Regulatory & Statutory Reporting Accountant

Recruiter
Alexander Daniels
Location
Shropshire
Salary
40000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
18 Jul 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Alexander Daniels are currently partnering with a leading financial services organisation who are keen to recruit a Regulatory & Statutory Reporting Accountant. They are looking for an exceptional individual who is looking to join a growing organisation and will offer a defined career path.

Role:

  • Application of commercial and financial knowledge to influence operational outcomes and deliver results to the Finance managers and relevant business functions.
  • Challenge the accuracy, integrity and quality of the assets, liabilities and P&L data being reported.
  • Management of resource to ensure all departmental deliverables are defined and delivered accurately and of requisite quality in line with customer timetables.
  • Responsible for driving and embedding a culture of financial and commercial challenge.
  • Understand and manage the Risk and Control framework that Admin Re operates, applying finance knowledge to ensure departmental risks are evaluated, measured, and mitigated.
  • Develop, lead and influence effective relationships with key internal and external contacts and be seen as a subject matter expert and key business stakeholder.
  • Define and operationally improve the financial processes, models and systems (e.g. general ledger, forecasting tool and group submission tool). Challenge, develop and implement improvements in efficiency and quality.
  • Proactively drive continuous end to end improvement of the Admin Re model in the department to ensure both financial accuracy and correct customer outcome.
  • Define and deliver operational MI to executive stakeholders, that drives and influences business action and cross functional understanding as well as process improvement.
  • Application of subject matter expertise within Finance, through appropriate engagement with stakeholders to drive long term improvement to operational models.
  • Articulate financial concepts, results and impacts to non-financial individuals across all levels of the organisation and to external stakeholders.
  • Management of direct and indirect staff in delivering BAU service and management of staff performance.
  • Improve team effectiveness through gap analysis, coordinating delivery of objectives, challenging as appropriate and inspiring the team to deliver continuous improvement.
  • Deputise for management for operational tasks.

Qualifications:

Must be ACA, ACMA or ACCA qualified

Skills:

  • Communicates effectively, including written and oral presentation, engaging customers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates good organisational skills, with an analytical and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to work very well in a team or independently, consulting and engaging others appropriately in the wider function and business.
  • Demonstrates appropriate prioritisation skills
  • Ability to apply specialist knowledge to improve processes.
  • Strong operational financial management skills
  • Strong leadership skills within staff management, task management and process improvement.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years' experience in a finance environment (or relevant qualification)
  • Experience of working within a regulatory environment
  • Experience in implementation of new financial systems and/or processes
  • Experience of system interrogation
  • Experience in staff management
  • Understands the commercial environment
  • Knowledge of operation of General Ledger and policy transaction systems including journal preparation and posting
  • Knowledge of Life and Pensions financial and regulatory environment (not essential)