Senior Financial Accountant - Financial Services - D1

Updated 30/January/2020
Dublin City Centre
The Job This position will have responsibility for the preparation of the quarterlyInternational Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) consolidated accounts for the organisation.

The candidate will also be responsible for the preparation of statutory financial statements and regulatory returns for another part of the organisation including various holding/service companies within a European Division. The role will also be involved with the oversight of the investment functions and governance processes generally.

Key Responsibilities:

 Preparation and Review of Group Financial Returns The quarterly preparation of the financial data for submission and the preparation of supplementary consolidated information

 Annual Statutory Financial Statements The preparation of statutory financial statements

 Solvency II Reporting The preparation of Pillar 3 reporting under Solvency II.

 Technical Accounting Advising finance management on new/changing accounting standards/guidance and liaising with the technical Team on Accounting Memos issued.

 Accounting Controls environment
Ensure that there is a strong control environment and that key controls and reconciliation processes are adequately maintained. Ensure clear, accurate and complete procedure documents are maintained for all tasks within current remit.

 Accounting System development and System Administration
To seek continual development and improvement in accounting systems, controls and processes. To perform a system administrator role for the accounting systems.

 Projects Participate in a variety of projects to improve and develop the financial reporting process.

 Review Review the work of Assistant Accountants and peers within the team.

 Liaising with various internal and external parties Developing key working relationships with finance and actuarial teams and other business areas including liaising with internal and external auditors as required. Supporting the other teams within the wider Finance function will also be a requirement.

 Risk, Control & Regulatory Environment
Ensure familiarity with risk management programmes including Internal Controls

The person:

The successful candidate should also possess the following skills and knowledge:
 A qualified Chartered Accountant with proven post qualification experience in a financial services environment and evidenced continuous professional development (CPD).

 Will ideally have a strong awareness of technical financial accounting issues and developments (e.g. IFRS 17)

 Significant experience with Investment functions (e.g. fund accounting)

 Working knowledge of financial systems (e.g. SAP, W’desk, Oracle Smartview). Ideally with report building and system administration experience

 Experience in taking pro-active responsibility for commercial and control issues and interacting with management on same.
 Must be highly motivated with an ability to manage deadlines and ensure quality in every aspect of reporting.
 Excellent analytical and problem solving ability.
 Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
 Working knowledge of financial systems.
 Strong end user computing skills in particular MS Excel.

Please contact Karin Laniganon 01 6377331 or for a confidential chat about this opportunity.

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