Assistant Accountant in Eastleigh - Ageas Insurance Ltd

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Eastleigh, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
4 days ago

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Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary Range: Up to £25,000 dependent on experience
Location: Eastleigh
Ageas in Eastleigh have an exciting opportunity to join the team as an Assistant Accountant. The key objective of the Assistant Accountant role is to prepare and deliver accurate and timely reporting to support the month end, quarter end and annual reporting processes.
If you are a person with strong excel skills, who is looking to progress your knowledge and career, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
Main Responsibilities as an Assistant Accountant:
Supporting the control and delivery of the monthly close process for the Ageas UK entities. This may include items such as: revenue and expenses month end closing processes, Group reporting, tax reporting, and various other areas of financial reporting and control.
Ensuring that transactions are accurately recorded and that associated balance sheet entries are valid.
Preparation of first level financial information for various stakeholders within the UK group.
Supporting the wider FR&C team with ad hoc queries and projects.
The jobholder will be expected to manage their time and resources to ensure that allocated work is delivered on time and to the required quality.
They will be required to use various accounting systems and Microsoft Office tools (including Excel and PowerPoint).
Whilst working on tasks the jobholder is expected to understand information provided, identify apparent inconsistencies and correct output or report on variances or inconsistencies as appropriate.
The jobholder will need to build and maintain good working relationships with internal stakeholders within the UK business, for example with other parts of Finance, and with Actuarial, Underwriting and Payroll, among other departments.
Skills and experience you need as an Assistant Accountant:
Currently studying with a willingness to progress to a full accountancy qualification such as ACCA, CIMA or ACA.
Good Excel skills
Experience using Oracle's E1 (general ledger) and IBM's Cognos TM1 (reporting tool)
Excellent attention to detail, and a core value set that is focused on delivering high quality outputs
Excellent numerical skills and the ability to understand, evaluate and interpret financial data, identifying and looking to resolve apparent inconsistencies
Strong organisational and planning skills and the ability to prioritise and timetable workflows
The ability to work independently, using initiative to follow through investigations logically
The ability to respect confidentiality and build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, managers and directors
The capacity to work flexibly around busy periods such as month-end and year-end reporting, to support business requirements
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including timely and open communication and the ability to explain financial concepts to various stakeholders
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
The ability to operate effectively in a matrix style of management and governance
At Ageas we offer a wide range of benefits to support you and your family inside and outside of work, which helped us achieve, Top Employer status in the UK.
· Flexible Working - Smart Working @ Ageas gives employees flexibility around location (as long as it's within the UK) and, for many of our roles, flexibility within the working day to manage other commitments, such as school drop offs etc. We also offer all our vacancies part-time/job-shares.
We also offer a minimum of 31 days holiday (inc. bank holidays) and you can buy and sell days.
· Supporting your Health - Dental Insurance Health Cash Plan, Health Screening, Will Writing, Voluntary Critical Illness, Mental Health First Aiders, Well Being Activities - Yoga, Mindfulness.
· Supporting your Wealth - Annual Bonus Schemes, Annual Salary Reviews, Competitive Pension, Employee Savings, Employee Loans.
· Supporting you at Work - Well-being activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more...
· Benefits for Them - Partner Life Assurance and Critical Illness cover.
· Getting Around - Car Salary Exchange, Cycle Scheme, Vehicle Breakdown Cover.
· Get some Tech - Deals on various gadgets including Wearables, Tablets and Laptops.
· Supporting you back to work - Return to work programme after maternity leave
About Ageas:
We're one of the largest car and home insurers in the UK. Our people help Ageas to be a thriving, creative and innovative place to work, which is echoed in the service we provide to over four million customers.
As an inclusive employer, we encourage anyone to apply. We're a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and Women in Finance Charter, a Stonewall diversity champion and a Disability Confident Employer (which means interviews are guaranteed for applicants with a disability who meet the minimum role criteria). For more information please see Ageas Everyone.
Our aim is to have great people everywhere in our business and we're always looking for outstanding people to join us. Most roles across Ageas allow a proportion of your time to be spent working from home and we're open to discussing flexible working, including full-time, part-time or job share arrangements.
To find out more about Ageas, see About Us.
Want to be part of a Winning Team? Come and join Ageas.


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