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Senior Accountant

Cardiff

  1. Full time

Closing date

21/06/2024

About the job

The Senior Accountant will be a key member of the accounting and reporting team within EUI Finance in Cardiff and will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering timely and accurate month end reporting, regulatory reporting and the statutory accounts as well as managing and coaching other members of the accounting team.

We’re looking for someone with experience in prioritising multiple deliverables with a clear understanding of what it takes to deliver key regulatory and financial reporting and the processes and controls that support this.

Main Duties

  • Ownership of the month end accounts for the UK Intermediary business including liaison with other finance teams and Group Finance to work through any queries on consolidation
  • Supporting the Statutory accounts preparation
  • Supporting the preparation and review of various regulatory and tax returns
  • Review of work and journals prepared by accountants in the team
  • Developing existing control and accounting processes and drive improvements
  • Leading the development and implementation of accounting processes and controls for new products or projects from the finance change agenda as appropriate
  • Researching technical accounting issues and preparing accounting papers
  • Support the external audit process and internal audit activity and act as a day-to-day contact for the entity
  • The role will also involve line management responsibility, as well as day to day leading, developing and coaching a team of accountants/trainees
  • Providing general support and completing ad-hoc tasks as required by the Finance Manager and Financial Controller
  • Deputising for the Finance Manager as necessary

 

Key Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 2-3 years post qualification experience in a Financial Accounting role
  • Strong working knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • A focus on supporting and developing individuals to empower them to achieve required outcomes
  • Strong organisational skills – ability to prioritise and plan and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and teams
  • Strong analytical, data interpretation and problem-solving skills
  • Be comfortable with challenging and influencing a range of business stakeholders
  • A continuous improvement mind-set
  • Self-motivator, pro-active in all aspects of the role
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding or experience working in the finance team of an insurance intermediary business
  • Line management experience

Location

This role is a hybrid working role with a requirement to attend our Cardiff office once per week. We will give you everything you need to work comfortably from home.

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.

You can also view some of our other key benefits here.

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