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Accountant (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

21/05/2024

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Accountant

Based in the EUI UK (insurance intermediary) Finance team in Cardiff and reporting to a Senior Accountant/Finance Manager, the Financial Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring our month end processes are completed accurately and timely as well as providing management information and support to Admiral’s UK insurance businesses. This is a 12-month fixed term contract to backfill an internal secondment.

Role Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with senior managers across the entire business, in order to be able to provide financial, numerical and procedural assistance to a variety of departments
  • Timely completion of Month End activities and thorough understanding of key accounting double entries
  • Supporting the production of insurance bordereaux issued to the Group’s insurance companies and co-insurers
  • Overseeing overseas branches’ month end reporting and producing accounting entries to consolidate into the UK result
  • Liaising with international intercompany entities and producing recharges reconciliation statements
  • Owning and managing key balance sheet reconciliations and ensure accurate and timely reconciliation monthly, as well as investigating any differences with relevant stakeholders
  • Developing existing control and accounting processes and driving improvements with a view to reduce the time it takes to complete month end activities
  • Supporting with the identification of accounting processes, controls and MI improvements for new products as appropriate
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and disclosures
  • Supporting the internal and external audit process
  • Providing general support and completing ad-hoc tasks as required by heads of departments across the business in addition to Finance managers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with 1+ years post qualification experience in Financial Accounting or Management Accounting
  • Experience of accounting / month end processes and a good understanding of internal financial controls
  • Desire to probe further into data, pro-active in all aspects of the role
  • Deadline-orientated and an ability to stick to time constraints
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong academic background with strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and large data sets manipulation skills
  • Microsoft Dynamics experience desirable
  • Insurance, IFRS 17, Intercompany, Payroll and Share schemes accounting understanding desirable

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 consistently voted one of the 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 accommodate flexible hours wherever possible.

All colleagues will receive 33 days holiday (including banks holidays) when they join us, and this will increase with length of service, up to a maximum of 38 days (including banks holidays). You also have the option to buy or sell up to five days of annual leave in addition to your allocation.

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