UBS Financial Services Accounting Policy Specialist in London, United Kingdom

Your role:

Are you ready to work with a team of dedicated accounting specialists? Do you have a knack for breaking down complex issues to reach clear and concise conclusions? We’re looking for someone with IFRS expertise to help us:

  • provide technical accounting advice in UBS’s multi-GAAP environment (including both IFRS and Swiss GAAP) within Finance and to constituents across a number of business divisions.

  • take ownership of certain Financial Accounting Policies

  • assist in the implementation of new accounting policy requirements ( IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16)

  • prepare and present training sessions to the Finance team

  • interacting and communicating effectively with senior management and staff from across the different areas within the Bank.

  • represent UBS at industry accounting forums

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You’ll be working in the GAP team in London. Group Accounting Policy (GAP) is a team of highly trained accounting subject matter experts that delivers against all the accounting policy needs of the Business Divisions and Corporate Center. As accounting standards are constantly changing, we stay at the forefront of those developments to ensure we provide appropriate accounting guidance that takes account of those developments and training for a sustainable control environment.

Your experience and skills:

You have:

– higher Education (university degree) combined with one of internationally recognized accountancy qualifications (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, Swiss CPA)

  • previous experience in public accounting / audit,

  • a very good understanding of IFRS with ideally some experience of working in a technical accounting capacity

  • experience within the financial services industry including ideally good product knowledge

You are:

– an excellent communicator (both orally and in writing particularly in technical accounting arena) with ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels including senior management

– an individual with strong analytical skills

– methodical, concise and accurate, with strong attention to detail

– proactive, hands on solution oriented and flexible

– an individual who displays commitment and strong ownership of tasks and works consistently towards goals and resolutions

– able to cooperate and consult appropriately with a wide range of individuals both in GAP and the wider organization

– able to balance demands of a diverse client and project portfolio in a dynamic environment

– proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 168763BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: Accounting Policy Specialist

City: London

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: United Kingdom

Function Category: Finance