A prestigious and market leading City of London based insurance firm are looking to hire a Management Accountant. The job has arisen due to my client's remarkable growth over the last 18 months (including winning several new contracts). My client has a preference for candidates who are pursuing an accountancy qualification, i.e. ACCA or CIMA. Candidates should have 2-3 years relevant finance experience within the insurance sector.
The role will be reporting in to the CFO and the duties include balance sheet reconciliations, profit and loss analysis, variance analysis, budgeting and forecasting, producing statutory accounts, accruals and prepayments and reviewing the financial control process. You must be able to investigate anomalies with general ledger codes and be able to explain the reasons for the difference. Candidates should have 2-3 years relevant finance experience within the insurance sector.
Candidates will also have to be comfortable doing transactional duties, i.e. maintaining the accounts payable function, bank reconciliations, cash management and maintaining the fixed asset register. It's a very dynamic working environment and candidates must demonstrate previous experience of scrutinising and reviewing processes. Candidates should have 2-3 years relevant finance experience within the insurance sector.
You should be a very engaging, assertive and confident in person. My client wants candidates who can converse with people at all levels of the business. Candidates need to be strong enough to challenge senior managers and stakeholders. The CFO sits on the Board and you will be able to translate your ideas to very senior and influential members of staff. Candidates should have 2-3 years relevant finance experience within the insurance sector.
There is a significant amount of Excel use in the role, so candidates should be confident building pivot tables and v-look ups from scratch. Exposure to macros would be an excellent bonus. Relevant management accounting (or financial control) experience within the insurance sector is highly desirable.
This role is incredibly progressive and will suit candidates who are ambitious, proactive and thrive on responsibility. My client is looking for someone who can be a future Financial Controller or CFO.