Finance Integrations Accountant

Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary
£45,000 plus benefits
Posted
08 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Job Title
Finance Manager
Category
Insurance
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to company growth a new position has arisen for a Finance Integrations Accountant. This role will play a key part in the finance integration of acquired businesses and other finance projects. Requires an individual with significant hands-on experience of project management, finance integration and working in a financial control environment. Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills required.

Key responsibilities will include: 

Responsible for the finance integration service delivery model, to align financial controls and finance reporting with standard policy, process and procedures

Collaborate with the M&A Team, Payroll, Treasury and Finance teams to ensure smooth integration

Coordinate pre-and post-acquisition finance activity to ensure smooth financial integration of newly acquired businesses

Provide a single point of communication to the wider Finance Team on financial integration activity

Deliver the necessary processes and controls to onboard acquisitions into the business as usual environment

Ensure all data is reconciled and processes defined before handing over into business as usual

Prepare and post ledger journals with appropriate support and where relevant review journals for accuracy

Co-ordinate all finance integration projects

Project accounting including financial reporting and KPI analysis

Responsibility for understanding and validating all aspects of project accounting, explaining to stakeholders, variances in revenue + expenditures vs budget, forecasts and prior year actuals

Liaise with other finance departments within Group, to ensure accuracy accounting

Preparation of monthly project and acquisition exceptionals for Finance Manager review

Production of monthly project cashflows with forecast projections

Support budget and forecasting, profit and loss + cash basis

Communicate and build relationships with stakeholders and teams across the group

Fulfil your responsibilities in line with agreed processes to achieve agreed objectives, and in doing so, ensure compliance with the client and insurer money rules within the FCA Handbook​

Qualifications required: 

  • Education – A-Levels or equivalent
  • Specialised Knowledge –CASS, IFRS, UK GAAP
  • Microsoft Excel - Skills to an advanced level
  • Professional Certification – ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ Qualified by Experience (QBE) qualified or equivalent
  • Experience – Broad range of general accounting functions including business and financial reporting; a good understanding of insurance broking and systems beneficial

Experience required:

  • Hands-on experience of project management, finance integration and working in a financial control environment
  • Experience of integration or compiling financial reports from incomplete record
  • Ability to influence and build good working relationships with key stakeholders, within finance teams and the wider business
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Working understanding of financial control environment
  • Ability to identify workable solutions to problems and gain buy-in from stakeholders, to implement
  • Self-motivated with the drive and determination to see tasks through
  • Works well in a multi-discipline team
  • Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness
  • Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change
  • Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills – individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with new processes and systems
  • Ability to train others on systems and processes
  • Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues
  • Flexibility of working practices, priorities and hours to meet business demands
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding business within a challenging and varied role.