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Senior Accountant

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Salary: £75,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Gemma Cardew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2816
  • Expiry Date: 06 May 2024
  • Job Ref: GC/11457A

MERJE are partnered with a leading Life & Pensions business in their search for a talented Senior Accountant

In this role your will contribute and collaborate with the Financial Reporting team  delivering the monthly, half yearly and annual financial and regulatory reporting for the business and its subsidiaries.

Reporting is done on the following basis UK GAAP, IFRS and Solvency II.

Your new role:

- Assist in providing input and contribute to the new business development with specific focus on bulk purchase annuities.

- Actively participate in the Finance Transformation projects, which will include the delivery of a new general ledger and associated processes.

- Preparation and reconciliation of working papers and trial balance to support the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting processes.

- All financial reporting processes should operate within a controlled environment.

- Analyse results and query figures and provide insights on the data available.

- Assist with the preparation of the monthly MI and provision of commentary.

- Liaison with third parties where required, including external auditors and fund custodians, to progress resolution of any queries.

- Support of the on-going Finance projects (system; regulatory).

- Ad hoc tasks as required

- Comply with the FCA's conduct (and senior conduct) and Consumer Duty rules and the PRA's conduct (and senior manager conduct) standards

- Notify the regulator(s) of matters reasonably expected to be notified.

Our ideal candidate: 

Approachable ~ Straightforward ~ Secure ~ Understanding ~ Reliable ~ Experienced

You will:

- Ability to understand what is important/ critical in terms of implementation of new business and/ or projects.

- Numerate and accurate with a keen eye for detail.

- Good communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as problem solving skills.

- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner with all parts of the business.

- Confidence in dealing with other business areas to ensure they deliver timely and appropriate data and information.

- Team player, with highly flexible approach to work especially during reporting periods.

- Ability to organise and prioritise workloads.

- Organised and structured way of working, and able to challenge others in the team to work in the same way.

- Expectation to be able to work independently as well as playing a key role within the team.

Experience and Qualifications:


- Qualified accountant (ACA; ACCA).

- Good working knowledge of General Ledger and Microsoft Excel.

- Strong financial analyst skills able to solve complex problems that have broad impacts.

- Knowledge of systems implementation.


- Experience of Insurance Financial Reporting either through audit or in Insurance companies.

- Knowledge of IFRS17 requirements.

Please note, should feedback not be received within 28 days due to the large volume of applications, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. However, we may be in touch with similar relevant opportunities. If you would like this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact MERJE directly.