Latest Vacancy: Fixed Term Contract: Assistant Accountant | London

Lloyd'sLeading insurance firm Lloyd’s are urgently looking for an Assistant Accountant on a fixed term contract for 14 months, from September 2015.

Main Duties

  • To maintain accounting records and assist with the production of timely, accurate and effective management and statutory reporting.
  • To actively seek to improve operational efficiencies within the process, control, review and reporting function of the Financial Accounting Team.

Major responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Assistance to the Financial Accountant – UK with the production of consolidated results for the Society’s annual and interim reports and quarterly interim management statements including annual preparation of US GAAP reconciliation statements
  • Maintenance of accounting records for Corporation of Lloyd’s and provide assistance to Financial Accountant-UK in the production of consolidated results for the Society’s annual and interim reports and quarterly interim management statements.
  • Journal processing and maintenance of the Corporation’s fixed asset inventory register
  • Reconciliations and postings into the management accounts including cross charges and month end accruals and prepayments
  • Assistance to Financial Accountant-UK in the production of Solvency II Pillar 3 Data Interface Requirements
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations in line with the timetable and resolve issues in timely manner
  • Provide assistance in the Corporation’s budget and forecast exercises
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, tax department, market reporting and other key stakeholders
  • Provide assistance with project work on department issues, as required
  • Provide cover for other members of the Financial Accounting Team, as necessary
  • Provide assistance to Financial Accountants UK and International with ad-hoc tasks as required

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Must have previous experience of financial statement preparation, fixed assets accounting and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Must be studying towards either ACCA or CIMA and have worked within a similar role.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications, in particular Microsoft Excel, and of a recognised accounting software package. Experience in using Sun Systems would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work proactively and multi-task, both within a team and on an individual basis.
  • Communicates clearly and efficiently within financial and non-financial areas.
  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.

 

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