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Senior Financial Controls Accountant

Location : Cardiff
Type : Permanent
Salary : to £45k

Role Profile:

Based in the Finance team reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Financial Controls Accountant will be a senior member of the UK finance team, which provides management information and support to the business.

Main Duties:

  • Leading the review of the existing accounting processes and control environment and implementing improvements when necessary
  • Leading the implementation of financial processes for new products and initiatives, working with the business to understand the changes, and ensuring robust financial processes are in place
  • Taking a leading role in design and implementation of a new accounting system
  • Taking a leading role to ensure that data used within finance is accurate, working with data teams to develop and test new data
  • Be the day to day contact for financial data and controls for the internal and external auditors
  • Acting as finance SME for large scale system changes, working with IT and other business areas to assess the financial risks and controls, ensuring new systems are tested and robustly implemented 
  • Supporting the Management Accounts team to make improvements to the regular internal reporting packs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
  • Good knowledge of financial controls and exposure to data quality assurance processes
  • Strong academic background with strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with senior management
  • Ideally trained in an external audit firm or with internal audit experience
  • Experience of working in insurance or financial services is preferable
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Position of : Senior Financial Controls Accountant, Cardiff

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