Head of Consolidation and Reporting

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
York
Posted
30 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Person

Responsibility for the delivery of relevant statutory accounts, management accounts (as required), Group IFRS and regulatory submissions in connection with AGC entities. Including organisation & management of offshore resource, and management of all internal & external stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities

Delivery of financial statements, narrative reports and analysis to AFC within agreed timelinesSubmission of QRTs to regulators on a timely basis.Managing the AFO Reporting team and their deliverables, including end-end reviewManagement of interactions with key stakeholders, including External Reporting and Technical teamsLead the team through change as requiredRole model and promoter of Aviva values Collaboration with business units at similar levelsInteraction and collaboration with other AFO teams, AFC and AFTWorking closely with Financial systems teamWorking closely with Investment Asset Data teamInfluencing and active management of stakeholders at higher levelsManaging the AFO Reporting team and their deliverables, including end-end review.Management of interactions with key stakeholders, including External Reporting and Technical teams.Lead the team through change as required.Role model and promoter of Aviva values.c6 direct reports.Day to day operational management of the team.Issues resolution.Owners of Finance systems.Responsible for team budget.Management of offshore support team.Skills & Experience required

Qualifications:

Degree level or equivalentQualified AccountantSkills/Knowledge:

Ability to identify and mitigate issues or risks and know when to escalate.Ability to identify problems and resolve these or escalate as appropriate.Delivery of financial statements, narrative reports and analysis to AFC within agreed timelines.Strong financial or regulatory reporting experience.Strong financial/regulatory reporting and accounting skills.Experience:

Delivery of financial statements, narrative reports and analysis to AFC within agreed timelinesStrong financial or regulatory reporting experienceStrong financial/regulatory reporting and accounting skillsQualified accountant: 10+ PQEExpert stakeholder managementAttention to detailProactiveExpert analytical review skillsExpert communication skills – Ability to communicate across all levels and across different geographiesAdditional 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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