Financial Accountant

Manchester, UK
27 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Accountant

Leeds; Kirkstall Forge


£38,000 - £43,000

Full Time

A bit about us

Bupa is one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world, because what we do matters. From our contact centres to our care homes; health and dental centres to our state of the art hospitals across all four corners of the globe, every part of our operations are dedicated to our purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do.

About the area you'll be working in

The overall process is to support the delivery to care services, internally to care services and to group.

What you'll be doing

As the Financial Accountant you will

- maintain the day to day accounting process including a focus on the accounting control and audit of specified business units within the UK Market Unit

- you will be supporting the closing of COGNOS to Tagetik and continued development of the Tagetik consolidation system

- in addition to this you will implement and maintain controls, reconciliation's, and establish a consistent reporting stream to the UK MU, BU's and Corporate Centre

What's a typical day?

- You will be responsible for the financial reporting cycle of specified business units within the UK Market Unit, including the preparation of various journal postings, review and approval of non-local ledger submissions, and the analysis of monthly trial balances in order to prepare and support monthly and quarterly Tagetik group submissions under IFRS and EBS

- You will assist in the improvement of the nominal ledger account code structure to ensure operational efficiency is maximised with the ultimate aim of making the financial and management accounting process as efficient as possible

- In addition to this you will prepare quarterly IPT, VAT returns, providing support and guidance as required to Business Services Finance - Corporate Services

- Completing year end financial and statutory returns as per group and industry guidelines as well as the maintenance of year end working files for internal control, group submissions and external audit review would also form part of the role

Who we're looking for?

* Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with the equivalent level of experience within a finance environment

* You may possibly be a first mover from practice, with good experience of producing month/year end accounts and statutory information

* Advanced PC skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and accountancy software

* Excellent Customer Service skills, including communication, management of expectation, recommendations, quality of outputs etc

* Quick to learn and responsive to the needs of the business

* Proactive with a 'can do' approach

* Analytically and numerically minded

What's it like to work here?

As you'll already know, we want people to 'love working here', so much so that's it's at the top of our agenda and something you'll hear a lot about here at Bupa. We offer our people a great range of benefits, many of which are flexible and can be tailored to suit what's most important to you. We're a healthcare company so there's a huge focus on our people's health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and workplaces which are friendly, appealing spaces to support you to be at your best.

We're an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone - all talents and backgrounds. Bupa strives to make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age

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