Investment Accounts Assistant

Recruiter
Allianz Insurance
Location
Guildford
Salary
28000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
01 Sep 2017
Expires
29 Sep 2017
Sector
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced accounts assistant to join the Investment Accounts department. You will ideally be from an insurance and/or investment background and be a forward thinking self-starter and able to work to tight deadlines.

Your key responsibilities will include:
- Produce the daily cash flow forecast and action all payment instructions in the Bank of New York (BNYM) system before the 10.00am deadline.
- Post and reconcile the daily cashbook for all investment transactions documenting thoroughly the payment details for all investment incomes, pay-downs, maturities and settlements. Ensure these are correctly recorded for each account and by portfolio.
- Reconcile daily the investment system (SAPIMA) bank clearing accounts so that all monies settled by (BNYM) are reconciled to SAPIMA. Where differences occur, document and action in SAPIMA.
- Complete all month end reconciliations for bank and cash-pool accounts and post to SAPIMA.
- Run in our accounting system (SAP) the monthly depreciation for Investment and Own Use Properties.
- Complete the quarterly IPT & VAT analysis to taxation for Investments.
- Report each month all pension investment assets held by Allianz UK to Munich via our asset data delivery system (IDS).
- Maintain complete, thorough and accurate accounting records.
- Supporting all year-end and audit requests.
- Assist with all month and quarter end close processes, solvency II quarterly reporting templates (QRT's) and any ad-hoc requests.
- Where necessary, support the Investment Accountant with the project being undertaken during 2017/2018 (IFRS9).

Skills & Experience
- Competent with Outlook & Excel, in particular the use of formulas.
- Working knowledge of SAP preferable, but not essential.
- Be able to communicate at all levels.
- Be forward thinking, hold good time management skills and be able to work under pressure.
- Have willingness to question and challenge the status quo & be effective at problem solving.
- Part Qualified Accountant or qualified by experience.

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