Systems Accountant

Robert Half
Bristol (City Centre)
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Accountant

A unique opportunity for a qualified Systems Accountant to join a dynamic team in a growing broker insurance group based in Bristol (Cribbs Causeway). This is a challenging role supporting the Head of Finance Operations with excellent potential to develop and progress, which would suit an ambitious individual who is comfortable in a fast paced environment.

Key Attributes
  • Strong experience with financial and management accounting type roles in the past
  • Insurance and/or broker accounting experience preferential
  • Loves to get 'hands on'
  • Confident communicator at all levels; both verbal and written
  • Has a keen hunger to learn about the varying businesses within the groups
  • Ability to be flexible and organised where conflicting deadlines are concerned
  • Good understanding of multiple companies and how intercompany accounts work
  • Strong background in IT and systems, and an understanding of finance systems and processes
  • Full understanding of SQL databases and SQL programming
  • Advanced user of excel including macros
  • VBA programming
  • Good knowledge of Access Dimensions financial software or similar reporting software tools

Key Responsibilities
  • Strong experience with management accounts and balance sheet reconciliation preparation and review (prepared on excel and word)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Involvement with client money calculation processes (experience not essential)
  • Liaising with external auditors
  • Ad hoc project work on a regular basis
  • Work with finance team colleagues to undertake process reviews with a view to improving efficiency through enhanced use of appropriate software solutions
  • Act as lead developer of the management reporting system and work with finance team to maximise system utility for the team and budget holders
  • Act as the lead finance team interface with IT colleagues for all significant financial systems issues and enhancement requests

Desirable characteristics
  • Qualified: ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, QBE
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience of month end time tables and processes
  • Ability to manage time effectively, to prioritise and organise workload
  • Ability to work towards tight and competing deadlines

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