Senior Technical Accountant

RSA Insurance
Dublin City Centre
26 Sep 2018
25 Oct 2018
Job role
Financial Accountant Full Time - Permanent Dundrum Corporate Accounting - Finance Team ABOUT RSA RSA is one of the world's leading general insurers and a FTSE 100 Company with a proud heritage dating back over 300 years. We provide high quality, innovative insurance products and services for some 20 million customers in over 100 countries, setting new standards in the industry. Why are we telling you all this? Well, we're an ambitious sort of company. And if you're an ambitious sort of person - with the drive to improve us as you improve yourself - we'll promise you all the resources and career opportunities you need. RSA has a long tradition in the Irish market, writing non-life insurance business here over 200 years. We are one of the largest insurers in the Republic of Ireland with an extensive range of Commercial and Personal lines products, these are channelled through a network of insurance brokers and scale partners and via the well-known brand - one of the leading direct personal insurance providers. ROLE PURPOSE At RSA we're all about adding value for our customers and stakeholders. Our Financial Reporting and Control Centre of Excellence delivers meaningful, robust & accurate results to our business and the wider group. We're looking for a self-motivated qualified accountant who is a great communicator, a team player and always strives to make things better to join our Corporate Accounting team. RESPONSIBILITIES This job will give the suitable candidate an excellent opportunity to get full visibility on the end to end Insurance reporting experience. Working within a busy team of 9 accountants, you will contribute to the delivery of the team targets by achieving your own objectives effectively. The candidate will report into the Financial Reporting and Control Team Leader. The role includes a wide variety of responsibilities, which includes; Preparing and interpreting accurate and meaningful financial information for Management, Group and Central Bank. Communicating and liaising with internal finance colleagues including the Finance Business Partners, Claims, HR and others colleagues around the business in order to check accuracy, give or obtain further information to resolve queries. Preparation of annual and interim financial statements and involvement with all aspects of the audit process. Ensuring an appropriate control and compliance environment by operating financial control process and highlighting issues to the Financial Reporting and Control Team Leader. Contributing to projects and initiatives by identifying and suggesting opportunities to add value through improved process efficiencies and thinking outside the box. Leading, motivating and developing new or part qualified members of the team to deliver high quality outputs in the most effective ways while ensuring their personal and professional development. THE PERSON You'll need to be a driven and motivated team player with a hardworking, a can do attitude and a passion for delivering to a high standard. You'll need lots of initiative, an affinity for problem solving as well as an ability to work to set targets and remain calm under pressure. You will also be able to organise and prioritise your workload effectively. Naturally you will be an expert communicator who can relate well to customers and colleagues alike. Finally a high level of enthusiasm, resilience and a good sense of fun will stand you in good stead Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) 2+years post qualified experience Experience of Financial statement preparation under FRS 101 in a similar role Up to date knowledge of IFRS accounting standards If you have experience of the insurance sector, this is highly desirable, although not essential Experience of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel to an expert level Proven ability to adapt to change & learn new tasks & systems quickly Knowledge or interest in how line of business systems operate Ability to adhere to strict reporting deadlines Experience in SAP or another applicable accounting software RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status .