Financial & Solvency Accountant

4 days left

35000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + great benefits
26 Aug 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion, Sewell Wallis are working with an award winning organisation who have an amazing reputation in their industry. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified or QBE Accountant to join a successful team where you will be responsible for the Finance Operations team and will be expected to ensure that all statutory reporting and financial regulatory reporting requirements are delivered.

The Financial & Solvency is a diverse role covering Solvency, financial accounting and financial modelling, which is at the heart of developing the business strategy.

Key responsibilities;

- Management of the Finance Operations team of 5
- Ensure the integrity of financial records by maintaining a strong control environment
- Ensure the timely delivery of the group's month end trial balance
- Preparation of year end single entity and group consolidated statutory accounts
- Primary point of contact for external auditors and also the preparation of year end schedules and liaison with auditors
- Keeping up to date with current financial reporting and maintaining appropriate financial practices and procedures
- Capital planning, capital management and the Own Risk Solvency Assessment(ORSA):
- Ensure that all Solvency II reporting is completed in a timely manner
- Preparation and submission of Group VAT & PAYE Settlement Agreement tax returns.
- Primary point of contact for HMRC and external tax advisors
- Provide papers for Committees/Board when required, including Risk Committee, Audit Committee and Investment Committee

Knowledge, skills and experience required

The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working in the Financial Services sector and experience of developing, managing, using and maintaining complex financial models. Experience of managing a team, supporting and developing colleagues to fulfill group objectives and establishing and maintaining a strong control environment.

The candidate should have experience of producing statutory accounts and working with external auditors.

Experience of working in the insurance industry and of Solvency II would be an advantage.

In addition you will have:
- A recognised professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or equivalent
- Up to date knowledge of FRS102 and other reporting standards
- Excellent spreadsheet skills including the use of advanced functions and an understanding of spreadsheet modelling techniques

It is expected the appointed candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex and technical analyses to non-technical audiences.

This is a fantastic opportunity with an excellent benefits package, if you feel that you have the necessary skills to carry out this role, please apply now

Sewell Wallis acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. As part of our recruitment process, we will retain your CV for a period of one year to enable us to consider you for future roles. After this period your CV will be deleted

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