Manager - Insurance Accounting Advisory

United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
30 May 2021
29 Jun 2021
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The Role

• Contribute to the delivery of high-quality accounting advice to insurance clients. This may include support on M&A, IFRS 17 implementation, ad-hoc accounting and group reorganisations
• Communicate clearly analysis, observations and recommendations in writing and verbally
• Take responsibility for engagement planning and management on a day-to-day basis
• Act as day-to-day lead on client engagements, managing small teams where required
• Keep up to date with industry specific issues and circumstances which affect insurance financial reporting, support with analysis of emerging issues
• Prepare and delivery of presentations, training, thought leadership and marketing materials
• Support bids and proposals for new client opportunities and grow existing valued client relationships
• Develop client relationships and utilise network to identify opportunities for KPMG to perform additional services
• Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support and updating senior members on progress
• Mentor staff and conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

• Strong academic background including at least a 2:1 Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
• Up to date knowledge of the financial reporting environment impacting insurers
• Possess a relevant professional qualification (such as ACA)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and client presentations
• Proven technical and analytical ability to analyse client issues and propose commercial solutions
• Ability to prioritise and challenge

Knowledge & Experience:

• Extensive experience in delivering audit or accounting advisory services to insurers
• Good knowledge of insurance financial reporting and experience of applying this to a range of different issues
• A knowledge of Solvency II and UK GAAP is beneficial but is not necessary
• Ideally some consulting experience, with excellent client liaison and communication skills as well as commercial awareness
• Ability to develop new business opportunities for the accounting advisory team to deliver
• Strong project management experience
• Ability to work in a client facing and consulting role, with ability to build networks and relationships
• Proactive attitude with a desire for the opportunity for personal and professional growth

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