of new or amended IFRS, to assess new or amended IFRS for UK endorsement or to carry out research projects.

Projects (unless very small) are usually allocated to a small technical team, which the Project Director will be expected to manage.Duties are likely to include:

  • Developing a project plan with key milestones and clearly set responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinating and reviewing the work of allocated project teams.
  • Engaging with the international debate including the IASB's proposals and decisions, identifying and analysing any issues and concerns, and developing solutions, together with relevant technical arguments to support analysis.
  • Gathering evidence and assessing stakeholders' views on the project and any proposals e.g. by performing desk-based research on the existing material, outreach with stakeholders and other standard setters, using formal and informal means as appropriate. This may include presentations to stakeholders.
  • Preparing and presenting high-quality technical papers.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant and have:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the financial reporting environment for listed companies and a keen interest in IFRS.
  • Experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in these activities.
  • Superior written and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver to tight deadlines.

There is a hybrid working policy, which is a four-day fortnight in an office.

The post holder might be required to do some travelling abroad for this role, depending on business needs.

What's on Offer

  • Salary £92,000
  • 30 days annual leave plus ability to buy extra leave.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 10%.
  • Staff Employee Assistance Programme including confidential counselling and work life services.
  • A strong work/life balance ethos.
  • Hybrid working.
Colin Hawkins
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+44 207 269 2249

Job summary

Job function
Financial Accounting
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Colin Hawkins
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2249
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