Financial Reporting Accountant

  • £36,400 - £45,000 + 10% Bonus + Excellent Benefits
  • Birmingham, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Phoenix Group
  • 23 nov. 17 2017-11-23

Based Wythall, South Birmingham B47 6WG

Are you looking for a new role where the numbers, and the rewards, really add up?

We can provide you with the opportunity to make the most of your already impressive accounting skills and build your knowledge in a unique setting, with the UK's largest closed life fund consolidator.

With around 6.1 million policyholders and assets under management of over £75 billion, our unique business model – utilising a network of outsourced service providers – means we can focus on our core objective of being a 'best in class' financial and risk management enterprise, and the industry leader in the secure and profitable management of closed life funds.

The Role:

As a Financial Reporting Accountant, you’ll provide key support to our “Business As Usual” processes across the financial reporting calendar, build your knowledge of a range of our funds, and quickly gain exposure to stakeholders, right up to a senior level.  From production of quarterly regulatory and semi-annual statutory submissions, to analysing data from our fund accounting and actuarial teams, to dealing with queries from stakeholders around the business, you’ll play a key role in ensuring we meet our financial reporting obligations as a highly-regarded FTSE 250 organisation.

We’re passionate about sharing best practice across our teams, so there’ll be plenty of encouragement for you to keep up-to-date with industry developments or new reporting standards affecting our business.  You’ll also play a key role in assisting with the testing, implementation and integration of any resulting changes to our systems or processes, in order to improve the way we work and to minimise any risks to which we’re exposed.

What we’re looking for:

You will likely be a qualified accountant (or in the final stages of studying for a formal accountancy qualification), and you’ll ideally have previous experience of working within a Financial Services environment, together with a good working knowledge of reporting standards such as IFRS (with previous exposure to regulatory reporting under the Solvency II regime being particularly advantageous, but not essential).

You’ll be comfortable with taking ownership of a wide range of tasks, whilst using your initiative to suggest and implement process improvements where appropriate. We’ll also encourage (and expect) you to use a critical eye to look more deeply into financial information, to understand the full picture of what our numbers really mean at a commercial and strategic level.

You should also be able to demonstrate:
• knowledge of the practical issues involved in the production of financial reports;
• strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders;
• adaptability and approachability in a close team environment; and
• an ability to be self-motivated and organised.

If you’re keen to develop the next stage of your accounting career with one of Britain’s Top Employers and have a passion for challenging and varied work, we’d love to hear from you!

About us:

We value our employees highly and have been certified as one of Britain's Top Employers for the last 6 consecutive years.  We put people first in everything we do and are always looking for new professionals to join our talented team.  Our funds are closed, enabling us to focus on areas that other businesses can't.  This means that, among the many benefits of working at Phoenix (such as free lunches at our on-site restaurant, a nature trail walk, putting green, free car parking, subsidised onsite sport facilities including gym, football & cricket pitches, tennis courts, excellent rewards schemes… we could go on!), our staff can enjoy exposure to a diverse workload not found elsewhere.  We're proud of what we do, and we offer excellent training opportunities, career development and company culture.

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Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 23rd November 2017