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Accounts Assistant - 2:1 Graduate

Accounts Assistant - 2:1 Graduate

Are you looking for a future career in accounting and finance? A growing Insurance Underwriter in the City are looking for a bright, hardworking 2016/2017 graduate to join their Syndicate Finance team. This would be an excellent opportunity for an ambitious graduate to join a progressive company within the insurance industry.

Due to an internal promotion, this newly created role will allow for a wide range of exposure to different areas of the finance and accounting functions. Study support and full training will be provided.


Duties will include:

  • Monthly group bank reconciliations and underwriting reconciliations;
  • Carrying out daily insurance postings;
  • Assisting with preparation of financial statements, regulatory returns, and reports to the parent company;
  • Preparing weekly cash-flows; and
  • Ad hoc duties as and when required.

Suitable applicants will have already taken the necessary steps towards qualifying as an accountant. Evidence of this on the CV could include a list of ACCA/CIMA/ACA exemptions/papers taken as well as some experience working within an accounting role.

It is essential that applicants have:

  • A minimum of a 2:1 degree in Accounting and Finance (or related degree);
  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA exemptions, or a list of completed papers;
  • Strong A Levels (at least ABB);
  • Evidence on CV of taking the active steps to pursue a career in accounting;
  • An intermediate level of proficiency in Excel; and
  • Strong communication skills as the candidate will be working within a small team.

Experience within an accounting role would be highly beneficial. Ideally, applicants will have achieved this within an insurance/reinsurance company or other large, corporate business.

Required skills

  • Graduate

Reference: 34850072

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