Financial Accountant (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Location Buckinghamshire
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Contract
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Job ref: J3516
Published: 2 months ago
Reporting to Head of Financial Reporting this Life insurer is seeking to hire a Financial Accountant on a 12 month fixed term contract to support the Financial Reporting team with the delivery of the monthly, half yearly and annual financial and regulatory reporting. Other Responsibilities:  Preparation and reconciliation of working papers and trial balance to support the monthly financial reporting processes.  Support the preparation of the quarterly and annual statutory and PRA regulatory returns, including the QRTs, FTSs, financial statements and related documents.  Review working papers of other team members as part of above process.  Analyse results and query figures with other business areas.  Assist with the preparation of the monthly MI and provision of commentary.  Liaison with third parties where required, including external auditors and fund custodians, to progress resolution of any queries.  Support of the on-going Finance projects (system; regulatory). Core Competencies:  Comprehensive working knowledge of Oracle GL and Microsoft products specifically Excel.  Numerate and accurate with a keen eye for detail.  Good communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as problem solving skills.  Confidence in dealing with other business areas to ensure they deliver timely and appropriate data and information.  Team player, with highly flexible approach to work especially during reporting periods.  Ability to work under pressure and produce results within tight timescales.  Ability to organise and prioritise workloads.  Highly organised and structured way of working, and able to challenge others in the team to work in the same way.  Expectation to be able to work independently as well as playing a key role within the team. Experience and Qualifications:  Qualified accountant (ACA; ACCA)  Experience of Insurance Financial Reporting and Operations.  Knowledge of life insurance industry including its legal and regulatory requirements and frameworks.  Strong financial analyst skills able to solve complex problems that have a broad impacts.