Assistant Statutory Reporting Accountant (1871)

  • Location: Gloucester
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Working hours: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday
  • Application end date: 20/09/19

About the role

To support the delivery of accurate, timely and insightful management, statutory and regulatory information.

Key accountabilities

  • Support the delivery of:
    • Monthly deliverables within agreed timeframes including the Executive Board Report and monthly investment reconciliations
    • Quarterly deliverables within agreed timeframes including the preparations of VAT returns, IPT returns and quarterly PRA solvency submissions
    • Annual statutory reports and statutory audit process. This includes participating in the research and implementation of new and updated accounting standards
    • Annual regulatory returns including quantitative reporting templates and narrative reports
    • The annual financial planning process, rating agency reporting and capital management as requested
  • Ensure accuracy, timeliness and efficiency of information at all times. This includes the management of controls and standards to mitigate risk/error and ensure compliance with key operation and accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure agreed standards of financial control and the risk management framework are embedded in all business processes
  • Support the delivery of other statutory, regulatory information and Board reports for Executive Board Reporting and associated committees
  • Ad hoc project work and support for other areas of Finance
  • Actively expand personal technical skills both informally (networking internally and externally, internet, industry press) and formally (in-house training, CPD)
  • Support submission of annual Corporation tax returns

Key performance indicators

  • All information produced is accurate, insightful and produced on time
  • Positive feedback from stakeholders regarding information provided
  • Successful delivery of annual statutory and regulatory reporting process

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Trainee Accountant
  • Relevant qualifications (ideally studying towards ACCA)
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills (will be tested)
  • Organised and able to prioritise effectively 
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Good IT skills particularly Excel (will be tested)
  • Good communication and influencing skills