Manager, Condolidated Reporting

Discipline: Finance & Strategy
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £65000 to £75000
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Job ref: J4016
Published: 10 days ago
New opportunity based in London’s west end working for a lead insurer who aims to have a finance function which is fit to produce robust, clear, well controlled public company-quality reporting. In the role, you will be a key senior member of the Group Consolidation team, which co-ordinates the running of a Group quarterly reporting cycle. Your focus is on delivery of financial results to key stakeholders within the Group while developing systems, processes and controls to ensure that risks are minimised, and processes are scalable as the business grows. The role will also include involvement in ad-hoc projects, including the implementation of IFRS 9, 17 and some M&A activity. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities: • Lead in the drafting of reporting templates in line with relevant technical and business requirements. • Understand the individual business units and review their business returns. • Production of high quality Group-level analytical reviews explaining the results of business units. • Review consolidation journals, eliminations and group intercompany reconciliations • Review the preparation of IFRS financial statements including supporting statutory notes and disclosures. • Support in preparation of other regulatory reporting obligations. • Manage the external auditors in addressing technical accounting developments and to facilitate the smooth running and close-out of the audit process. • Manage the co-ordination of embedding of IFRS in the financial reporting and systems of the subsidiary businesses. • Support the design and maintenance of a Group compliance and internal controls framework. • Support in the improvement of the financial reporting process. • Lead in the embedding of the risk culture and control framework across the Group including identification of risks and controls and remedial actions to address all points. Qualifications and Experience: • Qualified accountant ACA, CA or ACCA, with a significant number of years post qualification experience; • Life Insurance experience; • Detailed consolidation experience; • Excellent inter-personal skills; • Previous experience working in a people management role is essential. • Excellent IFRS and US GAAP knowledge • Big 4/Top 10 Accounting Practice background with both external audit experience and industry experience • Excellent PC skills with a strong appreciation of financial systems (e.g. general ledger). • Experience of financial systems such as SAP BPC, Workiva, and Tagetik would be an advantage.