Our client a financial services 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, in both a rewarding and productive working environment. Reporting to the Fund Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the General Ledger for a number of allocated life funds. This will involve you working closely with outsourcers and reconciling numbers and accounting controls.You will be managing a team of up to 8 experienced Fund Accountants and Analysts, driving their development, performance and workload.The business will need you to continue to lead by example, demonstrate proactive behaviour and achieve deliverables collaboratively in a lean environment.Managing the production for each allocated fund an accurate & complete trial balance for handover to the Financial Reporting team in preparation for reporting periods.Overseeing the team in covering bank & suspense reconciliation workProviding monthly performance reporting that meets the requirements of the product company service level agreements/reporting packs Person specificationSuccessful candidate will have significant relevant accountancy experience ideally gained from a large complex organisation.Yu will either be part or fully qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA / AAT)Demonstrate effective people management & development experience.Possess a good understanding of interpreting data, which will be essential for the review of GL adjustments, forecasting, establishing root causes & report assessments.Proven stakeholder management experience essential you will need to be able to articulate in a self-assured manner through written communications or face to face.It would be desirable if you have experience of working with third parties or outsourcers in deliveryExperience of a proactive approach to reporting lifecycles, and the ability to identify & recommend process improvement would also be desirable.IT knowledge/skills MS Office (particularly Excel), General Ledgers, plus some familiarity with Oracle GL.This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a company who value their employees and offer excellent training and career development. To apply please send your most recent CV to Karen Ellis Today. Please be advised all applicants must be ideally available to commence employment within 4 weeks and have the right to work in the UK. Due to expected number of applicants, only successful applicants will be contacted.