Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location:

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    777_1589983324

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Client:

    Undisclosed Company

Our client a financial services sector business, market leaders within their Industry is currently hiring within their talented finance team.

Listed as one of the UK's top employer's the company has a strong successful history and exciting future. A well-respected business within their Industry you will enjoy superb career development, outstanding rewards and benefits, and an unrivalled working environment.

Role Responsibilities

To deliver high quality, well controlled and timely financial and statutory reporting for the Life Companies, being a key element in the internal and external reporting processes.

  • To produce high quality, timely and consistent statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting standards and agreed timetables.
  • To produce high quality, timely and consistent financial reporting as an input to the Group reporting process for the purposes of the preparation of the sub-consolidations and ultimately the Group Holdings Consolidated accounts.
  • To produce high quality, timely and consistent statistical returns.
  • To produce high quality, fit for purpose trial balances across all reporting bases (IFRS & Solvency II) that are available for financial reporting purposes and supported by high quality and consistent analytical review.
  • The production of briefing notes for each set of Group submissions, entity accounts and regulatory returns for use by senior management and statutory boards.
  • To have an understanding of the financial aspects of the life business and use this knowledge to recognise and highlight the implications for the financial reporting of management decisions and other strategic business or regulatory changes.
  • To support the statutory audit process to ensure that the key issues are identified in a timely manner and adequate time is allowed for the escalation and resolution of issues.
  • Proactively support the integration of strategic and ongoing business developments including changes to statutory and regulatory reporting requirements. Where relevant, liaise with other business areas and/or other Group functions (e.g. Fund Accounting, tax, actuarial etc.) to develop, test and implement revised systems/processes in accordance with relevant project plans.
  • To contribute to a continuous improvement and risk awareness culture within the Team so that ongoing improvements to the reporting environment which improve speed and accuracy of reporting are sought, and implemented, on an ongoing basis.
  • To prepare high quality working papers and/or audit trails in support of all outputs.
  • To maintain up to date procedural documentation, and ensure compliance with the local controls policy and risk framework which is appropriately evidenced
  • To liaise on an ongoing basis with the Fund Accounting, Investment Accounting, Actuarial and Tax Teams to ensure the integrity of the ledger for each Fund and Company.
  • To work closely with the Actuarial Reporting, Fund Accounting and Investment teams Team to ensure consistency and accuracy of reporting on all bases.
  • To maintain and develop the technical expertise of self and direct reports (if any).
  • To ensure compliance with information security requirements.
  • To carry out performance management for direct reports (where applicable) in accordance with Group standards.

In terms of you:

  • Qualified Accountant with PQE.
  • Experience of Accounting and Reporting.
  • Good professional impact and credibility.
  • Able to communicate confidently, asserting influence at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate with other areas of the business and able to present information requests and financial data in an easily understandable manner.
  • Excellent organisation ability.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

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