Financial Accountant

18 May 2018
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Accountant
Glasgow – Permanent role

We have an opportunity for a Qualified Accountant to join our finance team in Glasgow. The finance function currently consists of circa 40 employees engaged in general accounting, financial reporting and accounts payable responsibilities. The function is expected to grow as a result of the addition of various accounting and reporting activities. This particular role sits within a team of 4 Qualified Accountants and reports into our Financial Accounting Manager in Glasgow.

The role holder is predominantly responsible for the execution of the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close and reporting processes. Over the coming months, this will expand into different business areas to encompass similar across Chubb Overseas Group which extends to Latin American and Asia Pacific regions.

This is a high profile, demanding role for a suitably qualified individual.

Key responsibilities: Co-ordinate the generation of monthly, quarterly and annual results for financial reporting purposesEnsure the timely completion of close processes with accurate recording of all close transactions managed in a robust mannerContinually review processes as part of on going improvement in the workflows, seeking to maximise efficiency and timeliness of reportingCo-ordinate and manage the whole journal posting process to ensure all journals are booked in an accurate and timely manner, utilising all available journal posting technology to maximum effectLiaise with the financial compliance teams in London to ensure they have the required inputs from ledger systems to meet their external reporting needsLiaise, and communicate, with the Chubb finance team in Philadelphia, ensuring their reporting needs and accounting issues are addressed as appropriate.Liaise with the finance teams in London to ensure that all their inputs and outputs associated with the close process are complete and accurateAssume responsibility in conjunction with the Financial Accounting Manager for producing the SOX control quarter end filesEnsure the completeness of financial information maintained in the Peoplesoft general ledger for Chubb Europe entitiesAssume responsibility in conjunction with the Financial Accounting Manager for the financial control environment related to the financial close process and co-ordinate relevant close process protocolsCompletion of Statutory Accounts for a number of Service and holding companies; with the ability to expand this going forwardWhat skills & experience are required?Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA)Experience of the financial services industry desirable (Insurance accounting preferable)We will consider candidates from other sectorsAccounting and reporting experienceExperience of coordinating technical processes within tight timescalesGood technical knowledge on accounting/reportingExperience of US GAAP reporting in a multi-national environmentDetailed UK GAAP knowledge for statutory reporting purposes is preferredStrong excel skills
What can you expect in return?Competitive salary37.5 working hours per week PensionLife Cover & Bupa Medical cover 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidaysEmployee Assistance ProgrammeSubsidised gym membership and other corporate benefits

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