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Management Accountant

Location:
Croydon
Company:
Allianz Global Assistance UK

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Objective of the Role







+ To ensure the integrity of financial data from external sources, and between finance systems and operational systems.



+ Review of revenue, profitability/loss ratio analysis & scheme technical review and production of financial reports for regular meetings with other departments.



+ Supporting Finance in the production and review of financial statements as per Internal and Group accounting requirements.









Hours







Thirty-five hours per week. However, due to the nature of this role hours may vary in line with the needs of the business.







Main Duties







+ Supporting Head of Accounting with the processing and production of Allianz Partners accounting for three BUs accounted for in the local office. Monthly, quarterly and annual accounts as per internal and Group requirements. This includes IFRS, Dimension reporting and other group and management schedules and get varied from time to time with local and group business needs.











+ Ensure alignment of accounting systems: Agresso/GRP (SAP)/BCS balances and transactions.











+ Business Partner across the business with finance colleagues, sales, client support, underwriting and operation areas to ensure integrity and reliability of internal financial information and processes for both internal and external clients.











+ Ensure accounting processes and controls are implemented for new products, data interfaces and client requirements and existing processes and controls are reviewed and maintained, working closely with Accounting & Reporting colleagues, Planning & Controlling colleagues and other department colleagues as necessary.











+ Completion of monthly & quarterly balance sheet account reconciliations, business performance reviews, client statements and detailed investigation / analyses.











+ Ad-hoc reporting for Underwriters, Account Managers and other Allianz Partners internal users.













Communication









+ Attend and take an active part in regular formal and informal Accounting & Reporting team meetings.



+ Liaise with the client account managers, underwriters, client support and business development managers to support responsibility for accurate and on-time accounting & reporting.









You will also be responsible for the following:







Health & Safety





+ To ensure that your work area is kept safe and tidy at all times.



+ To understand personal responsibilities to abide by the Health & Safety Work Act 1974.



+ To notify the Company Health & Safety officer or the Managing Director of any Health & Safety issues which may cause harm to fellow employees.









Training





+ To advise your Manager of any areas of work for which you require any additional training.



+ Completion of accountancy studies in line with training contract.



+ Complete mandatory training issued by Allianz Partners from time to time.



+ Participate actively in the training opportunities offered within Allianz Partners and approved suppliers and online providers.









Quality Management / Integrated Risk & Control Systems





+ To work closely with colleagues within the quality management and integrated risk and control systems and follow all documented procedures and instructions.









Key Performance Areas





+ To work towards achieving 100% on all company, departmental, team and individual key performance targets.









Appraisals





+ Participate and contribute towards individual annual appraisals, team meetings and regular one-to-one assessments.







General



+ To manage or assist with relevant ad-hoc business and accounting projects as required by the Head of Accounting and Reporting and/or other senior managers in the company.



+ Complete all appropriate administration required by the company from time to time.



+ Use all company facilities and systems in a responsible and professional manner.









Regulatory





+ To work within and be compliant at all times with all relevant regulations and legislation applicable to the role and within employment at Allianz Partners.



+ Have an up-to-date working understanding of Data Privacy and GDPR regulations and work within those at all times.











Self-awareness



Professional manner and appearance in line with working within a corporate environment.



Can strive and support Brand Values:





+ Caring: A passion for people



+ Connected: Together we are stronger



+ Excellent: Striving to be the best



+ Responsible: Having a stake in success



+ Trust









Education / Training / Quaifications





+ Educated to Degree standard or equivalent



+ At least 3 A levels average grade B+, or equivalent



+ ACA / CIMA / ACCA part qualified with relevant business / accounting degree



+ At least 3 years directly relevant accounting experience





Desirable





+ Understanding of Insurance business and connected accounting concepts









Special Skills and Knowledge





+ A sound understanding of integrated accounting systems



+ High level system skills including Excel



+ Hand on working experience on recognised Accounting Applications - please list





Desirable





+ Experience in medium+ size company



+ Experience in system implementations



+ SAP









Aptitude / Personality





+ Proactive and inquisitive



+ Close attention to detail



+ Excellent communication and interpersonal sklls - collaborates with colleagues and other departments providing timely and effective feedback to internal and external clients



+ Strong organisation skills and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently



+ Ability to work collaboratively with non-finance managers



+ Focuses on high priority actions and plans work and communicates accordingly



+ Ongoing focus on review and improving processes with a target of simplification



+ Diplomatic - refrains from judgement and gives and takes constructive criticism







External Title: Management Accountant

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

External Company Name: Allianz Global Assistance

External Company URL: https://www.allianz-assistance.co.uk/

Address Line 1: 102 George Street

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