Group Financial Senior Accountant

City of London, St Paul’s (EC4M 8BU)
£60000 - £70000/annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
08 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Financial Senior Accountant

£60,000 - £70,000 + 12% Car Allowance + 20% On Target Bonus + Comprehensive Benefits
Based City of London, St Paul’s (EC4M 8BU)
Permanent Position
Ref: 2819

Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of being a key figure in a team of technical experts, responsible for the timely provision of accurate financial data on a group-wide basis. Focusing on the delivery of high quality Group Financial and Solvency II reporting in a key role within the UK’s largest specialist consolidator of Closed Life Assurance funds. A member of the FTSE 250 Index, with a premium listing on the LSE and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for the last 6 consecutive years, we have 6.1 million policyholders and assets under management of £74 billion, including the recently acquired Abbey Life and AXA Wealth businesses.

Reporting to the Group Reporting and Consolidation Manager, to complete the consolidation and analysis of the Group results for both statutory and regulatory reporting. In addition, there will be a focus on the following:

- To lead and assist in certain aspects of the production of high quality Group IFRS financial statements
- To lead and assist in certain aspects of the calculation of the Group’s regulatory capital position and preparation of reporting under Solvency II
- To contribute to the analysis of financial information and drafting of Executive commentaries on Group financial performance
- To play a key role in proactive management of the statutory and Solvency II audit processes to ensure that the audit ties into the production timetables, that key issues are identified in a timely manner and adequate time is allowed for the escalation and resolution of issues
- Support in the delivery of Group Finance projects in respect of corporate activity as necessary, such as the integration of acquired businesses

You will have:

- Strong technical accounting knowledge needed to actively engage in providing advice to senior business unit Accountants / Actuaries to assist in the timely resolution of Financial Reporting issues. Evidence of involvement in implementing new reporting standards / frameworks in a Group-wide context and advising senior management on financial reporting issues
- Strong financial reporting skills with demonstrable ability to apply understanding of reporting standards under IFRS and Solvency II. Good exposure and comprehension of a variety of financial products and broad understanding of the business issues facing financial services providers is desirable
- Experience of large-scale consolidations is essential and comprehension of financial IT systems and exposure to appropriate control frameworks is desirable. A detailed knowledge of the practical issues involved in the production of external financial reporting is also required
- Experience of / involvement in the project management of Group-wide initiatives. This may include the introduction of new systems or processes as a result of business re-engineering projects

In return, you can look forward to a great package, excellent conditions and a superb working environment, plus the chance to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company.

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Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 20th July 2017