Financial Accountant

Isle of Man
Our client seeks a Financial Accountant to join their Finance Department.    
Role Profile:    
Reporting to one of the Financial Reporting Managers, this role will be responsible for taking a lead role in ensuring that source data used by the International Financial Reporting team is delivered on time, of a high quality and able to stand up to external scrutiny.  The production of accurate and timely information is essential in order for management to manage the business, group and regulatory financial reporting obligations.    
This role will work with the finance and senior management team to pro-actively keep pace with accounting and regulatory development within the company to help ensure the robustness of reported results supporting analysis.  This will include where necessary supporting the production of the business' stand-alone results.    
Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the monthly close process within agreed timelines, ensuring quality and integrity of financials;
  • Project work to enhance business financial reporting to a more granular level to product working alongside other members of the Finance team;
  • Interrogating general ledger to a detailed level, and working alongside the actuaries to explain the results.
  • Project work to enhance reporting of branch financial results.  Prepare internal management reports, providing insights on financial performance
  • Support further ad-hoc projects / tasks
Key Skills and Qualifications:
  • Have an accounting qualification (ACA / ACCA) or be nearly qualified / qualified by experience. Big 4 experience is a plus
  • Experience with financial reporting and management accounting, including making improvements to design and function of reports
  • Technical knowledge of and understanding of insurance company accounting (IFRS and Regulatory reporting) would be advantageous
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience of using SUN and Vision or a similar accounting package
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Good problem-solving skills - ability to understand and unravel complex issues;
  • Good team working skills
  • Desirable - Previous experience working within a similar role in Financial Services
  • Desirable - Good practical experience of Financial Close and Reporting
  • Desirable - Project Management experience a plus
Your specialist: Sally Fenton
Quote job ref: 12931

Hi, I'm Sally and this is one of the job roles I am looking after for this super business. If this job is of interest for you, please submit your CV and we will come back to you to arrange the next staging.