Management Accountant

Up to £450 per day
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SIMON TAYLOR

The Insurance Management Accountant will be responsible for ensuring all the monthly insurance journals are complete and accurate, reconciling and aligning the allocation of all insurance data to the correct underwriting year with the underwriters and ensure all the regulatory returns are completed and submitted on time.

Key responsibilities
The key accountabilities of the Insurance Management Accountant will encompass:

  • Support the Financial Reporting Manager to establish/ maintain fit for purpose management accounts with insightful monthly commentary.
  • Prepare monthly journals for accrued income, unearned premium reserves, claims and IBNR reserves, reinsurance and profit share/commissions.
  • Assist the Financial Reporting Manager with the review of the technical accounts across the I&A division
  • To work with the underwriters to ensure all insurance data in the finance systems is accurate and allocated to the correct underwriting year for reserving committees and profit share calculations
  • Validate the calculations for 3rd party profit shares due and ensure we agree and sign off the calculations with the underwriters in a timely manner
  • To ensure the IBNR model correctly reflects the current loss ratios agreed at the reserving committee and to review the model on a monthly basis with the underwriters
  • Support the Financial Reporting Manager in ensuring the tax compliance of the insurance division, including timely submissions of returns and tax reporting to capacity providers as well as ensuring all taxes are recorded in the finance systems in a timely manner. This is for both UK and foreign taxes. Assist in the preparation of quarterly RMAR returns and monthly CASS 5 client reconciliations ensuring these are completed and reviewed in a timely manner.
  • Work with Commercial Finance to ensure the accurate reporting of revenue on a monthly basis
  • To work with the Financial Reporting Manager to support all audit (including but not limited to, internal, 3rd party and year-end), create the year end Statutory packs & accounts with supporting evidence for balances as required
  • Review the missing declarations report and work with the Finance Assistants to ensure all premium declarations are loaded into the finance system escalating any clients where there are issues that prevent this being done
  • Maintain monthly balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring that all aged items are managed and cleared in a timely manner, working with other parts of the Business as necessary
  • Maintain a monthly balance sheet reconciliation schedule for the insurance company detailing the balances with supporting evidence, to be reviewed at quarterly BSR meetings (Balance Sheet Review)
  • Take ownership for the inter-company position for the insurance company, ensuring this is reconciled monthly to agree with the other group entities.
  • Work with Commercial Finance to ensure the integrity in the numbers being recorded in the management accounts and provide support on the variance to budget analysis
  • Maintain and monitor reconciliations for systems feeds into SAP forming part of the management accounts/ financial statements


Knowledge

The ideal candidate for this vacancy will meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, Equivalent)
  • Insurance experience
  • Strong Technical Knowledge of applicable accounting and regulatory standards (IFRS, UK GAAP)
  • Good knowledge of SAP accounting system preferable
  • High personal levels of motivation and delivery orientated focus.
  • A proactive, forward looking and challenging mindset.
  • Detail focused with strong organisation and planning skills
  • Ability to interact with and develop working relationships internally and externally in order to achieve best outcomes for the business and customer.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice within industry to consistently improve delivery within department

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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