Head of Finance - Insurance - Commercial role

Eames Consulting Group
City of London, London
10 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to join a well-known Global General Insurer in a divisional Head of Finance role that is newly created due to growth. With proud European heritage dating back 200 years, this is a top tier organisation with operations globally across most lines of general insurance. This role would suit someone with more of a management reporting/FP&A background with ideally experience in the insurance sector. Currently there is no UK finance support for the division with the need for someone who can set up and establish best practice.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide financial validation of the quarterly and annual income and P&L statements
  • Coordinate all management reporting information for Head Office
  • Oversight of the quarterly forecast, annual and 3 year rolling Business Plan
  • Liaise with head office for all required risk based financial indicators, capital and solvency calculations
  • Manage the monthly expense report and budget
  • Key point of contact for offshore financial control and finance shared services teams; sign off on core month end and quarter end numbers
  • Management of a small finance team (the role will be stand along initially)

Your background:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA or equivalent) with a background in the insurance sector preferred although we would also consider candidates from other financial services industries like banking and asset management
  • Fluency in Italian would be a massive bonus
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multiple deadlines in a fast paced start-up operation
  • Ability to manage demanding requirements from multiple internal stakeholders and produce high quality, reliable reports and management information
  • Professional credibility to effectively challenge senior management on financial targets, achievements and metrics
  • Focus on delivery of results through personal effectiveness, problem solving & decision making
  • Strong commercial acumen

Salary is c£90k (DOE) plus benefits and bonus. For immediate consideration please apply online or for more information or a confidential discussion please contact Glen Roberts at Eames Consulting Group.