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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.
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).
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.
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