Senior Financial Accountant – London – Contract
*Take the lead responsibility for the consolidation of the financial reporting of business.
*Timely delivery of accurate financial information to the Financial Planning and Analysis team
*Operating effective oversight of financial processes and controls
*Assisting the Business Operations and Governance Manager in the preparation of group wide reporting timetables, adherence of reporting to Group standards and group wide communication of agreed policies for adherence in subsidiary accounts.
*Assisting Group Technical Accounting in analysing the impact of the latest technical accounting changes on the Group’s reporting and implementing changes to processes and procedures arising from new technical developments.
*Supporting as directed from time to time other aspects of the Group Finance Operations team workload
*Maintain financial close process documentation and training material ensuring this is regularly reviewed and updated as required
*Providing support to the Financial Planning & Analysis team in business planning and forecasting
ESSENTIAL Key Skills Required:
*Chartered accountant or have an equivalent suitable qualification and 3+ years of relevant experience (within an Insurance business group reporting team)
*Technical accounting knowledge (GAAP and IFRS).
*MUST come from Insurance background
*Good experience and knowledge of finance systems including general ledger, consolidation tools, underwriting systems and data warehouse.
*Proficient in excel
*Business awareness and forward thinking.
*Team player demonstrating flexibility and adaptability. People management and interpersonal skills
*High level of control and reconciliation appreciation, both in enforcing controls and in identifying weaknesses.
*Driven to beating deadlines (without loss of quality).
*Driven to delivering beyond that expected (without loss of timeliness).
*Good analytical skills.
*Structured / controlled approach.
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