Financial Reporting Accountant

Birmingham (Wythall)

Salary: £37,000 - £50,000 + Bonus

Closing date: 18 July 2018 at midnight  

Reference: 3105  

Working pattern: Permanent  

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Are you looking for a new role where the numbers, and the rewards, really add up?

We can provide you with the opportunity to make the most of your already impressive accounting skills and develop the next stage of your career with the Phoenix Group.

The Role: 

As a Financial Reporting Accountant, you’ll provide key support to our “Business As Usual” processes across the financial reporting calendar, build your knowledge of a range of our funds, and quickly gain exposure to stakeholders, right up to a senior level.  From production of quarterly regulatory and semi-annual statutory submissions, to analysing data from our fund accounting and actuarial teams, to dealing with queries from stakeholders around the business, you’ll play a key role in ensuring we meet our financial reporting obligations as a highly-regarded FTSE 250 organisation.

We’re passionate about sharing best practice across our teams, so there’ll be plenty of encouragement for you to keep up-to-date with industry developments or new reporting standards affecting our business.  You’ll also play a key role in assisting with the testing, implementation and integration of any resulting changes to our systems or processes, in order to improve the way we work and to minimise any risks to which we’re exposed.

What we’re looking for:

You will likely be a qualified accountant (or in the final stages of studying for a formal accountancy qualification), and you’ll ideally have previous experience of working within a Financial Services environment, together with a good working knowledge of reporting standards such as IFRS (with previous exposure to regulatory reporting under the Solvency II regime being particularly advantageous, but not essential).

You’ll be comfortable with taking ownership of a wide range of tasks, whilst using your initiative to suggest and implement process improvements where appropriate.  We’ll also encourage (and expect) you to use a critical eye to look more deeply into financial information, to understand the full picture of what our numbers really mean at a commercial and strategic level.

You should also be able to demonstrate:
• knowledge of the practical issues involved in the production of financial reports;
• strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders;
• adaptability and approachability in a close team environment; and
• an ability to be self-motivated and organised.

We value our employees highly and have been Britain's Top Employer for the last six consecutive years and are a member of the FTSE 250 index. We put people first in everything we do and are always looking for new professionals to join our talented team. Our funds are closed, enabling us to focus on areas that other businesses can't. This means that, among the many benefits of working at Phoenix, our staff can enjoy exposure to a diverse workload not found elsewhere. Our amazing facilities at Wythall offer free lunches at our onsite restaurant, nature trail walk, putting green, free car parking, subsidised onsite sport facilities including gym, football & cricket pitches, tennis courts, excellent rewards schemes….we could go on! We're proud of what we do, and we've recently gained recognition for our distinctive business model. We offer excellent training opportunities, career development and company culture.

If you’re keen to develop the next stage of your accounting career with one of Britain’s Top Employers and have a passion for challenging and varied work, we’d love to hear from you!

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Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life."

Phoenix believes in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work / life challenges we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

Part Time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
Job Share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).

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