Adviser Financial Reporting and Taxation
- Monitoring, analysing and informing members regarding European and international financial reporting, auditing, and taxation dossiers of relevance for the retail banking sector. Examples of relevant topics being IFRS 9, IFRS 4, IFRS 16, IFRS 17, AnaCredit, Expected Credit Losses, Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB), Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI);
- Responsible for the WSBI-ESBG Accounting and Audit Committee: preparation of meetings, drafting of agenda and background documents, contributing to the meeting by reporting on latest developments for each topic at EU and international level, drafting a summary of the meeting and ensuring that agreed upon action points are executed;
- Responsible for the WSBI-ESBG work in the area of taxation;
- Liaising extensively with colleagues and members working on prudential reporting, non-financial reporting and sustainable finance files; determining the developments in these areas that are relevant to the area of financial reporting;
- Translating members’ positions into concrete action at all levels: public position papers, consultation responses, best practices, seminars, action plans, etc;
- Liaising with EU and international authorities (EU Commission, EU Parliament, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG), European Banking Authority, European Central Bank and international bodies such as the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Basel Committee, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)) on an ongoing basis to present and promote the views of WSBI-ESBG.
- Advanced University Degree, ideally with a specialisation in accounting/finance;
- Minimum 5 years work experience in a banking environment, ideally in the area of financial reporting;
- Proven analytical and drafting skills;
- Ability to work in an international environment; effective communicator in meetings;
- Organisational skills, ability to take initiative and work independently and also to collaborate with colleagues where necessary;
- Ability to comply with tight deadlines and to deal with numerous files in parallel;
- Working language English, additional languages are considered an asset;
- Relevant computer and presentation skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
- Practical accounting experience;
- Knowledge of relevant new and upcoming International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), developments in financial reporting and European taxation;
- An understanding of the IFRS endorsement process within the EU;
- Knowledge of current prudential reporting developments and how these link with financial reporting topics;
- Knowledge and experience of the retail banking industry.
Candidates are invited to apply online with CV and covering letter to: Human Resources, ESBG-WSBI Joint Office.