NEW Senior Analyst - Reporting Accountant Opportunity For Leading FS Company In Hove

Recruiter
in pact consulting
Location
Hove, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1258462958
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a newly (or soon to be) Qualified Accountant with experience in a financial services environment?

Looking for a new challenge and keen to work for one of the UK's most prestigious financial services companies?

Do you live within commuting distance of Hove & seeking a progressive within a FTSE 100 Company who can offer excellent career progression opportunities and an unrivalled salary/benefits package?

We have just taken an exciting new opportunity for a newly qualified or soon to be qualified to join on a permanent basis a FTSE 100 Financial Services organisation that is one of the most famous, well respected in the UK at their fantastic office location in Hove. This client takes pride in being there for its customers helping them deal with whatever life has in store and support them. Working for them you too will benefit tremendously getting a competitive reward package with the flexibility and autonomy to deliver your personal, business and career goals.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with the Group function who support their businesses across the UK and abroad as a Senior Analyst responsible for reporting and the main purpose of this role will be to support the Financial Reporting Manager(s) within the Statutory and Regulatory Reporting team (STARR) in the production of quarterly/annual statutory and/or regulatory results as well as contribute to FRC and Group wide Finance projects. The primary focus of this role, outside of peak reporting periods, is financial reporting process improvement and the principal accountabilities appear below :-

Completion of key deliverables for the statutory/regulatory reporting process for specific legal entities, as assigned by the Financial Reporting Manager.

Contribute to the team's ability to deliver required financial reporting, along with supporting analysis, to Group Finance and other customers.

Ensure reporting is performed to agreed levels of accuracy.

Contribute to issue resolution during reporting production, ensuring communication with key stakeholders and appropriate reconciliation and consolidation of key metrics.

Work with the Auditors from a financial reporting perspective and ensure all requirements are delivered to agreed quality levels.

Apply IFRS technical knowledge to all reporting and ensure it is in line with new standards.

Projects & change management - identify process improvement opportunities both within and outside own team's processes; ensure ideas are raised, discussed and prioritised in appropriate forums.

Collaborate with Financial Reporting Manager, Finance Change and other members of wider Finance community to drive improvements.

Contribute on behalf of the reporting team as directed by the Financial Reporting Manager to group, business and internal projects.

Provide insight on financial reporting processes, ensuring requirements are considered and included in project plans.

Work with key customers on reporting issues, including agreeing (in collaboration with the Financial Reporting Manager) reporting requirements and deadlines.

Assist with engagements with Group to ensure the delivery of financial results continues to meet needs and quality expectations.

Engage with customers to understand their requirements and needs.

Support business unit finance teams to meet their financial requirements.

Ensure that the appropriate Finance MI, processes and systems are in place to provide support to Group Finance, Prudential Risk, and Group Tax.

Maintain and improve relationships with relevant stakeholders and suppliers.

Deliver innovative timescale and process improvements, contributing to the ongoing review of processes to establish efficiencies within the financial reporting team, whilst maintaining control and quality.

Applications for this vital role are particularly invited from newly (or soon to be) Qualified Accountant with experience in a financial services environment, preferably with a life insurer. Knowledge of financial reporting, best practice reporting processes and current IFRS reporting requirements and upcoming standards will also be required as well as financial reporting and analytical capabilities. The post holder will also need the ability to manage and structure large volumes of data for business insight and possess excellent communication skills.

Interested?

Our client is recognised in rewarding ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the important things offering a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 22 days' (with potential to rise to 26 days) holiday, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products. If you are therefore keen to be considered for this new role then please forward your CV and any pertinent supporting information as soon as possible for immediate consideration.

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