Grant Thornton UK LLP

NAS Financial Reporting Manager - Financial Instruments

London, Nottingham, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Leicester
£Competitive + Benefits
09 Jan 2023
08 Feb 2023
Contract Type

More than you expected

Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of a global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, made up of some 58,000 people in over 135 countries. We're a team of independent thinkers who put quality, inclusion and integrity first. All around the world we bring a different experience to our clients. A better experience. One that delivers the expertise they need in a way that goes beyond. Personal, proactive, and agile. That's Grant Thornton.


Job Description:



Every day our teams help people in businesses and communities to do what is right and achieve their goals.

The National Assurance Services (“NAS”) team is the firm's centre of technical excellence for assurance and financial reporting. Drawing on our strong relationships with regulators, standard setters and the people in our firm, we provide innovative, practical and robust solutions to auditing and financial reporting matters that support audit engagement teams with the delivery of high-quality audits.

We’re happy to talk flexible working and consider reduced hours and job shares, we’ll support you to balance your work and life.


A look into the role

As a Financial Reporting Manager as part of the financial instruments’ specialists within our NAS, Financial Reporting Team, you will:

  • Respond to accounting technical queries both in IFRS and UK GAAP, significantly relating to those which are of a financial instrument specialist nature, The financial instruments accounting challenges faced are broad, including some of the more complex areas such as hedge accounting and complex financing arrangements. Analysing and responding to queries will be along with other colleagues in our financial instruments team, very much a team effort. This will often also include accounting interaction with other (non-financial instrument) areas, liaising with other subject matter specialists where appropriate.
  • As part of the financial instrument team, involvement in analysing the impact of new standards, changes to existing standards and other technical developments. This will also when appropriate involve issuing guidance to the firm’s audit practice.
  • Always ensure output is high quality and be able to articulate complex accounting concepts simply and persuade others of your views
  • Invest time to develop and maintain strong financial reporting skills in IFRS and UK GAAP, whilst maintaining a good range of knowledge on broader corporate reporting requirements (as relevant to the UK)
  • Play an active role in our team and share experience and knowledge
  • Work in line with the firm's CLEARR values, of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility


Knowing you’re right for us

Joining us as a Financial Reporting Manager in the financial instruments team, the minimum criteria you’ll need is a professional qualification (ACA, CA, ACCA). Ideally, you will have previous experience of working in a similar role within an accountancy practice and will have in-depth knowledge of IFRS and/or UK GAAP, ideally with knowledge of the financial instrument accounting standards (IFRS 9, IAS 32, IAS 39, IFRS 7, FRS 102 sections 11 and 12). If this is not you, we would like to speak with you if you have a deep understanding of IFRS and/or UK GAAP and want to develop your career as a financial reporting specialist. It would be great if you had some of the following skills, but don’t worry if you don’t tick every box, we’ll help you develop along the way.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Continuous learning and development of technical skills
  • Manages own time and completes multiple tasks/assignments with potentially competing deadlines
  • Collaborative worker who pulls together with a team to deliver

While existing experience in the financial instrument standards is an advantage it is not essential. A candidate with those key attributes as described above and who has a good knowledge of financial reporting standards will receive coaching from our financial instrument specialist team. A passion for financial reporting is important.


Knowing we’re right for you

Embracing uniqueness, the culture at Grant Thornton thrives on the contributions of all our people, we never settle for what is easy, we look beyond to deliver the right thing, for everyone. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

Our open and accessible culture means you’ll interact with leaders who are interested in you and everything you bring to our firm. The things that set you apart, we value them. That’s why we give you the freedom to bring your whole self to work and pursue your passions inside and outside of work.


Beyond the job 

Life is more than work. The things you do, and the people you’re with outside of work matter, that’s why we’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

The impact you can make here will go far beyond your day job. From secondments, to fundraising for local charities, or investing in entrepreneurs in the developing world, you’ll be giving back to society. It’s that drive to do the right thing that runs through our every move, grounded in our CLEARR values – Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility.

We’re looking for people who want to contribute, spark fresh ideas and go beyond expectations. People who want to be able to proudly do what’s right, for the firm, our clients, our people and themselves. It’s how it should be.

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