Financial Accountant

Sector:Financial Services
Job type:Perm
Salary/Rate:£65,000 per annum
Town/City:Aylesbury
County:Buckinghamshire
Job ref:39272
Post Date:17. 01. 2024
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About the Role

Harper May is presently collaborating with a prominent financial services group. Our client is actively in search of a skilled and driven Financial Reporting Accountant to become a part of their amicable finance team. The perfect candidate should hold full qualifications and possess experience in the financial services sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute and collaborate with the Financial Reporting team with the delivery of the monthly, half yearly and annual financial and regulatory reporting for the group and its subsidiaries.
  • Reporting is done on the following basis UK GAAP, IFRS and Solvency II.
  • Assist in providing input and contribute to the new business development with specific focus on bulk purchase annuities.
  • Actively participate in the Finance Transformation projects, which will include the delivery of a new general ledger and associated processes.
  • Preparation and reconciliation of working papers and trial balance to support the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes.
  • All financial reporting processes should operate within a controlled environment.
  • Analyse results and query figures and provide insights on the data available.
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly MI and provision of commentary.
  • Liaison with third parties where required, including external auditors and fund custodians, to progress resolution of any queries.
  • Support of the on-going Finance projects (system; regulatory).
  • Ad hoc tasks as required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA; ACCA).
  • Good working knowledge of General Ledger and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong financial analyst skills able to solve complex problems that have broad impacts.
  • Knowledge of systems implementation.

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