Technical Accountant (15 month contract)

  • Job ID: 007974
  • Location: Leeds, UK, LS1 8EQ
  • Job type: Fixed Term - Full Time
  • Salary: Up to £55,000 (depending on experience) + Bonus & Benefits

A rare opportunity has arisen in the Technical Accounting team for a Technical Accountant to take on the Society's hedge accounting portfolios. This is a great opportunity to gain some invaluable experience of a very technical area of Finance, and to demonstrate a strong knowledge of derivatives and fair value.

About the role

As the Technical Accountant you will:

Calculate and prepare monthly hedge accounting journals ensuring the correct and effective treatment of the portfolios

Produce quarterly and annual reporting on the Society's derivatives and hedge accounting application

Work across Finance and Treasury to effectively account for the Society's exposures to interest rate and currency risk

Proactively investigate hedge accounting solutions and assist in the implementations of new hedges

Please note that this is an 15 month fixed term contract role.

About you

To succeed in this role you will be:

A qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Highly numerate, intellectually strong and capable of digesting and interpreting technical information

Rigorous, methodical and well organised with excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver to deadlines

Experience of hedge accounting is desirable

About us

At YBS we don’t have shareholders, we have members. We care about people and that includes you. So here, you’ll be respected for who you are, you’ll be able to bring your whole self to work, and you’ll have everything you need to build a long and rewarding career.

Flexibility. We offer a range of flexible working options without unsocial hours, which can help you find a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we can help make it work for you.

Development. We want you to feel challenged here. Whatever your ambitions, we’re committed to helping you develop your skills and move ahead in your career journey. From day one, we’ll set you up for success with a brilliant induction and full training plan, all designed to get you up to speed quickly.

Inclusivity. We’re passionate about creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves. If you’ll go the extra mile to help our members, you’ll fit right in and feel you belong here.

About our Benefits

We offer lots of fantastic rewards that you can make the most of in and out of work, including:

· Holiday. You’ll get 25 days plus Bank Holidays, as well as the option to buy up to a further 5 days.
· Bonus. We work together to reach for better at YBS, so when we reach our goals we’re all rewarded, with up to a 10% annual bonus.
· Pension. We know how important it is to save towards the future, that’s why we’ll contribute up 11% into your YBS pension.
· Healthcare. Health and wellbeing are an important part of life at YBS, when you join us you’ll have access to a range of health benefits to suit your life including private medical insurance, dental and healthcare plans.
· My Benefits. When you join YBS you’ll have access to our self-service benefits portal, where you can access a range of retail, hospitality and health discounts,

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited about this role and want to be part of the YBS team, click apply now to send us your application.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Catherine Lambert on

Please note applications are reviewed frequently therefore this role may close prior to the advertised closing date

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