Technical Accounting Manager

Our client, a FTSE 100 Financial Services business, is looking for a Technical Accounting Manager.  They are offering a flexible schedule, including a home/office split with up to 3 days working from home, school hours, early or late start and finishes or 3 or 4 days per week.  In addition, they offer a salary of up to £50k and a market leading benefits package.  They are looking for a qualified accountant with a love of all things technical, IFRS and a background in insurance or audit/advisory.  Sound like you?  We would love to hear from you.
 

The Team

The business has a new global operating model for Finance, based on shared services supporting the markets and a leaner corporate centre consisting of four pillars.

The four pillars of this global operating model are:

  • Finance Markets (FM): a commercial team who will be a co-pilot to the market CEOs and business leadership teams.

  • Finance Operations (FO): a highly effective and agile team managing resources and providing excellent services to the rest of the function.

  • Finance Technical (FT): a team of Finance experts who will leverage the global technical expertise in areas like investments, tax, hedging, re-insurance and accounting and actuarial advisory to provide “solutions” which are consistent across Finance.

  • Finance Corporate (FC): an insight-oriented team who own headquarter functions such as Investor Relations, Capital Allocation, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

The Technical Advisory and Policy team, where this role sits, is part of FT and owns and advises on group accounting policy and its application globally. The team also advises on regulatory reporting policy.

In particular the team:

  • Provides accounting advisory support on a wide range of queries, transactions and projects, partnering the Markets and Centre in making financial decisions.

  • Supports high quality external and internal reporting delivery.

  • Supports the interpretation and implementation of new accounting developments and inputs into Aviva’s lobbying position.

  • Owns Group reporting manuals in respect of IFRS and Solvency II.

  • Provides relevant training.

 

Key Role Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the role will be to support the General Insurance and Non-Life Technical Accounting Lead to deliver best in class technical accounting advisory support to the General Insurance Markets and to the non-Life Businesses. As a manager in the team key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting advisory support on a range of queries, transactions and projects.

  • Review and quality assurance of external and internal reporting deliveries.

  • Engagement and issue resolution with external audit on technical accounting matters.

  • Interpretation and implementation of new accounting developments.

  • Contributing to updates to Group accounting manuals.

  • Provide training to wider finance on areas of expertise.

 

About you

We are looking for a qualified accountant with good knowledge of IFRS and/or the regulatory reporting environment within which the UK insurance market operates. 

Qualifications:

  • Degree level or equivalent

  • Qualified Accountant with relevant experience at a large insurer or with an audit/advisory background.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of IFRS and/or the regulatory reporting environment within which the UK Insurance market operates.

  • Broad but strong technical accounting analysis skills with some experience of researching, understanding, interpreting and applying accounting standards.

Experience:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Can articulate complex analysis. Excellent written and oral skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management – can work with colleagues across disciplines.

  • Exercises sound and balanced judgement in complex situations.

  • Proven ability to manage a portfolio of work.

  • Can flex priorities in line with changing business needs.

  • Attention to detail and controls focus, strives to keep the business safe from financial misstatement.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary up to £50k, dependant on experience

  • Flexible working patterns available - for example, home/office split with up to 3 days working from home, early/late start or finish times; school hours;

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.



 

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Perks

Competitive salary up to £50k, dependant on experience, plus 10% bonus
Flexible working patterns available
Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.