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    • city of london, london
    • contract
    • £50,000 - £65,000 per year
    • randstad financial services
    1. Purpose Work as part of the wider Syndicate Finance Operations team to support the delivery of monthly/quarterly/annual financial close in a controlled and timely manner, maintaining data integrity and structure. This involves timely posting to the general ledger, performing Balance Sheet reconciliations, preparing management information on a regular and ad hoc basis, preparing information for Audit Committee reporting, contributing information required as part of reporting to Lloyd's of London, engaging and supporting specific finance projects and liaising with auditors. 2. Dimensions The role supports the Syndicate Finance ManagerThis role requires effective communication with other internal stakeholders, including actuarial, treasury, underwriters, FP&A, other finance teams, Company Secretarial. 3. Key Result Areas. Accounting: Supporting accounting and the close of the Syndicate and ACM general ledgers so that they are accurate and closed for month/quarter/year end in a controlled and timely manner and in accordance with Syndicate Reporting and Group Finance Operations deadlines. This will involve the timely preparation and posting of journals to the general ledger and timely reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts from source data to the general ledger.Internal financial reporting: assist in the production of month/quarter/year end reporting packs for group reporting, reporting to ultimate parent and reporting to the Audit Committee; working with the FP&A team to produce commentary for results.Quality assurance: self-review of own work, quality oversight of output of peers as necessary; execute and evidence controls over financial reporting process, maintain process notes, production of audit files with appropriate evidence for each general ledger account to facilitate manager reviewStakeholder management: ongoing management of stakeholders is important in the timely delivery of financial reporting.Technical knowledge: remain up to date with IFRS and UK GAAP accounting standards and financial reporting requirements.Ongoing development of the team: contributing to the development and improvement of the tools used by the Syndicate Finance Operations team including processing transactions and as part of the financial reporting process; supporting the Syndicate Finance Manager in raising other colleagues' awareness of the work carried out by the Syndicate Finance Operations team.Auditors: provision of data to auditors for interim and year end audits and answering queries raised by themOther: provide assistance to the Syndicate Finance Manager on ad hoc projects as required, at all times ensuring that the output is of a high quality.4. The Operating Environment and Context of the Job These entities are also regulated by Lloyd's of London hence they report their results in accordance with UK GAAP. 5. Cultural Behaviours: The behaviours/competencies that the job holder must exhibit for desired cultural fit. Drive - Being resilient, delivering results, demonstrating confidence and courage, sharing success, raising standards, taking personal accountabilityJudgement - Strategic thinking, integrity, problem solving, decision making, agile and innovative thinking, attention to detailLeadership - Empowering others, engaging and inspiring each other, building capability, being visible, enabling changeCommercial Acumen - Creating value for clients, understanding the external environment, international breadth, negotiating, managing risk, disciplined executionPartnership - Building relationships, leveraging collective efforts and collaboration, creating an inclusive environment, influencing, communicating effectively, team playerClient Service - Being accessible and proactive, time management skills, building trusted relationships, developing client insight, ensuring fair outcomes6. Job Specific Competencies: 1. Qualified accountant with up to date IFRS and UK GAAP capabilities 2. Understanding of or experience in insurance industry (Lloyd's experience preferred) 3. Intermediate Excel skills (Pivots, Look ups, SUMIFS etc) 4. Experience in maintaining a general ledger - in particular preparation and understanding of general insurance technical journals 5. Strong numeric and problem solving skills 6. Account reconciliation experience - in particular the understanding articulation of underlying source to ledger variances 7. Understanding of FX in a multicurrency business 8. Can work independently 7. Key Interfaces:UK CFOSyndicate Finance ManagerSyndicate Finance Operations teamGroup Finance Operations teamFP&A teamActuarial teamTax teamUnderwriting, claims and reinsurance teamsTreasury and investments teamExternal auditorsRandstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003
    1. Purpose Work as part of the wider Syndicate Finance Operations team to support the delivery of monthly/quarterly/annual financial close in a controlled and timely manner, maintaining data integrity and structure. This involves timely posting to the general ledger, performing Balance Sheet reconciliations, preparing management information on a regular and ad hoc basis, preparing information for Audit Committee reporting, contributing information required as part of reporting to Lloyd's of London, engaging and supporting specific finance projects and liaising with auditors. 2. Dimensions The role supports the Syndicate Finance ManagerThis role requires effective communication with other internal stakeholders, including actuarial, treasury, underwriters, FP&A, other finance teams, Company Secretarial. 3. Key Result Areas. Accounting: Supporting accounting and the close of the Syndicate and ACM general ledgers so that they are accurate and closed for month/quarter/year end in a controlled and timely manner and in accordance with Syndicate Reporting and Group Finance Operations deadlines. This will involve the timely preparation and posting of journals to the general ledger and timely reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts from source data to the general ledger.Internal financial reporting: assist in the production of month/quarter/year end reporting packs for group reporting, reporting to ultimate parent and reporting to the Audit Committee; working with the FP&A team to produce commentary for results.Quality assurance: self-review of own work, quality oversight of output of peers as necessary; execute and evidence controls over financial reporting process, maintain process notes, production of audit files with appropriate evidence for each general ledger account to facilitate manager reviewStakeholder management: ongoing management of stakeholders is important in the timely delivery of financial reporting.Technical knowledge: remain up to date with IFRS and UK GAAP accounting standards and financial reporting requirements.Ongoing development of the team: contributing to the development and improvement of the tools used by the Syndicate Finance Operations team including processing transactions and as part of the financial reporting process; supporting the Syndicate Finance Manager in raising other colleagues' awareness of the work carried out by the Syndicate Finance Operations team.Auditors: provision of data to auditors for interim and year end audits and answering queries raised by themOther: provide assistance to the Syndicate Finance Manager on ad hoc projects as required, at all times ensuring that the output is of a high quality.4. The Operating Environment and Context of the Job These entities are also regulated by Lloyd's of London hence they report their results in accordance with UK GAAP. 5. Cultural Behaviours: The behaviours/competencies that the job holder must exhibit for desired cultural fit. Drive - Being resilient, delivering results, demonstrating confidence and courage, sharing success, raising standards, taking personal accountabilityJudgement - Strategic thinking, integrity, problem solving, decision making, agile and innovative thinking, attention to detailLeadership - Empowering others, engaging and inspiring each other, building capability, being visible, enabling changeCommercial Acumen - Creating value for clients, understanding the external environment, international breadth, negotiating, managing risk, disciplined executionPartnership - Building relationships, leveraging collective efforts and collaboration, creating an inclusive environment, influencing, communicating effectively, team playerClient Service - Being accessible and proactive, time management skills, building trusted relationships, developing client insight, ensuring fair outcomes6. Job Specific Competencies: 1. Qualified accountant with up to date IFRS and UK GAAP capabilities 2. Understanding of or experience in insurance industry (Lloyd's experience preferred) 3. Intermediate Excel skills (Pivots, Look ups, SUMIFS etc) 4. Experience in maintaining a general ledger - in particular preparation and understanding of general insurance technical journals 5. Strong numeric and problem solving skills 6. Account reconciliation experience - in particular the understanding articulation of underlying source to ledger variances 7. Understanding of FX in a multicurrency business 8. Can work independently 7. Key Interfaces:UK CFOSyndicate Finance ManagerSyndicate Finance Operations teamGroup Finance Operations teamFP&A teamActuarial teamTax teamUnderwriting, claims and reinsurance teamsTreasury and investments teamExternal auditorsRandstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003

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