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8 days ago
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Basic Salary: Competitive
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Financial Sales Jobs
Location: Wimbledon

Salary: Competitive

Closes on: Friday 21 December 2018

We are looking for an Assistant Financial Accountant to join our UK Financial Accounting team in Wimbledon.

Responsibilities

* Assist with the production of timely, accurate financial information and analysis for the UK operating segment and subsidiary legal entities

* Supporting the reporting of monthly results to Group finance, clearly documenting and articulating drivers for variances to budget, key accounting judgements, and opportunities and risks to the budget for the financial year

* Support the Group budgeting and forecasting cycles

* Building strong relationships with external audit team to complete Group and local audits to tight deadlines

* Ensuring the UK segment is compliant with all Group policies and relevant technical accounting pronouncements and standards

* Ensuring appropriate financial controls and processes are in place to ensure accurate and timely production of financial information

* Preparation and submission of Solvency II reporting

* Preparation and submission of Premium Tax (IPT) returns

The Ideal Candidate

* Part or newly qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)

* Advanced Excel skills

* Exposure to strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices

* Able to make sound day to day accounting decisions and solve accounting issues and problems

* Working knowledge of indirect taxes: VAT and IPT

* Exposure to strong technical accounting expertise including IFRS and UK GAAP

* Exposure to strong and robust processes and effective controls

* Engaging and capable of delivering clear objectives

* Able to work and communicate effectively at all levels of the business including Group Financial Controller and external advisors

* Clear written and oral communication skills

* Confident, a self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment

* Able to demonstrate good attention to detail and judgment, showing logical decision making

* Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

* Experience of Cognos (budgeting and forecasting) or SMA (general ledger) (beneficial)

* Experience of Insurance accounting and working in regulated environment, including Solvency II (beneficial)

* Exposure to tax accounting including indirect taxes (VAT / IPT) (beneficial)

Benefits

* Great company culture with fresh fruit deliveries and free tea & coffee

* Competitive salary and discretionary bonus

* Contributory Pension Scheme matched up to 5%

* 25 days annual leave

* Life Assurance (4 x salary)

* Cycle To Work Scheme (bike & cycling equipment worth up to £1,000)

* Corporate Discount (up to 50% discount on the costs of D&G Protection Plans)

* Access to ‘D&G Discounts Benefits Website’ with exclusive shopping discounts, cashback and travel services for all UK employees

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