We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
We’re on an incredible journey of growth and there’s never been a better time to join us as we roll out our new and exciting finance systems, ensuring we have real time financial information at a click of a button and can continue to see a clear road ahead.
We have a fantastic opportunity for 2 x Assistant Group Accountants to join our friendly, fun, talented and high-performing Finance team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Salford Quays, Manchester or Guernsey.
Supporting the development and execution of the Group’s financial and regulatory accounting shared service function, you’ll be responsible for ensuring monthly accounting is prepared in line with policies and procedures ensuring financial information is representative of the business performance.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:
Proven experience in an accounting function, book-keeping, double entry or audit environment or preferable industry knowledge of the financial services/regulated industry in the UK
Active studier of accountant qualification ACCA / ACA or CIMA
Preferable industry knowledge of the financial services / regulated industry in the UK
Update balance sheet reconciliations, schedule and notes to ensure the monthly and annual account represent a true and fair view of the business performance
Support the preparation and maintenance of monthly accruals and prepayments
Prepare expense analysis files and draft commentary
Perform key reconciliations across the balance sheet and cash flow transactions
Support the preparation of key schedules required for direct and indirect tax
Preparation of monthly management accounts for P&L, balance sheet and cash flows including month on month commentary on key movements
Investigation of reconciliation deficiencies, ensuring appropriate escalation and business engagement is achieved
Prepare schedules for the team in preparation of the Group’s audit, supporting the year-end audit process runs smoothly
Maintain working knowledge of applicable UK GAAP accounting policies
Skills, knowledge & experience
ACCA/ACA or CIMA qualified or studying towards
Proven part qualified accounting experience in an accounting function, book-keeping, double entry or audit environment or preferable industry knowledge of the financial services/regulated industry in the UK
High level of oral and written communication, analytical and organisation skills collaborating effectively with senior managers, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders
A driven attitude to deliver controlled change and rapidly overcome obstacles
An agile approach to project management and able to rapidly react to changes in business priorities to take advantage of emerging business and customer opportunities.
Work effectively under pressure and think clearly and logically in challenging situations
What can we do for you?
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
Fantastic training and development opportunities
Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
A health cash plan
Help with travel expenses
The opportunity to buy additional holiday
Company pension scheme
Group life assurance
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.
For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
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We’re happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process .