Group Financial Accountant

London - Superb City Location
Up to £60,000 + Benefits
14 Nov 2012
14 Dec 2012
1320 WEB01 - 8261
Contract Type

Operating in a market that has an estimated value of £190 billion, we are a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of around £71 billion.

As a Group Financial Accountant, you’ll work and liaise closely with all divisions, playing a key role in the statutory reporting process, which  includes:

  • Completing the consolidation of the Group for IFRS and solvency  reporting, as well as assisting in the production of high quality, timely and consistent statutory accounts
  • Contributing to the analysis of  financial information and subsequent drafting of executive commentaries in relation to group financial performance
  • Participating and sometimes leading on ad-hoc financial reporting and project work in respect of financial accounting, Solvency II and the development of COGNOS controller
  • Active involvement in the management of the statutory audit process to ensure it ties in with production timetables and allows for the timely escalation and resolution of issues

Ideally, we’re looking for a fully qualified accountant from a financial services background, who can demonstrate:

  • Strong financial reporting and technical accounting skills, spanning a range of reporting standards, coupled with proven and relevant IFRS reporting expertise
  • The necessary confidence to provide expert advice to senior management and business unit accountants/actuaries on a broad variety of financial reporting issues
  • Direct experience of COGNOS and a good, practical grasp of large scale consolidations, as well as related financial IT systems and exposure to appropriate control frameworks
  • The ability to make an immediate contribution in  a technically challenging and complex environment  that’s representative of a listed company, moving towards Solvency II 

Any direct knowledge of Solvency II and/or the Life & Pensions sector would also be desirable.

Financial Services Sector (Life & Pensions)  - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

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