Financial Reporting Manager

Job Description

Duties Include:

Manage the production of group reporting requirements

Manage the production of Branch regulatory returns including Branch financial statements

Manage the production of Board reporting and other internal reporting requirements as necessary

Input into the preparation of business plans for group companies

Prime point of contact for external auditors

Drive improvements in financial reporting needed to meet the changing demands of regulators and auditors

Maintenance of robust control environment in accordance with the SOX framework

Provide technical input into business projects, as required.

Skills and experience:

Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), with 1 to 5 years PQE

Technically up to date with accounting standards, in particular IFRS, with the ability to investigate technical accounting issues and present findings in a logical, structured way, making sound recommendations

Experience gained from working for or auditing of Life insurance companies would be particularly beneficial

Experience of an industry standard accounting software (eg SAP)

Highly organised and detail orientated

Strong management skills, with proven ability to develop and inspire others to perform at their best

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a natural ability to work effectively with Finance colleagues, those from other departments and external parties

Positive approach to work and meticulous attention to detail

Ability to prioritise tasks and deliver results within agreed deadlines, and work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining a high emphasis on quality

Ability to make decisions within defined limits

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Self-motivation and enthusiasm