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15 days ago
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Cost Jobs
Assistant Accountant

Location:
Flexible (although must be within a
commutable distance to Swindon)

The opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for an
assistant accountant to join the UK Life Reporting finance function. As part of the role you will be responsible
for timely and accurate preparation of internal and external financial
information in order to balance financial performance, compliance, and customer
satisfaction. We are looking for an enthusiastic
candidate who is able to work both independently and as part of a team in order
to identify operational improvements whilst delivering on our commitment to
customers. As a member of the team you will play a vital part in helping the
department to achieve its operational objectives and ensure the team delivers a
high quality service

Key activities:

Examples of potential activities that
you may be asked to support are:

* Review the accuracy of balance sheet, profit
& loss and other financial information required by the Zurich Group, in
line with Zurich Group instructions, guidelines and policies;
* Preparation of quarterly management and
interim accounts for non-insurance companies;
* Preparation of annual statutory
accounts on both an FRS 101 and FRS 102 basis;
* Support year end statutory audit activities
including Directors’ emoluments and related parties information;
* Ongoing analysis / oversight of SAP
ledgers including assistance with intercompany balance queries, cash management
and journal entries/queries;
* Proactively
search for internal control and operational improvements;
* Review control evidence provided by the
Regional Finance Centre (RFC) in Krakow to support sign off by local managers;
* Manage stakeholder relationships with Finance,
Accounting, Reporting and Operations management team, local auditors, Company
Secretarial and the wider Finance department;
* Assistance with ad hoc project work.

Your skills and
experience:

* Part/Fully Qualified Accountant;
* Knowledge of financial systems &
business platforms (SAP an advantage);
* Microsoft office experience essential;
* Financial reporting experience (an
advantage);
* Financial services experience (an
advantage);
* Excellent time and task management
skills;
* Competently act as a change agent with
the appetite to initiate and implement change and continuous process improvements;
* Makes decisions in line with responsibility and accountability;
* Excellent problem solving skills;
* Knowledge of financial services
legislation, regulation and accounting policies (an advantage)

The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer
an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

* 12% Non Contributory pension scheme
* Annual company bonuses
* 25 days holiday plus an additional 3
volunteering days
* Private medical cover
* Income Protection
* Life Cover
* Discounted gym membership,
* Discounted gadget insurance
* Discounted technology offers
* Virtual GP appointments
* Plus much more!

At Zurich we will consider requests for
flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many
different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of
working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview
about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers
in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured
by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working
in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and
rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be
just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the
contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to
position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to
hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a
strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we
make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our
employees to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:

At Zurich we are
proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want
you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we
want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and
inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome
regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in
mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background,
beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women,
people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are
LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed
to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of
training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about
supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering,
charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We
are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity
and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired.
Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-England-Swindon

Schedule
: Full-time

Travel
: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting
: 01/08/21

Unposting Date
: 01/22/21

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