Phoenix Group

Technical Financial Reporting Senior Accountant

Phoenix Group
West Midlands, Birmingham
Up to £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, 38 days holiday
05 Jun 2023
19 Jun 2023
The Phoenix Group
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Qualified accountant

We're currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant to join our Technical & Oversight Team within Financial Reporting.

Salary and benefits: Up to £75,000, plus 16% bonus up to 32%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave, excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more
Job Type: 12 Month FTC
Location: Wythall, Telford, Edinburgh
Closing Date: 19 June 2023

We have an incredible opportunity to join us in Finance as a Senior Accountant in our Technical & Oversight Team within Financial Reporting to provide professional accountancy and regulatory advice across all business processes to ensure the organisation meets its regulatory, reputational and commercial requirements
Who are we?
We want to be the best place that any of our 6,800 colleagues have ever worked.
We're the UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer our 13 million customers products across our market-leading brands, including Standard Life, SunLife and ReAssure, with c.£310 billion of assets under administration. We're a FTSE 100 organisation that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we're not done yet.

Key Responsibilities
- Help lead the provision of technical accounting and regulatory reporting support across the team, department and business to contribute to a compliant end to end financial reporting process.
- Help build the knowledge of IFRS 17 within the BAU Financial Reporting Team.
- Monitor the technical accounting and regulatory reporting environment for impacts on Phoenix Life's financial reporting.
- Help lead the management of technical issues across the department, liaising with key internal and external stakeholders to a timely and satisfactory conclusion.
- Oversee the production of high-quality papers providing sound analysis and recommendations fit for all levels of stakeholder/governance.
- Lead the production of quality departmental updates to Boards on behalf of Life Finance by co-ordinating the relevant inputs, managing suppliers and managing the review process.
- Co-ordinate the relevant inputs, managing suppliers and ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations to oversee the Solvency II narrative reports:
- Lead or make a significant contribution to the technical accounting needs of business change projects and external developments such as new products and the impact of IFRS 17 on the Life entities.
- Maintain own professional development and that of team members to a high standard and be a lead in providing support to the wider team in the continuous development of technical skills.

What We're Looking For
Qualified Accountant
A proven track record of producing sound technical accounting analysis.
Able to communicate confidently, asserting influence at all levels and across functions and able to present information requests and financial data in an easily understandable manner.
Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Experience of Life Company Accounting and Reporting.
Experience of Solvency II Reporting.
Experience of IFRS 17.

We want to hire the whole version of you.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we've advertised but you believe that you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you.
If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.
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