Head of Financial Reporting

Location Buckinghamshire
Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: simon@weareedenbrook.com
Job ref: J4071
Published: 12 months ago
New exciting opportunity as Head of Financial Reporting working for one of the leading UK life and pensions companies. Based in Buckinghamshire, you will act as a key player in finance as part of the management team, delivering timely and accurate financial results, reporting and forecasting. In addition, the role involves working with the CFO in co-ordinating activities and building an efficient and effective Finance function, working closely with the Actuarial Team, Group Finance and Group Tax. The role requires a flexible individual capable of leading strategic-related activity at a senior level and also providing expertise on particular aspects of the business. Key Responsibilities: • Manage the Financial Reporting and Management Accounts team and activities • Provide accurate and timely reporting of financial results including Solvency II returns • Contribute significantly to projects and provide appropriate strategic and financial input as necessary • Provision and development of regular and strategic Management Information • Coordination and contribution to activity in understanding and driving the key components of value, in order to support the generation of Economic Value, Profits and a continued dividend stream. This will include: Analysing data and expressing results in a clear and meaningful way Creating and developing financial models for decision support • Leading the work in preparing Corporation Tax computations and other relevant Life Company Taxation submissions, liaising with the Group Head of Taxation who will provide oversight and review. • Building and maintaining constructive relationships, including external auditors and third party suppliers. • Keeping up to date with Accounting Standards and making adjustments as and when required. • Manage the risks arising from the activities and deliverables in accordance with Risk Management Framework and Risk Policies. • Project managing through the whole of the year end process, from assumption setting in Q3 and Q4, through to managing the year-end audit process with the external auditors. • People Management responsibilities – lead the team, particularly through periods of change, maintaining suitable records regarding objectives and performance reviews. • Be a member of the Senior Finance team, including taking on additional responsibilities as required by the CFO from time to time. • Be an advocate for change, including the incorporation of best practice initiatives Qualifications: • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with 10 years plus qualification Strong technical and commercial background in Life or General Insurance Accounting • Desirable – experience in Corporation Tax for a Life Insurance Company • Experienced in leading and motivating a team. • Experienced in working cross functionally, particularly with Actuaries, to work together to ensure the Reporting process operates smoothly.