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Financial Accountant - Life Insurer

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Salary £50k to £60k
Type Permanent
Location London
Sectors Finance & Accountancy
Insurance
Job Reference T81/AXM/30364
Contact Andrew Mackay
Date posted 27-11-2018

Working with a growing Life Insurance business you will play a key & visible role within the firm

The role will be responsible for supporting the Head of Finance with key elements of regulatory and statutory reporting as well as aspects of business planning and analysis. The role predominantly covers the Life business but will also include parts of the firms’ wider business including their investment arm

Accountabilities

• Working with the wider finance team to complete the quarterly and annual Solvency II reporting to the regulator
• Ownership of the IFRS financial statements for this business unit
• Preparation of corporation tax return workings and monitoring of tax compliance.
• Primary point of contact for actuarial team requests for financial data.
• Cash flow and funding planning and analysis.
• Report writing; board reports, results commentary, business updates
• Support other Finance Managers, Heads of Finance and CFOs with adhoc requests and projects e.g. new accounting standards, significant accounting transactions etc.
• General monitoring of the financial control environment.
• Provide some monthly management accounting support
• Streamline and improve financial reporting processes.
• To support the development of the monthly business performance report and supporting analysis.
• Liaison with external tax and accounting advisors and auditors as required.

Skills Required

• Strong experience in financial reporting and technical accounting role.
• Fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
• Must have excellent analytical skills
• Strong understanding of accounting principles (IFRS)
• Long term insurance experience (desirable)
• Understanding of Solvency II Pillar 3 reporting (desirable)
• Computer Literate – Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Word, Powerpoint and preferably Access

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