Accounting Controller

Job Reference: 887180


£35,000 - £45,000 per annum

Hybrid Working

MacKenzie King are currently recruiting an Accounting Controller, on a 1 year FTC, for a global financial services business based in Ipswich. Reporting into the Head of Central Accounting Services you will have a strong emphasis on timely service, professionalism, efficiency and productivity to ensure the local Finance teams receive reliable and accurate information for reporting. 

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure all technical and non-technical payments, and all general ledger entries are processed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure technical results and broker ledger balances between underwriting, actuarial and general ledger systems are reconciled on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain the general ledger ensuring that data is loaded accurately and that the appropriate monthly controls are adhered to
  • Ensure that a high-quality service is delivered to internal clients in terms of: timely delivery, accuracy of data, responsiveness to queries, reconciliations made
  • Improve and optimise the accounts production process and the quality of reports produced
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with key business contacts
  • Liaise with external auditors to manage the year end audit process where necessary
  • Manage ad hoc finance projects as required

Qualifications and experience

  • Part-Qualified/Qualified Accountant or equivalent level of competence with 5+ years’ experience in financial reporting/management accounting environment
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS accounting 
  • Proven track record of excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of processes and relevant IT software packages and applications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with effectively with colleagues across cultures
  • Ability to take ownership of the role and to take initiatives
  • Ability to adopt a flexible and proactive approach
  • Ability to work independently and to work as a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and operate within a tight deadline environment
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Stephanie Capstick

"A great opportunity for a candidate with a technical skillset to work with an impressive team in a large business."

Stephanie Capstick

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