Technical Accounting Manager

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
York
Posted
25 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Technical Accounting Manager York Job ID: R-56442 Full time Technical Accounting Manager 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 The Technical Advisory and Policy team owns and advises on group accounting policy and its application globally. The team also advises on regulatory reporting policy. In particular the team: - Provides accounting advisory support on a wide range of queries, transactions and projects, partnering the Markets and Centre in making financial decisions. - Supports high quality external and internal reporting delivery. - Supports the interpretation and implementation of new accounting developments and inputs into Aviva's lobbying position. - Owns Group reporting manuals in respect of IFRS and Solvency II. - Provides relevant training. The Person Qualified accountant with good knowledge of IFRS and/or the regulatory reporting environment within which Aviva operates. Broad but less in depth knowledge of other reporting bases used by Aviva preferable but not essential. Duties & Responsibilities Supports the Head Technical Accounting in: - Accounting advisory support on a range of queries, transactions and projects. - Review and quality assurance of external and internal reporting deliveries. - Engagement and issue resolution with external audit on technical accounting matters. - Interpretation and implementation of new accounting developments. - Contributes to updates to Group accounting manuals. - Provide training to wider finance on areas of expertise. - Perform role responsibilities in a way that minimises operational risks and take timely action when issues arise. Skills & Experience required Qualifications: - Degree level or equivalent. - Qualified Accountant Actuary (Life or GI actuary dependent upon role), or relevant experience, with strong actuarial reporting capabilities and good working knowledge across all bases. Skills/Knowledge: - Good knowledge of IFRS and/or the regulatory reporting environment within which Aviva operates. Broad but less in depth knowledge of other reporting bases used by Aviva preferable but not essential. - Broad but strong technical accounting analysis skills with some experience of researching, understanding, interpreting and applying accounting standards. Experience: - Strong analytical and problem solving skills. - Can articulate complex analysis. Excellent written and oral skills. - Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management - can work with colleagues across disciplines. - Exercises sound and balanced judgement in complex situations. - Proven ability to manage a portfolio of work. - Can flex priorities in line with changing business needs. - Attention to detail and controls focus, strives to keep the business safe from financial misstatement. 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. 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, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. 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 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.
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