Financial Accountant

Location London
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: george@weareedenbrook.com
Job ref: J4045
Published: about 1 month ago
New Opportunity with a leading Global Fintech Financial Services company, who are also a top 10 insurance brokerage firm in the world who have recently expanded globally, with a small dedicated professional team. The role involves directly supporting the UK business partners (aka agency partners) with the preparation of management reports, monthly / quarterly forecasts and annual budgets, including analysis on key drivers and metrics for financial performance. Key responsibilities & Accountabilities: • Lead the production of relevant agency partners financial reporting under local GAAP • Provide deliverables and support the International Head of Accounting with Group consolidation of IFRS and US GAAP results • Prepare timely, high quality reports to support various stakeholders – internal management, Group management and Group Corporate Accounting and Reporting teams • Support the Financial Controller in maintenance of a robust control environment • Develop process notes and system maintenance • Build a strong financial control environment to support future growth and accelerated expansion • Assist UK Retail FP&A manager with production of budgets/forecasts and other analytics as required • Maintain historical cash flow and future forecast for funding needs and distribution • Expect high visibility to C-Suite management of local business as well UK Retail business • Provide relevant inputs in production of both local and group Board packs on the routine basis • Participate in various ad-hoc finance projects such as new system implementation and adoption of SOX. • Collaborate with as Finance business partner for IA, HR, CoSec, Legal, IT, M&A and Treasury as necessary • Opportunity to assist with complex accounting such as Consolidation, Business Combination, Share based payment, Financial Accounting if desired Qualifications & Capabilities: • Qualified accounting with industry experience • Prior experience within the insurance brokerage and financial service industry preferred but not required • Strong attention to detail • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills • Effective written and verbal skills, used to perform detailed analysis and prepare presentations with a commercial focus • Highly responsible and accountable; takes ownership of projects from start to finish • Strong interpersonal skills with business, financial, and operational acumen • Perform detailed analysis while understanding the implications to the big picture • A desire and passion to continuously improve finance deliverables • Build and maintain trust and work with confidential data and projects with discretion and professionalism • Positive attitude, desire to learn, self-motivated and effective team player • Operate independently and manage competing priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced environment • Accounting qualification (CIMA, ACA, ACCA) • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills • Demonstrated strong proficiency with other Microsoft Office tools, e.g., PowerPoint, Word • Technical agility and desired knowledge of financial reporting systems and tools, e.g. ERP & EPM • Ability to work between multiple best-in-class cloud-based solutions