An experienced Financial Controller required to join an international Life Assurance company on an initial 12 month basis with the potential to progress into a permanent role. The role holder will have previous experience of managing a financial reporting team and / or financial reporting improvement project.
Ownership of group & statutory financial reporting, including all regulator reports as required.
Prime point of contact for external audit.
Ensuring the integrity of group & statutory financial reporting, ensuring that no entity breaches any statutory, group or regulatory limit.
Ensuring a fully reviewed and robust audit trail for all companies is prepared for year end, half year end audits, and quarterly closes for all companies.
Oversight of all balance sheet reconciliations whether prepared by Financial Operations, own team or Operations teams.
Timetable control, co-ordination of finance teams linking in International Actuarial and group teams as required.
Preparation of Board, International Audit Committee papers as required.
Build and maintain a close effective working relationship with Group Finance and other stakeholders
Drive the improvement in financial reporting needed to meet acceleration of group reporting & enhanced disclosure requirements as they develop.
Provision of a high quality technical support and training/coaching within the Finance Team.
Ensures a robust control environment is in place and operating effectively through compliance with the DST framework & evidence of compliance with all relevant policies.
Skills & Experience:
Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA).
Highly Proficient in the use of MS particularly Excel and experience of accounting packages.
5 Years' experience in Financial / Regulatory Reporting.
Life Assurance experience is desirable.
Previous experience of managing a similar financial reporting team and / or financial reporting improvement project.
Hours and Benefits:
Core working hours, parking on site and highly competitive rates of pay.