Qualified Reporting & Technical Accountant

50000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP75000/annum 1st Class Benefits
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NEW Opportunity To Join An Award Winning City Based Insurance Company In A High Profile Reporting & Technical Accountant Role

Are you a Qualified Accountant with experience of statutory & regulatory reporting in a pensions and/or life insurance business OR from a "Big 4" accountancy firm?

Do you have strong technical understanding of life and pensions accounting to include experience of accounting under IFRS?

Looking for a fantastic opportunity to join a prestigious collaborative and welcoming organisation that rewards ability, performance and attitude with a competitive salary and 1st class benefits package?

Our client is an industry award winning UK based insuring company that specialise in the pension sector and they have a fantastic office complex in the heart of Central London.

This well established and extremely friendly, respectful & professional organisation currently has an opportunity for a Qualified Accountant to join them as a Reporting & Technical Accountant.

The Reporting & Technical Accountant role sits within a finance department that prides itself in its contribution to the overall success of the business by ensuring appropriate levels of control over the capturing, recording, reconciling and reporting of financial transactions and processes within the Company. This position will play a vital part in that process and a summary of duties and responsibilities attached to is summarised below:-

Preparation of financial accounting information to external parties including regulators, industry bodies, finance providers and in accordance with statutory requirements.

Preparation of the periodic external Investor Report, with support from the Financial Accountant, Finance Actuarial team and external design agency.

Reporting of internal quarterly financial management information packages, together with required commentary and explanations.

Production of Solvency II reporting

Provide advice and proposed solutions to the business on technical accounting issues.

Understand and work within Pension Corporation's Guidelines on treating customers fairly.

Documentation and ownership of the required share-based payment models in respect of the various share based payment plans in existence

Year End Statutory Accounts - preparation of the financial statements and supporting materials, including pro-forma financial statements showing all required disclosures prior to the year end, and management of the day to day timetable of requirements.

Liaise with actuaries to ensure correct information received in accordance with the agreed timetable for inclusion in quarterly management information, and annual financial statements as required.

Preparation and ownership of audit committee papers and board papers.
Develop strong relationship with external auditors on yearend audit.
Oversee preparation of financial statements and work papers by relevant members of the Finance team.

Prepare draft quarterly Management Accounts from financial accounting information provided by the Life and Pensions and Management Accountant.

Prepare draft Investor Reports from financial accounting information and co-ordinate completion of investment reports for including in the document.

Working with the Senior Financial Accountant, the Financial Accountant and Financial Controller, developing and maintaining accounting policies for IFRS adoption and work with external auditors to produce financial statements on an IFRS basis.

In conjunction with the Senior Financial Accountant and the Financial Controller, ensure all matters raised by internal and external auditors are properly addressed by the Finance team.

Support for the regulatory reporting requirements of the Company and the Group.

Applications for this varied and challenging role are invited from Qualified Accountant's who has industry experience of statutory & regulatory reporting in a pensions and/or life insurance business OR has gained this within a Top 4 accountancy firm. You will also need to have strong technical understanding of life & pensions accounting under IFRS, be IT literate (ideally on Oracle and/or Cognos) and be a strong relationship builder who can provide direction and motivation.


If you would like to make an application/consider this role further then please do forward your details as soon as possible for further information and consultation

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