Interim Financial Reporting Accountant (3-month contract)

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📅  Posted 14 days ago 📍 United Kingdom
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Job Description

About us

ClearBank was built on the belief that banking infrastructure would no longer slow down progress. Instead, it’s the catalyst that unlocks the potential to innovate. That’s why our clients — financial institutions from fintech’s and crypto platforms, to banks and credit unions — use our API to power their banking infrastructure.

But we wouldn’t be ClearBank without our people. They’re what powers our innovative technology and the reason we love what we do every day. We’re a group of spirited people who are never afraid to challenge the norm – becoming stronger, more energised, and that much better when we’re together. It’s our belief in fairness, autonomy and choice that means our people are empowered with the tools to learn, grow, and contribute to ours and our clients’ success. Interested in joining us? Read on or visit our website for more information.

About you

You’ll be joining the Finance team as an Interim Financial Reporting Accountant. Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, you’ll be a part of a fast-growing business that is challenging the market and doing things differently.

Joining on a three-month fixed term contract during year-end (Jan to March 2024), you’ll be taking the key responsibility of supporting the delivery of the annual reporting and accounts (ARA) as well as the statutory audit process of the ClearBank group (UK Bank and Holding Group for the 2023 financial year). This includes year-end consolidation, producing the primary financial statements and disclosure notes, in addition to supporting the preparation of the overall ARA comprising the front-section strategic report. You’ll also assist with the management of the external audit deliverables.

You’ll be used to working in a high-pressure financial control and reporting environment, with the ability to adapt quickly and execute strong controls and robust processes in a fast-paced environment.

And you’ll be joining the #14 fastest-growing tech company in the UK, according to Deloitte Fast 50.

You will be

  • Preparing the consolidation workpapers of the group and standalone year-end financial statements and disclosures.
  • Supporting the Financial Reporting Manager in drafting the financial statements of ClearBank UK and ClearBank Group Holdings (consolidated group and standalone) within a tight reporting timeframe
  • Working with the Financial Control and FP&A teams to provide key data and information required for relevant financial statement disclosures. Assisting with co-ordinating, compiling and reviewing the full glossy ARA for ClearBank UK
  • Co-ordinating the delivery of audit deliverables as required across the Finance & Treasury team
  • Carrying out accounting technical research for applicable areas to enhance accounting policies of the group and craft relevant, robust financial statement disclosures in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Supporting the conversion from IFRS to limited-scope, US GAAP-compliant financial information of ClearBank UK and ClearBank Group Holdings

Benefits

About what we offer

At ClearBank we have a flexible working philosophy, empowering our employees to manage their time in a way which allows them to meet both work and personal commitments, in partnership with their line manager

Spacious and well-equipped new offices in London and Bristol

27 days annual leave per year, plus flexible bank holidays

The option to work outside of the UK for up to 30 days per year

Regular company-wide socials

Take a couple of days per year to volunteer with your chosen charity to do something bigger than ClearBank

Private healthcare through Healix and discounted Bupa dental cover, with employee healthy living perks and discounts through YuLife

Enhanced family-friendly leave

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to join an innovative team that’s building a bank fit for the future! 🚀

ClearBank is committed to ensuring equal opportunities throughout every stage of the recruitment process. ClearBank recognises that diversity is vital to the long-term success of the business in the communities and markets in which it operates. ClearBank is also a firm believer that an inclusive culture fosters greater employee engagement and collaboration.

ClearBank strives for diversity and inclusion of all forms, including (but not limited to): gender, age, educational and professional background, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable adjustments, to candidates during the recruitment process, including to individuals with disabilities. We want to create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate you. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share this with our Talent Acquisition team prior to your interview stage, if applicable.

The legal bit

By submitting your CV, you confirm that you can demonstrate you have the right to work in the UK. Regretfully we are not in a position to sponsor applicants for immigration purposes at the current time. By submitting your CV to ClearBank Limited you are providing your consent for us to use the information you provide for recruitment purposes. For more information on how we manage your data go and check out our Candidate Privacy Notice on the ClearBank website to see how we process, manage and look after your data. You are also allowing us to communicate with you by email and telephone for recruitment purposes.

Requirements

What we are looking for

  • ACA or ACCA qualified chartered accountant with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in industry
  • Background in Banking or Financial Services
  • Experience in consolidation, financial control and statutory financial reporting
  • IFRS experience is essential, UK and US GAAP are desirable
  • Excellent data analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to challenge and improve processes and procedures