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Syndicate Accountant - City

Company: Randstad Financial and Professional
Pay: £600.00 Daily
Job type: contract
Category: Accounting

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Job description



An immediate opportunity has arisen for a Syndicate Accountant to join our Insurance client based in the city of London.

Key responsibilities of the Role will include:
Oversee the month end close of Syndicates 2010 and 3010 and review the work of the Assistant Syndicate Accountants, including:

-Investments journals (valuation and YOA split)
-Syndicate expense and underwriting accruals and prepayments
-Claims handling provision
-Lancashire overriding commission
-Overseas deposits
-RIESCO
-Conversion accounts
-Balance sheet/Bank YOA splits
-Balance sheet reconciliations (LCA, treaty deferred, special settlements)
-Non-Xchanging items
-Consortium fee expenses
-Expense trend analysis
-LCA gross up
-Special settlements
-Data quality checks
-Exchange rates in SUN and Openbox

Quarterly/Annual:
-Oversee the following Lloyd's returns:
-QMA/B
-GQD
-QAD
-Trust Fund returns
-Syndicate tax returns
-Assist in the preparation of the quarterly reserving packs
-Preparation of the annual Syndicate financial statements
-Update Syndicate expense budgets and forecasts
-Update Almanac for distribution and stamp capacity

Ongoing:
-Work with Group treasury and investments to ensure up to date information for hedging and forecasting purposes
-Assist in the management and development of more junior team members
-Assist other members of the Cathedral finance team in any ad hoc items that arise
-Keep up to date with regulatory reporting requirements and developing industry knowledge
-Liaise with internal and external auditors ensuring timely information production and audit completion
-Assist in the development and maintenance of the Cathedral finance team calendar and deadlines
-Maintain documentation of owned procedures
-Improve existing processes and systems where possible

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes/skills:

Detailed knowledge and experience of syndicate accounting, investment accounting and IFRS/UK GAAP for insurance
-Proven financial, analytical and organisational skills
-Strong Microsoft Excel skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Commitment to work long hours including weekends and bank holidays if required to achieve business objectives

If you have similar experience to that outlined above and are looking for a temporary opportunity within a progressive and dynamic environment, please forward your CV today.

Randstad Financial and Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial and Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003


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