Financial Accounting Manager - Insurance

Posted 8 March by Darwin Rhodes

Financial Accounting Manager - Insurance


Responsible for the timely delivery of accurate and appropriate recording, reporting and control of the general ledger.

You will ensure that entries and reconciliations are properly reviewed and accounted for in line with IFRS, the Group’s Accounting Policies and Manual, Financial Reporting and Control Framework


  • Review accounting entries raised and proposed by the offshore team. Ensure that entries are recorded accurately in the general ledger, in accordance with the Group’s Accounting Policies and Manual, and substantiated to appropriate evidence
  • Challenge the month-end financial accounting process. Identify opportunities for improvement (process and modelling) and review tasks to move them off, or earlier on, the critical path to continuously improve the timeliness of month end
  • Identify, own and manage risks appropriate to the role. Report appropriate issues and risks to senior management, while supporting offshore resources to understand and resolve issues
  • Participate in Group-wide and Finance projects and new products. Provide technical accounting and financial process expertise to project requirements’ specifications. Support user acceptance testing and implementation of new financial accounting outputs
  • Support the audit (Finance Risk team, internal and external audit) of the Group’s legal entities, control environment and financial records

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Ideally you will be a Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with post-qualified experience. Be able to look at financial accounting issues and processes from a new angle and deliver solutions
  • Strong knowledge of applying IAS 38 Intangible Assets, IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 36 Impairment of Assets
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet financial modelling is essential, and of Oracle Financials and Cognos TM1 reporting software would be advantageous

Required skills

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • IFRS
  • Insurance

Reference: 34284029

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