Assistant Accountant - Insurance

Bryman Recruitment
Southend-On-Sea, UK
14 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Southend, Essex

Sector: Insurance - Assistant Accountant

Job Type: Permanent

Salary £23,000 - £28,000 per annum, inc benefits

Job Description

Suitable candidates for the position would have already have gained some experience working in an accounts based role in the Insurance Industry and will be looking for a new challenge within a small and respected Lloyd's broker. This role will see you assisting the management accounts team as well as overseeing some IBA related duties.

You will need to be able to cope with a busy work environment dealing with varied tasks throughout the day.

Reporting directly to the Accounts Manager you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Office Bank reconciliations
  • Reconciliation of Company Credit Cards
  • Monthly Budget variance reports
  • Processing weekly BDX declarations for our UK marketing division
  • Monitoring Aged Debt
  • Petty Cash Management
  • Assisting management accountant with month end Accounts checks
  • Expense form checking and journalling
  • IBA Cash sheet checking
  • Supervision of IBA unallocated cash
  • IBA Payment Run checking

Person Specification

This is a pivotal position within the company and therefore demands a responsible attitude.

The ideal candidate will need to have strong numerical and literacy skills. Good communicational and organisational skills are also essential.

Other desirable skills are:
  • AAT Qualified or CIMA/ACCA part qualified
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel and Outlook) or similar software applications.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise and ensure that deadlines are met without compromising quality.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with clients, insurers and other associates.

Our client is committed to continuous professional education and will offer study support when required.

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