Director of Accounting Policy (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Job Title: Director of Accounting Policy (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £130,000
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Hannah Alderson
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 23, 2021 10:37

Job Description

A global investment bank are looking for a Director level Accounting Policy leader to run the team that provides technical accounting advice across EMEA & International business units by reference to relevant accounting GAAP. This is a 12 month Fixed Term maternity cover.


  • Providing technical accounting advice across the global business, partnering with the front office.
  • Advising on accounting policy for all new products, restructurings and complex transactions Provide training to both the front and back office on accounting developments
  • Active engagement with external auditors on all policy matters Issuing new accounting policies under IFRS Setting of detailed guidance to supplement HO Accounting policy
  • Accounting Policy control for VIE assessment & New Product assessment EMEA PMO for the IFRS9 implementation project Key Finance SME on firmwide project


  • Big 4 trained preferred and ACA/ACCA qualified Financial instruments experience
  • A keen interest in Financial Reporting, with experience of preparing financial statement disclosures
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS required
  • Experience of working in a multi-GAAP Group function desirable
  • Familiarity with working with very large volumes of complex data
  • Experience of using Business Intelligence tools in developing automated reporting