Interim Group Accountant

Michael Page Insurance
09 Aug 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type

A global Insurance Firm with an excellent reputation whose name will be a great addition to any CV.


The Interim Group Accountant will have the following responsibilities:

1: Prepare Statutory Accounts and maintain supporting records for a number of UK based subsidiaries.

2: Manage and co-ordinate the date capture, preparation, review and deliver of the regulatory and industry returns of the group in accordance with prescribed dates, particularly the periodic returns made to the FCA, ABI and ONS.

3 Reconcile statutory accounts to the SAP ledger and the UK GAAP files and ensure all relevant adjustments are recorded in the ledger.

4 Prepare Solvency II reporting templates for the PRA and group.

5. Work cross functionally to build, test and implement automated solutions for preparation of the Statutory and regulatory returns from Unified Oracle and TIA.

6. Drive training of the branch accountants and country controllers within UK GAAP reporting requirements and deliverables.

7. Driving the data clean-up process (if required) across branches and implementing the controls.

8. Stay current and updated with statutory rules and regulations and determine the impact changes to the regulations have on the business

9. Maintain established policies and procedures for statutory accounting and reporting process.

10. Support the manager with the Analytics for the company, using business knowledge and trends


The successful candidate will need the following skills and experience:


A qualified accountant.

1. Ability to demonstrate sound judgement when reviewing and compiling data, reports etc.

2. Apply discretion and maintain confidentiality. Discern when issues should be escalated to senior levels.

3. Ability to self-manage and organise own deliverables to meet agreed deadlines.

4. Be able to effectively liaise and co-ordinate across other departments and European branches to achieve reporting objectives.

5. Communicate effectively with employees at all levels including senior management and executives across the Group. Communicate with external parties including auditors, suppliers and regulatory bodies such as PRA, ABI. 6. Be able to positively influence colleagues across the Group and provide clear instruction where required.

7.Be open to change and drive overall process improvements to manage the business and systems


  • Experience of SAP ledger and its associated reporting tools.

  • Two years plus experience in Insurance accounting.

  • Ability to understand and apply the accounting requirements applicable to the role; including the ability to absorb, understand and apply complex, new or existing legal, regulatory and accounting principles appropriately.

  • Identify and assess areas of risk or control weakness and take appropriate action to mitigate. Cultivate an internal control ethos with colleagues and customers.

  • Be self-motivated and resourceful in problem solving. Maintain strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Be an effective team member, capable of contributing ideas and accepting constructive feedback. Be willing to support and cover for other team members when necessary and able to put team objectives over personal ones.

  • Have a detailed understanding of systems and business processes applicable to the Group Reporting team and of systems external to the department where there is an inter-dependency,

  • A sound knowledge of Insurance market environment.

Job Offer

Salary of GBP55k per annum