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Financial Accountant (Insurance)

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An international European insurance focusing on the acquisition and management of discontinued non-life portfolios is currently looking for a Financial Accountant to join its team, reporting to the Head of Finance 

Some benefits being offered include: 
  • Annual Discretionary Bonus Scheme 
  • Health / Medical Expenses Insurance;
  • Gym membership 
  • Flexibility 

Job Description 
  • IFRS and Solvency II reporting of the local risk carrier to Group and local external institutions i.e. preparing annual and quarterly QRTs, NSTs and CBM Returns.
  • Liaising with the Finance team in the day-to-day operations
  • Assistance with processing of payments
  • Maintaining accurate accounting records
  • Assisting in the month-end process leading to the preparation and submission of accurate monthly management accounts in a timely manner
  • Perform monthly reconciliations related to the Finance department
  • Financial Statements preparation according to IFRS
  • Coordination of the external audits and financially related internal audits as may be required
  • Coordinating with the Finance Team in the implementation of new projects related to Finance, namely including IFRS 9 and IFRS17 implementation
  • Assistance in compliance with Corporate tax obligations
  • Maintenance of the internal control system around finance processes
  • Additional ad-hoc reporting as requested by management
Skills and Experience 
  • Previous work experience in finance positions, preferably in an external audit or accounting environment 
  • Big 4 experience is considered an asset 
  • In possession of a University Degree in accounting or an equivalent qualification such as ACCA 
  • Prior exposure to insurance industry and knowledge of Solvency II, IFRS 9 & IFRS 17 would be considered an asset 
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Fluent business English (spoken and written) and ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels · Distinctive analytical and conceptual skills 
  • Highly motivated, pro-active, organized 
  • Good team player with intercultural skills and positive attitude 
  • Willingness to learn new topics and keen on self-development 
Experience in using SUN would be considered an asset