Financial Accountant - Audit

Liverpool, UK
31 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Operating within a demanding and changing statutory and regulatory environment, the role requires high professional standards and energy levels. This role is key to the UK Financial Control team supporting compliance with relevant Group policies and must therefore be undertaken with diligence and tenacity. You will work closely with the Financial Control Business Partners providing support and improving the financial control environment of the UK Business. You will spend your time carrying out testing of controls and supporting the business through remediation activity. You will provide feedback and advice to the business in relation to their controls and any improvements which can be made. As part of the quarterly reporting cycle you will support the UK&I Financial Control Team Leader in the collation of reporting MI. You will add value through your flexibility, understanding of how things work in RSA and your pragmatic approach to testing and remediation.

The Opportunity

As a Financial Accountant - Audit your main responsibilities will be:
  • Liaising with Business Partners to agree quarterly test plans to ensure compliance with Group Policy
  • Planning and performing Financial Control tests in order to give assurance as to the effectiveness of the control environment
  • Supporting the Financial Control Team Leader in preparation of quarterly MI reporting
  • Testing will cover a wide variety of processes and business areas and will involve liaising with colleagues at all levels of the business.
  • Providing recommendations and advice on control activity and any improvements which can be made. Ensuring information is presented clearly, unambiguously and in a readily comprehensible and appropriate format for the audience and business purpose
  • Contributing to a wide variety of projects and initiatives as required
  • Providing support to regional colleagues as required.

The Individual

Minimum skills and experience required
  • Part Qualified or Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of Audit Internal or External within Finance
  • Excel - intermediate level
  • Stakeholder management skills - strong and essential
  • Confident
  • Highly organised
  • Attention to detail


In addition to a competitive salary, our leading benefits package includes:
  • Performance related bonus payments paid yearly
  • Employer Pension contribution up to 7.5 % with a further max match of 2.5%
  • Life Assurance 10 times base salary
  • Flexible benefits package to tailor your lifestyle and needs
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • RSA product discount


Based on Old Hall Street in the heart of Liverpool's thriving commercial district you will find the RSA Liverpool office. The site is home to c.1000 RSA colleagues including our Finance Centre of Excellence that boasts 170+ Finance professionals and RSA Motability business which is run in partnership with The Motability charity. We also have teams on site from Personal Lines, HR, Audit, Global Risk Solutions, Claims and our Group Corporate Centre functions. The office has recently been refurbished and boasts a warm and friendly environment. The onsite team are dedicated to putting people at the heart of the business and have an onsite room dedicated to mindfulness.

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