Financial Reporting Manager

30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. We are the UK’s largest insurer and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance. We combine strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand. We are committed to serving our customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which our people are proud to work.

Aviva’s a new global operating model for Finance, based on shared services supporting the markets and a leaner corporate centre consists of four pillars.

The four pillars of this global operating model are:

Aviva Finance Markets (AFM): a commercial team who will be a co-pilot to the market CEOs and business leadership teams.Aviva Finance Operations (AFO): a highly effective and agile team managing resources and providing excellent services to the rest of our function.Aviva Finance Technical (AFT): a team of Finance experts who will leverage our global technical expertise in areas like investments, tax, hedging, re-insurance and actuarial advisory to provide “solutions” which are consistent across Finance.Aviva Finance Corporate (AFC): an insight-oriented team who will own headquarter functions such as Investor Relations, Capital Allocation, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Mergers & Acquisitions.The Team

This role is part of the Aviva Finance Operations (AFO) team: a highly effective and agile team managing resources and providing service excellence to the rest of Aviva’s Finance function. This team, under the leadership of our global process owners, will be responsible for our core global Finance operational and reporting production processes.

The AFO Financial Reporting team generates the IFRS financial statements and notes, Solvency II QRTs and narrative reports. In addition, it runs the Group consolidation process and produces analysis reports.

The financial accounting for AGC legal entities – including reporting to legal entity boards, delivery of board MI and statutory accounts, and support to related governance forums such as the Aviva Group Centre Legal Entity Oversight Committee.

The Person

We’re looking for a qualified accountant with demonstrable post-qualified experience, ideally gained within a large insurance company environment. You will have a strong mix of relationship management and technical accounting skills (across both IFRS and Solvency II), and a good understanding of both life and non-life insurance products and markets.

You will be able to understand and interpret large amounts of data and narrative, and summarise it into succinct, meaningful and insightful commentary. You will have a proven record of delivering to time and quality, and experience of pro-active stakeholder management across a range of disciplines and seniority levels.

This is hugely varied role, and while you will need to be comfortable with dealing with a broad spectrum of responsibilities and tasks, it will provide the successful candidate with a diverse range of development opportunities and a strong position to progress their career within Aviva.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support the senior managers in:

Consolidation of the Group financial data.Generation of financial statements and corresponding notes.Generation of quarterly and annual QRTS.Feed into the generation of the SII narrative reports.Production of financial reporting data and analysis for the Group and generation of the financial statements, QRTS and SII narrative reports.Delivery of financial statements, narrative reports and analysis to AFC within agreed timelines.Submission of QRTs to regulators on a timely basis.No or little queries from AFC, senior management, regulators or auditors.Responsibility for the delivery of relevant statutory accountsManagement accounts (as required),Group IFRS and regulatory submissions in connection with AGC entities.Organisation & management of offshore resource, and management of all internal & external stakeholders.Skills & Experience required


Degree level or equivalentQualified AccountantSkills/Knowledge:

Good financial/regulatory reporting and accounting skills.Attention to detail.Analytical review skills.Good communication skills – Ability to communicate across all levels and across different geographies.Ability to work independently and on their own initiative and know when to escalate.Ability to identify problems and help resolve these or escalate as appropriate.Experience:

Good project / process management skills (design / implement / improve).Cultural and political awareness and ability to deal with people from different backgrounds.Strong knowledge of Excel and Magnitude, coupled with strong analysis and problem solving skills.Good financial/regulatory reporting and accounting skills.Location: York

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Additional Information

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

Becoming a more inclusive and diverse organisation is a business imperative. 87% of our people feel that people from diverse backgrounds can succeed at Aviva. We are accelerating our strategy through innovative practices and expert partners.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, of flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and career responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Alistair Buchanan in the Resourcing team.

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