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Group Accountant

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Finance
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
18/02/2020

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Key Aspects of the Role:

This is a role within the Group financial reporting team supporting all aspects of the Group finance function, including IFRS statutory accounting and reporting and consolidation of group results, with a focus on financial processes and controls.   This is a great opportunity to develop the accounting and reporting processes and controls across the Group, and gain valuable experience in a wide number of financial reporting areas.

The role requires a motivated and hardworking candidate with a focus on documentation, data quality and control, and strong analytical, communication and organisational skills. Candidates will be qualified in a recognised accounting qualification within the previous two years, ideally with experience of financial reporting processes and controls for Financial Services Groups.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop the financial control environment through regular reviews of the financial controls in operation in businesses across the Group and at consolidation level.
  • Develop and enhance reporting processes and documentation across the Group, to ensure consistent application of Group accounting policies.
  • Perform and enhance data quality assessment and documentation exercises across all areas of financial reporting.
  • Perform regular analytical reviews of information submitted by businesses across the Group to identify and understand trends in performance and enable the production of quality MI reporting for internal Boards and Committees, as well as external parties.
  • Involvement in the group consolidation process, including process enhancements for the current reporting processes.
  • Develop strong relationships with the Group external audit team, including preparing and managing certain deliverables to ensure smooth transfer of information between the audit team and all business areas.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with colleagues in Finance and other areas such as other Finance departments across the Group, Actuarial and Risk.
  • Provide additional general support and complete ad-hoc tasks as required by Group and UK Finance teams.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Newly qualified in a recognised accounting qualification
  • Good knowledge of financial controls and exposure to data quality assurance processes
  • Ideally experience of working within the Financial Services (insurance) industry
  • Self motivated, proactive with a can do attitude towards work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Strong task management skills including an ability to prioritise tasks and regularly manage multiple deliverables  
  • Strong  Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills

About Admiral

We're Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. We have forward-thinking approaches and provide endless opportunities to test, learn and grow. There's a reason we've been named a Best Place to Work: our progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion have created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and change things, and above all, feel valued.

Admiral has grown from being a small start-up into a multi-national organisation. The company is constantly investigating new products, services and markets and is now present in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio.

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

Salary, Benefits and Work-Life Balance

We do not have a set salary for this position, as it will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience. We are happy to see CVs from all candidates who meet the requirements, and will be happy to discuss the remuneration package.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We have great benefits to ensure employees have a great work-life balance; it's one of the reasons we're voted no. 1 in the 2019 Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For in the UK. We want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this, so accomodate flexible hours wherever possible.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here; https://admiraljobs.co.uk/employee-benefits/.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Emily Matthews. If you have any queries about this position, please feel free to drop her an e-mail emily.matthews2@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the recruitment line – 0800 118 1619.

Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

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