UK Finance Controller

Cheshire, UK
19 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Join Assurant, one of the leading providers in lifestyle & automotive protection in Europe, as a UK Financial Controller

We're looking for an experienced Finance Controller to join our team. You'll be working within our Finance department and will be responsible for managing the UK Control & Accounting team in a period of consolidation and significant change

You'll be responsible for the following;

* As part of a continuous improvement approach, drive ongoing Financial Control improvements across the UK and the group, with an emphasis on rigorous control and a drive for excellence

* UK Financial Control over P&L and Balance Sheet spanning the Assurant parts of the business

* Delivery of month-end close related to the above and contribute to value adding insight into variances and performance items

* Direct management responsibility for the Billing and Accounts Payable teams

* Ensuring adherence across the department to the accounting and financial policies of the group

* Work collaboratively with colleagues across Europe and drive for alignment of processes and controls where appropriate

* Accountable for the application of systems and controls to adhere to regulatory responsibilities

* Own the risk management framework within department / span of control

* Participation in relevant initiatives within the Finance Transformation programme, with the objective of reducing manual processes and introducing automation and process efficiency

* Team leadership and development

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge & expertise;

* Proven experience in all aspects of financial management and accounting including Financial Controls, reporting and effective close processes

* Proven experience in managing global close cycles

* Ability to influence cross-functional teams to act and drive change management

* Strong executive presence - both written and oral

* Proven ability to develop talent and leaders, manage a team of c10 colleagues

* Big 4 accountancy and financial services experience

* Extensive experience as a Financial Controller within an insurance/finance industry

* Strong knowledge of systems particularly within transformation

* Experience of business change

* Experience of managing people in a change environment

Joining our award-winning team gives you the opportunity to progress and be rewarded, as well as enjoying a fantastic benefits package.

At Assurant, we're passionate about our people. After all, it's our dynamic and successful team that allows us to provide lifestyle insurance solutions that bring our customers peace of mind, protecting what's important to them. We're proud to say we keep life running smoothly for over 300 million consumers; we're also the UK's largest provider of mobile device protection. Partnering with 9 of the top 20 best global brands, we are market leaders with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

If you're ready for a challenge and to become part of delivering our brilliant services, apply today.

Assurant have been awarded the Silver standard by Investors In People and received recognition by Business In The Community for Workplace Gender Equality

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