Technical Accountant

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Contact name: Paige Philip

Contact email:
Job ref: 1048

Gresham Hunt are working with a leading energy business to hire their new Technical accountants. As a key member of the finance function you will be providing general accounting advice. 

Key responsibilities:

Technical Accounting Support:

  • Perform review role on new business approval requests;
  • Liaise with external and internal auditors on technical accounting matters;
  • Assist in the preparation of the Group and subsidiary annual financial statements;
  • Analysis on structured transactions or specific technical accounting issues;
  • Ongoing review and maintenance of company accounting policies and accounting manual;
  • Advisor for Front Office and other support groups on technical accounting matters;
  • Provide training on technical accounting matters to other members of Finance.

Hedge Accounting:

  • Ensure that all hedge relationships are documented using IFRS 9 criteria;
  • Maintain and optimise a robust control framework and process for hedge accounting;
  • Support the wider team in the review, administration, and documentation of the hedge accounting processes;
  • Contact with the trading team to ensure that all information relating to activity designated for hedge accounting is captured appropriately.

Desired skills:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA preferred);
  • Background in a commodity trading firm preferred;
  • Highly IT literate. MS Office (particularly Excel) to a high standard;
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to be flexible regarding nature of work
  • Experience of preparing statutory financial information useful but not essential;
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of IFRS9 and 15 accounting and financial reporting.
Please contact for more details.