Financial Accountant

Phoenix Group
Birmingham, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
12 Month Fixed Term Contract

The Role:

As a Financial Reporting Accountant, you'll provide key support to our "Business As Usual" processes across the financial reporting calendar, build your knowledge of a range of our funds, and gain exposure to stakeholders, right up to a senior level. From production of quarterly regulatory and semi-annual statutory submissions, to analysing data from our fund accounting, investments and actuarial teams, to dealing with queries from stakeholders around the business, you'll play a key role in ensuring we meet our financial reporting obligations as a highly-regarded FTSE 100 organisation.

We're passionate about sharing best practice across our teams, so there'll be plenty of encouragement for you to keep up-to-date with industry developments or new reporting standards affecting our business. You'll also play a key role in assisting with the testing, implementation and integration of any resulting changes to our systems or processes, in order to improve the way we work and to minimise any risks to which we're exposed.

What we're looking for:

You will likely be a qualified accountant (or in the final stages of studying for a formal accountancy qualification), and you'll ideally have previous experience of working within a Financial Services environment, together with a good working knowledge of reporting standards such as IFRS (with previous exposure to regulatory reporting under the Solvency II regime being particularly advantageous, but not essential).

You'll be comfortable with taking ownership of a wide range of tasks, working to tight deadlines, producing high quality working papers, whilst using your initiative to suggest and implement process improvements where appropriate. We'll also expect you to use a critical eye to analyse and challenge financial information, to understand the full picture of what our numbers really mean at a commercial and strategic level.

You should also be able to demonstrate:
  • knowledge of the practical issues involved in the production of financial reports;
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • adaptability and approachability in a close team environment; and
  • self-motivation, proactivity and organisation.

In return, you can look forward to a great package, excellent conditions and a superb working environment, plus the chance to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE 100 listed company.

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Closing date: Midnight, Friday 31st May 2019

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