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Group Head of Financial Reporting - Insurance

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Group Head of Financial Reporting - Insurance

An opportunity to join one of the UK's largest insurance organisations as their Group Head of Financial Reporting. Working with a business where employees and customers are always at the core of their values and practices, you will be offered excellent opportunities to develop and progress your career, alongside a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Working within a multi-entity, PE backed insurance organisation in an ongoing period of growth and transformation, this role will report directly into the CFO, the Group Head of Financial Reporting will lead the group's internal and external financial reporting cycles. This will include the group's quarterly and annual financial statements for external reporting.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Take responsibility for a timely and accurate internal and external reporting process across the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting cycles ensuring that external group financial reporting complies with all statutory requirements

Manage the production of statutory accounts from all legal entities of the group including:

  1. Consolidated Accounts:
  2. Management Accounts
  • Reporting Packs
  1. Internal Reporting
  2. Covenant Reporting
  3. Forecast Modelling
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Responsibility for planning and execution of audit timetables
  • Responsibility for ensuring preparation of all reports for the Board, Auditors and Investors.
  • Partner with local teams and identify technical, reporting or operational challenges across the group which can be improved and proactively identify opportunities to support the continuous improvement of internal controls and reporting systems
  • Develop strong working relationships with the board, investors, internal and external stakeholders as well as localised finance teams and external auditors.
  • Partner with FP&A & M&A teams to ensure full understanding of the financials and reporting landscape
  • Create and deliver streamlined business processes

FinIdeal Candidate:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), ideally with "Big 4" Accountancy post-qualification experience in a senior level role
  • Proven technical accounting knowledge including group consolidation experience
  • Prior experience working within a complex multi-entity group producing consolidated reports
  • Team management experience, knowing how to motivate whilst driving performance to meet deadlines
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, you will be happy liaising and presenting at all levels, with the ability to work well under pressure and time constraints
  • Experience within the insurance sector preferred but wider financial services also considered. A strong commercial, entrepreneurial acumen is essential.

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