Technical Associate required

Salary: £30,000+ per annum, plus other benefits
Duration: Two years
Location: London

Who we are looking for

Reporting to senior technical staff, the successful candidate will join our technical accounting staff. Working on a range of technical accounting projects, they will provide technical administrative support to project teams and to members of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Technical associates are generally appointed for a two-year term, during which they will develop their knowledge of technical accounting issues and of the standard-setting process. After two years, they are expected to move into a role in the accounting profession or in industry. 

The role of a technical associate varies according to their project assignments. Responsibilities usually include:

  • attending and facilitating meetings with staff, Board members, advisory groups and a range of other external stakeholders;
  • assisting with the preparation and production of a range of documents and materials for internal and external use;
  • updating and maintaining the relevant project pages on the website;
  • undertaking research and analysis on a range of issues, preparing illustrative examples and research summaries, and presenting them to staff, Board members and stakeholders; and
  • reviewing and analysing comment letters, academic reports and other materials.

What you will bring

Skills and attributes

  • excellent skills in spoken and written English communication; in particular the ability to write and present findings clearly and concisely;
  • strong analytical and numerical skills; the ability to gather facts and statistics and to identify trends and patterns;
  • a high-level of attention to detail;
  • strong team ethic; the facility to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels;
  • a positive attitude; a high degree of integrity and professionalism; and an ability to remain composed under pressure;
  • competence to plan, organise and prioritise your work and time effectively and adapt to changing priorities to meet deadlines;
  • willingness to listen to others; ability to follow instructions and respond positively to constructive feedback; and
  • a commitment to the organisation’s objectives and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest.

Qualifications and experience

  • a university degree, or equivalent-level qualification, in accounting or a related subject is required;
  • an understanding of IFRS Standards and their purpose is essential; and
  • knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) is required.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role, together with your salary expectations, to

Closing date: 23 March 2018

Due to the number of responses we receive, we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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