Project Accountant

Job Description

This is an 18 month contract to provide technical accounting input on the implementation of IFRS17.

Reporting to the Project FAR Work Stream Lead and working alongside project team colleagues to deliver the IFRS17 project milestones ensuring compliance with IFRS17 for regulatory, statutory, branch and group reporting.

Duties include:
Business process mappings and re-engineering
Defining accounting rules
System configuration
User acceptance testing
Preparation of data for migration
Implementation support through dry run and parallel runs

Skills and experience:
Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), with 3 years PQE or equivalent experience
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) beneficial
Highly organised and detail orientated
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
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Self-motivation and enthusiasm