Liquidation and Restructuring Accountant
Purpose of the Role: The role will report to the Liquidation and Restructuring Manager and be responsible for the detailed work involved in the liquidation / restructuring of companies within the Group as identified and agreed with the Group Financial Controller and in conjunction with external advisors and internal relevant parties such as Group Compliance, Risk and Company Secretarial ensure that these identified companies are correctly assessed and accounted for. In addition, the role will also be responsible for (in conjunction with the Liquidation and restructuring Manager) the production of all statutory accounts for Legacy companies to an agreed timetable. Role and Responsibilities: Perform valuations on remaining Project Crystal and other intra-group transfers • Ensure that the correct documentation is held to support the transfer/sale. Journal preparation for all Crystal and other intra-group transfers including impact on other Group companies, e.g. re-route of intercompany balances, changes in investments, impairments etc Post project Crystal involvement in identification and rationalisation of further entities that are no longer required and can be liquidated Liaise with relevant parties as identified above to ensure that targets can be legitimately liquidated and prepare necessary journals to reflect the transaction. Validate balances/ provide historical info as required Production and review of all statutory accounts for Legacy companies in conjunction with the Liquidation and Restructuring manager Assistance with new system implementation within the Group Financial Reporting team Assistance with project and other work as required Treasury Signatory in support of control framework/delegated authority matrix. Ad-hoc tasks as required Good working knowledge of the Finance Reporting and Technical Accounting team responsibilities. Valuations experience Consolidation and IFRS knowledge / Statutory accounts preparation Understanding of regulatory and audit requirements and deadlines About you: Effective written and oral communication skills to communicate complex accounting language simply Ability to build strong relationships required for liaising with internal and external stakeholders Ability to challenge, enquire and analyse Ability to apply existing skills to other tasks as required Analytical and problem-solving skills required to recognise and solve problems / issues when they arise. Able to present information in a concise, efficient and professional manner to senior management Strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. Effective communication skills, written and oral Strong organisational skills and attention to detail Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills - individually and collaboratively Ability to work under pressure Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues Flexibility of working practices, priorities and hours to meet business demands Microsoft Excel skills to advanced level, including lookups, pivots, macros and modelling. Qualifications and Experience: Education - Degree level educated (or equivalent). Specialised Knowledge -IFRS, UK GAAP Microsoft Office skills to intermediate level Professional Certification - ACA/ACCA/CIMA with industry experience Experience - Previous experience of acquisition / disposal accounting, statutory accounts production and ensuring reporting is correct at a legal entity / Group level.