Finance Manager (Leeds) 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location Leeds, Leeds, England
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £60000 to £70000
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Job ref: J3493
Published: 19 days ago
This International Insurer are relocating part of their finance team to Leeds from London and are presently seeking a Finance Manager. The role of Finance Manager is to manage financial planning and control and statutory reporting processes to maintain the integrity of the financial results and support continual profitable growth in line with business plans Primary Responsibilities • Identify and maximize any opportunities to increase the profitability of the business through cost control and asset management •Manage the preparation and production of financial reports/ accounts to ensure complete, timely and accurate delivery of information •Support the external and internal audit process ensuring that all information is compiled and available for the audit process •Manage and develop financial systems and procedures to meet current and anticipated future financial accounting and reporting in line with corporate and regulatory requirements. •Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including the Actuaries, Operations and Front Office teams, together with banking and financial institutions, rating agencies, auditors and regulatory bodies •Maintain regular communication with peers across QBE, as appropriate to ensure consistency, transfer of knowledge and promotion of best practice •Provide regular and ad hoc management information to support and inform decision making •Continue to seek out improvements in system reporting and interpretation of results to enhance understanding of the financial results •Manage and lead a team to ensure the overall output and quality of the service provided by the team meets customer expectations •Motivate and develop the team so as to ensure the required standards of performance, and support the continuing personal and professional development of all team members •Ensure all team members have up to date PMP forms and development plans and put in place a process for regular review to monitor progress against objectives •Manage, develop and organize the team and ensure staff resource is appropriately allocated to fit business needs •When vacancies arise, attract and recruit motivated and high quality staff to strengthen skills and abilities in the team and support employee retention •Actively motivate the team and act as catalyst for action and change within their finance team and the wider QBE EO Finance team Preferred Experience •CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified •Background in Financial Services •Proven experience of contributing to the management of a complex financial services business at executive level •Significant experience in accounting at a senior level •Significant experience leading a team and providing operational direction Preferred Knowledge • Thorough technical knowledge of all primary financial statement reporting •Knowledge of industry best practice in finance and accounting, internal controls and procedures •Knowledge of appropriate regulatory/statutory frameworks and how they impact on the insurance sectors •Excellent knowledge of relevant accounting software and tools