Assistant Finance Manager

Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
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Job ref: J4068
Published: 11 months ago
New opportunity as an Assistant Finance Manager with a leading insurer. The role includes managing a team of two and be responsible for all aspects of the monthly GL reporting in addition to the regulatory returns due across all companies within the Enterprise team. Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities: • Month end close incorporating all aspects of GL accounting and reporting including P&L, Balance Sheet, Forecast and KPIs. • Monthly account reconciliation process and coordinating with other teams for completion. • External regulatory returns. • Ownership of key work streams for the year end Annual Report such as share based payments and leases. • Assist the wider treasury, insurance and Accounts Payable teams with the approval of payments and carrying out financial due diligence. • Mentoring and supporting team members, providing detailed help and guidance, as required, always leading by example. • Maintaining strong working relationships with internal business groups. • Act as one of the lead points of contact with external & internal auditors for the company and subsidiary audit cycles, including the half-year review, interim and year-end audits. • Proactively support the ongoing management and development of the financial control framework for the Group, ensuring adherence to Group policies, procedures, and best practice. • Support in the delivery of any changes resulting from new IFRS accounting standards or changes to Group accounting policies, including input into any necessary accounting papers for internal and external use. • Coordinate the timely completion of any balance sheet actions identified. • Support with the preparation of Audit Committee and accounting papers where relevant. • Support the Finance Directors, Head of FR&C, Finance Managers, and wider finance teams on all financial matters as required, including ad-hoc projects from time to time. Qualification & Experience: • Strong accounting skills with a good understanding of IFRS and UK GAAP. • ACA, ACCA, or CIMA qualified, who is passionate about further developing their knowledge and skills. • Ideally have experience working in a medium or large sized organisation. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrable leadership skills with a passion for developing people. • Analytically strong with the ability to challenge and think creatively. • Possess an inquisitive mind and be able to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution. • Proactive in seeking out and implementing process improvements. • Able to establish credibility, winning the respect and co-operation of colleagues, including department heads and directors. • High proficiency with Excel and general ledger accounting systems. Previous experience of IBM Cognos Controller, IBM Cognos TM1, Unit 4 Dream and TrinTech Cadency is desirable, but not essential. • A self-starter who relishes the opportunity to take ownership and operate without constant oversight. • A professional approach and a high regard for confidentiality and professional integrity.