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Senior Management Accountant

Location : Cardiff
Salary : £45k - £50k + bens

Based in the UK Finance team in Cardiff and reporting to the Financial Controller, the Senior Management Accountant will be a key member of the UK management accounting team, which provides management information and support to the business.

Role Responsibilities will include:

  • Line management of a small team of Management Accountants
  • Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with senior managers across the entire business, in order to be able to provide financial, numerical and procedural assistance to a variety of departments
  • Ownership of the month end accounts for the UK Intermediary business including liaison with Group Finance to work through any queries on consolidation
  • Owning the production of insurance bordereaux issued to the Group’s companies, co-insurers and reinsurers
  • Developing existing control and accounting processes and drive improvements with a view to reducing the time it takes to complete month end activities
  • Support with the implementation of a new Financial Accounting software package
  • Leading the development and implementation of accounting processes, controls and MI for new products as appropriate
  • Preparing regulatory returns for the group’s intermediary companies
  • Pro-active monitoring of performance vs. budget / re-forecasts and summarising variances for senior management through meetings with heads of departments across the business
  • Support the external audit process and act as a day-to-day contact for the business
  • Providing general support and completing ad-hoc tasks as required by heads of departments across the business in addition to Finance managers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in a Management Accounting or Financial Accounting role
  • Strong academic background with strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Prior experience of managing people is essential
  • Experience of accounting processes and a comprehensive understanding of financial controls
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with senior management
  • Self-motivator, pro-active in all aspects of the role
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Prior experience in Insurance or Financial Services is desirable

Position of : Senior Management Accountant, Cardiff

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