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Senior Financial Accountant

About The Role

We have a great opportunity for a Senior Financial Accountant to join us here at Coventry Building Society. Reporting to the Senior Financial Reporting Manager, you will be responsible for delivering Financial Accounting services for the Group- making sure that compliance with Group accounting policies and accounting standards is maintained. This is a great opportunity to gain oversight and understanding across Finance.

As our Senior Financial Accountant – some key accountability will include:

  • Taking lead in the month end process for the Society and its subsidiaries; this will include the preparation and review of various journal postings and balance sheet reconciliations.In addition, you will also prepare analysis of the Group balance sheet and the trading subsidiaries.
  • Being a key point of contact for other areas of Finance who input into the month end process (Financial Reporting, Financial Planning, Treasury etc) and will liaise with these teams to ensure the month end results are reported on time and are accurate.
  • Focusing on technical aspects of financial accounting including consolidations, IFRS 9, Fixed Asset accounting and IFRS 16. You will also support projects as required and act as a deputy for the Group Financial Accountant.
About You

Working as our Senior Financial Accountant, you’ll be a key member of the team- driving continuous improvement in the month end reporting processes and ensure any identified risks are escalated to senior managers. You will also be able to handle complex technical financial accounting issues and communicate them in a simple and effective way. You will be or have:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA) with strong post qualification experience
  • Experience within Financial Operations / Reporting / Control or within Accountancy Practice
  • Finance degree or other relevant qualifications (advantageous)
  • Strong experience of IFRS accounting standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong IT skills, including Excel.
  • Strong relationship management skills, with excellent written & verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to confidently express opinions and provide advice to colleagues.
About The Company

At The Coventry we are currently undertaking an exciting journey of growth. As we progress on our journey we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in surroundings where personal and professional development is taken seriously.

Coventry Building Society (CBS) is the UK’s second largest building society and has grown steadily over the previous 10 years. It has a reputation for Putting Members First, with consistently strong customer feedback and industry low numbers of complaints.  It is financially strong, with high levels of capital and liquidity.

If you believe you have the right skills, drive & experience and want to make a positive contribution to our continuing success then look no further!

Key Information

Role Title:
Senior Financial Accountant
Salary Details:
£36,000- £48,000
Number of hours per week:
Coventry-Binley Business Park
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
15 Dec 2019