£37,000 - £47,000 + Bonus
Closing date: 16 August 18
Working pattern: Permanent
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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, working to tight deadlines, 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;
• 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.
Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life." We believe 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:
Our employee groups
At Phoenix, we’ve built a hugely successful, well respected and rapidly developing business by putting our people first. Because we believe attracting, developing, motivating and inspiring exceptional people benefits our customers, our shareholders and ultimately, our performance.
So, join us and you can look forward to challenging and rewarding work, alongside highly skilled, expert colleagues. And, whether you’re based at Wythall near Birmingham, or our London office near St Paul’s Cathedral, or Basingstoke, you can expect excellent career development opportunities, outstanding rewards and benefits, and an unrivalled working environment.Read more
"I am still pleasantly surprised every morning when I come into work."
"Growing company with lots of internal progression."
“There are various excellent events organised by the company throughout the year for staff and family. People are very friendly.”
“Good range of work arising from company acquisitions and projects.”
"The fact we have access to the Senior Management team and are listened to, and have our views taken into account is a massive plus for me."
“A very busy and fast paced environment with great staff and management team. Everyone is respectful of people. A good level of socialising, I didn't feel left out even though I was a temp.”
“The working environment at Wythall is outstanding! Excellent restaurant for lunches followed by a walk to the onsite gym, tennis courts, football pitches or exercise classes.”
“The team are some of the hardest working people I have met.”
“A hardworking but challenging environment brought about by aggressive acquisition strategy.”
"My role was very demanding and diverse."