Technical Accounting Manager
What we're looking for:
We are looking for someone with a Professional Accountancy Qualification, who is able to provide technical application and interpretation of accounting and regulatory policies and standards to Finance and the wider business.
You'll have good insight into the insurance industry, and strong knowledge of accounting standards, financial services, and regulatory developments, as well as IFRS17. You’ll be a creative thinker and be able to apply your knowledge effectively to practical situations.
We need someone who has great written and verbal communication skills, who can collaborate effectively with stakeholders (including an offshore partner) and can also demonstrate excellent technical narrative and report writing.
Who you'll be working with:
You'll play an important role in our Accounting and Regulatory Developments team, which is part of the External Reporting Centre of Expertise within Group Financial Control.
You’ll work closely with our many business areas, giving advice on technical accounting issues, so being able to collaborate with them and understand their key business activities is important too.
You'll also be working with our offshore partner, as well as the wider external reporting team.
What else will you be doing:
You’ll produce impact assessments and to support implementation activities in the following areas:
Financial services and regulatory developments, including Solvency II
You’ll undertake technical review of:
Group annual report and accounts
Group half year and quarterly announcements
Entity financial statements
Other external reports as required
Quarterly Solvency II QRTs and valuation adjustments
You’ll need to ensure that the Group accounting manuals are maintained in line with accounting and regulatory developments.
You’ll oversee specific Group technical accounting entries, including share based payments under IFRS 2.
Ways of working:
Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.
We’ve ditched the daily commute for a virtual first approach. If you do come into the office, there are exciting workspaces and zones you can use, depending on the type of work you are doing
How much you’ll be in the office depends on your role, and we’ll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. Please get in touch with the team to discuss.
What we'll give you:
We have a strong focus on developing you and your skill set and work hard to give you the tools to do so. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave, family and work life balance focused options such as: fully paid maternity leave and parental leave, flexible working, insurance savings for you as well as a range of other optional benefits!