FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT (IFRS16) - £65K


Reading, UK

We are partnering with a high profile technology business near Reading looking to recruit a fully qualified (ACA, CIMA or ACCA) Financial Accountant to join their Finance Transformation team, supporting their IFRS 16 implementation. This will be a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract initially, with scope for extension/conversion to permanent employment thereafter.

The Finance Transformation team is accountable to the Finance Operations Team for accurate financial information, specifically for IFRS 16 (Leases). New ERP Finance and Lease Accounting systems are being implemented and the role is specifically responsible for the input and interpretation of lease accounting information in accordance with IFRS 16.


  • Full Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Demonstrable experience in making accounting judgements
  • Ability to deal with large data sets (Advanced MS Excel / Pivot Tables).
  • Strong understanding / experience of IFRS 16 and Lease accounting-specific double entries
  • Experience using Lease accounting software (Innervision would be strongly advantageous)
  • Project management skills
  • Track record of success in working with cross-functional teams

  • Support IFRS16 ERP (Innervision) implementation
  • Reviewing and interpreting lease contracts to extract mandatory information for input into template for upload into the lease accounting system
  • Assist Group FC and Project Accountant during the month end and reporting process
  • Liaise with External Auditors in relation to process walk-throughs and controls
  • Working across 3 entities and covering thousands of right-of-use assets across multiple asset classes
  • Responsible for ensuring the completeness and accuracy of lease accounting information demonstrating attention to detail
  • Effective collaboration with the various stakeholders (Operations, Group Finance & Commercial finance teams) to obtain the required information and identify required changes to business processes under the new IFRS16 standard
  • Review Leasing processes with key users to document and create end to end process flow 'as is' and provide input into the future ready process
  • Provide insightful results and ensure accurate financial reporting output in accordance with IFRS and Group's timelines
  • Year end lease reporting
  • Review and preparation of monthly journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliation
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