Accounting, Policy and Advisory Group, Associate Director
In this challenging and varied role, you will partner with all Macquarie business units to provide advice on the correct IFRS accounting treatment for a wide range of complex and unique transactions and across various projects. You will take the lead Accounting Policy and Advisory Group role supporting the EMEA and Americas regions, responsible for empowering Macquarie's finance teams in-region and managing IFRS compliance as well as local GAAP compliance as required (including US GAAP).
Your specific focus will be advising on appropriate accounting treatments for proposed transactions, supporting the financial statements process to ensure compliance and taking ownership of certain key stakeholder relationships in-region. As the lead Accounting Policy and Advisory Group role in-region, you will be a go-to person for a broad range of accounting topics across multiple businesses and you will leverage the broader Accounting Policy and Advisory Group team in the head office (Sydney) to provide expert advice.
Based in London, you will be responsible for building relationships with key industry groups, peer banks and relevant accounting standard setting organisations. Through these relationships, including participative involvement in relevant forums, you will proactively provide and communicate insight to relevant stakeholder groups.
You will clearly communicate complex topics and issues to non-specialists and be able to interpret and practically apply accounting standards. Further, you will provide training and present on new and existing accounting standards in both informal workshops and formal presentations bringing to life accounting principles in Macquarie's commercial context.
You will strategically partner with your stakeholders, proactively engaging on stakeholder areas of focus, have an understanding of underlying business developments and collaboratively advise on complex transactions.
Key to your success in this role will be your intellectual curiosity and ability to grasp complex concepts quickly, coupled with your technical accounting and IFRS standards experience. Experience with US GAAP is also desirable. You will have ownership over your work, and be supported by various senior members of the team who will equip you to continue to evolve your accounting technical skills into a broad, well-balanced advisory skillset. You will be responsible for the development of the team and the broader finance team through training and advising on transactions.
You will be a Chartered Accountant with accounting experience either within a Big 4 Chartered Accountancy firm or in an Accounting Policy team.
If you are ready to take ownership and responsibility in a dynamic environment, then please apply now! About the Financial Management Group
The Financial Management Group provides financial, tax and treasury services to all areas of Macquarie. The group is focused on providing strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie's businesses and senior management, managing Macquarie's funding, liquidity and capital position, ensuring Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations and managing Macquarie's corporate affairs. Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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