Reporting to: Financial Reporting


Description of role and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • All aspects of external statutory financial reporting for the Goshawk group
  • Overseeing the preparation of financial statements for the consolidated group and 200+ subsidiary entities across multiple jurisdictions
  • Liaising with the external service provider with respect to timing and quality of the financial statement preparation process
  • Co-ordination of all external audits
  • Researching technical accounting issues under IFRS and providing technical accounting guidance in relation to emerging issues with related responsibility for implementing any proposed solutions
  • Preparing written analyses of technical accounting issues to enhance the understanding of senior management
  • Ensuring all statutory and debt covenant deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Evaluating financial and operational internal controls and implementing policies to ensure compliance with International Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards
  • Developing ways to meet statutory reporting objectives in a changing environment while maintaining the integrity of processes
  • Monitoring the accounting policies, methodologies and treatments being applied by peer companies within the industry


Competencies & Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 5 years’ PQE experience, ideally having trained in a large accounting practice
  • Excellent academic record
  • Experience of working through complex accounting issues
  • Strong IFRS GAAP experience is required
  • Attention to detail and numerical ability
  • A positive team approach, capable of working on own initiative
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proactive attitude, problem solver
  • Previous experience of the aircraft leasing industry


Key Relationships:

  • Financial Controller & other finance team members
  • The successful candidate will need have direct involvement with all teams in the organisation – Legal, Technical, Commercial and Corporate Finance Support, Treasury, Tax, Corporate Finance, Contract Management, Credit

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