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Financial Reporting Accountant - Financial Services - Fixed Term Contract

Posted 6 March by Orka Financial Easy Apply Ended

Orka Financial is currently working with a Financial Services business, based in Basingstoke, to find a Financial Reporting Accountant for a 6 to 12 month contract.

Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, the Financial Reporting Accountant will primarily tasked with:

  • To execute procedures, controls and analyses required for, and supplementary to, reporting to internal and external bodies, and to provide general flexible support to the Financial Reporting team
  • To provide support to the maintenance and development of the financial reporting system, "HFM"
  • To provide support to accounting aspects of the IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 implementation project


Main responsibilities are as follows:

Reporting

  • Execution of monthly, quarterly and annual processes and analyses required for Business Group, UK and Solvency reporting in accordance with timetables and to the required standard of care.
  • Execution of monthly, quarterly and annual processes and analyses required for management information reporting, both financial and non-financial, including input to the "Scoreboard" MI tool. Preparation of KPIs and other management information as required by parent, in accordance with timetables and to the required standard of care.
  • Execution of annual processes and analyses required for financial statements production for the insurance entity and smaller entities in accordance with timetables and to the required standard of care.
  • Execution of annual processes and analyses required for Solvency II reporting in accordance with timetables and to the required standard of care
  • To provide support and input to the continual enhancement of reporting processes - continually challenge and improve processes across the area, to continue to enhance deliverables whilst achieving all deadlines.
  • To provide information in an accurate and controlled manner to facilitate responses to external and internal audit queries.
  • Participation in Finance Legislative Change Group activities.
  • To provide effective and controlled administration of the MI "Scoreboard" tool and support the wider business in its use.
  • To act as an administrator for the financial reporting system "HFM", to include maintenance and development of the system. Provide support to the wider finance community in the effective application of the tool.

Financial control and administration

  • Ensure controls surrounding all aspects of own work are efficient / effective and comply with Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with spreadsheet controls and Model Risk Policy.
  • Ensure all processes within own area of work are adequately documented and reviewed at least annually or when significant changes occur.
  • To support the continuous review of processes and procedures with a view to improving the quality and timeliness of reporting.

Other

  • To provide support to the IFRS 17 / IFRS 9 implementation project team as directed. This may include the preparation of analyses, changes to reporting systems and the development of new reporting templates
  • Responsible for keeping up to date with any relevant legislation/regulatory requirements applicable to the role and business area.
  • Responsible for having an understanding of and working within company policies.
  • To act as a team player and to provide support to other members within the Finance and wider UK team, as required

Required experience

The following experience is essential to this role:

  • Financial Services industry
  • IFRS
  • Hyperion Financial Management (HFM)

This role is paying £40,000 to £50,000 p.a. on a fixed term contract.

Required skills

  • Financial Services
  • IFRS
  • Reporting
  • Hyperion HFM

Reference: 34620785

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