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IFRS Senior Accountant
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience.


The Opportunity


We are currently seeking a professional to strengthen our IFRS Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) team. In your first assignment you will work closely with one of our clients, a leader in the financial services sector, to provide:  

  • Accounting advice on financial reporting matters such as technical accounting, design or review of accounting policy manuals and financial statements under IFRS
  • Ensure the integrity of accounting records for completeness and accuracy
  • Perform month-end closing tasks in accordance with IFRS, e.g., accrual posting and balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Monitor and ensure that accounting tasks are performed as per established policies and processes
  • Record accounting transactions such as revenue, expenses, fixed assets, receivables in accordance with relevant statutory regulations

We are looking for ambitious, proactive and self-starter professionals at experienced Senior rank to drive the growth of our team.  



Why Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) be right for you?


Our roles are varied but we come together to achieve similar objectives for our clients; everyone has a different part to play. Whether you have experience of a specific industry, advising clients or teams on complex IFRS matters, advising clients through IPOs and debt raising or regulatory reporting, there is a role for you.    


Our clients look to us as trusted consultants, and as a FAAS professional, you will be at the heart of that goal. As FAAS professional you will have a great opportunity to expand your technical knowledge and skills, working on challenging projects for major corporate and financial services clients in Greece as well as major clients abroad and frequently work with other service lines. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the FAAS team during a time of exciting growth.


You will be provided with the opportunity to further develop your expertise, differentiate yourself from your peers and be part of a dynamic and growing part of the firm.


You will be building strong relationships with clients, working collaboratively to achieve their goals and demonstrate your ability to deliver high quality service. You will have a great opportunity to expand your technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge and skills, act as the IFRS specialist working collaboratively with audit and advisory teams on different projects across industries, including on complex business transactions.


Our team is very diverse representing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.


You will be part of a team where you will receive exposure to some of EY's most diverse and exciting clients and be given all the skills, knowledge and opportunities to progress and become ready to build a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. Your work will be recognized and rewarded, and a solid career will lie ahead of you. Sounds interesting?



Skills and attributes for success


  • Fostering an efficient, innovative and team-oriented working environment by maintaining cooperative relationships that lead to open communications and sharing of information
  • Collaborating effectively with Managers and Senior Managers at the planning, execution and wrap-up stages of FAAS engagements 
  • Building strong relationships with clients working collaboratively to achieve their goals
  • Demonstrating positive attitude, professionalism, teamwork competences, project management and leadership skills and high level of self-motivation and desire to exceed expectations
  • Illustrating critical thinking and ability to work in a multi-tasking and results-oriented working environment with keen attention to high quality and accuracy along with strong appetite for development
  • Embracing technology to continually enhance service delivery



To qualify for the role, you must have


  • Excellent academic background including a bachelor and/or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other appropriate academic major
  • Professional accountancy qualification or working towards gaining one (ACCA, ACA, CFA, CPA, SOEL)
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience in an IFRS department at a large accounting firm or as an IFRS accountant at an established firm.
  • Very good IFRS knowledge, strong technical skills, ability to research IFRS technical issues and recognized risk management ability
  • Practical experience with systems e.g., SAP highly desirable
  • Professional acumen in analyzing complex accounting issues and providing solutions in accordance with the relevant accounting standards and legislation
  • Strong analytical skills that enable you to think out of the box and come with good ideas to help our clients address their complex accounting questions.
  • Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Greek and English and the ability to explain specialized concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Results-oriented approach with keen attention to high quality and accuracy
  • Ability to work under tight timelines.
  • Flexibility to travel in accordance with client and other job requirements both locally and internationally
  • Completed military obligations (where applicable).



Working location: Athens


What working at EY offers


We offer a competitive compensation package where you will be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our rewards package includes a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • Plenty of training opportunities
  • A clear path of progression tailored to your own unique talents and ambitions
  • Exposure to colleagues and senior stakeholders across the business
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, we will be happy to hear from you. 


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