Financial Controller - Insurance

ROLE

Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of financial records, including timely preparation and submission of business unit and regulatory reporting.  To work with the rest of the financial accounting team in delivering on finance objectives for the Group.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The team works together effectively and demonstrates core values of teamwork, integrity and commitment.
  • Workload is co-ordinated and managed including effective prioritisation of work and diary management.
  • All departmental procedures are accurately documented and identify responsible persons, processes, controls and documentation.
  • The team understands and is able to apply relevant company policies to maintain the companies reputation and standing.
  • Financial controls are in place which ensure accurate and timely financial records (including reconciliations, checks and reviews and other controls including those which are systems-based).
  • Regulatory reporting controls are in place which ensure accurate and timely regulatory reporting records (including reconciliations, checks and reviews and other controls including those which are systems-based).
  • Up-to-date, accurate and complete register is held of all financial compliance activities (filings, submissions, etc.), their timetable and status.
  • Programme of continuous improvement is undertaken which ensures that financial / regulatory controls are as efficient as possible whilst remaining effective.
  • Deliver a monthly financial close by working day 10
  • Production of monthly Board Report (finance and non-finance elements). Collation of information from the rest of the business for non-finance elements.
  • Liaison with external actuary, including ensuring quarterly reporting timetable is delivered.  Information provided to the actuary is complete, accurate and timely and results are reviewed and understood prior to posting in the accounts
  • Processes and procedures operate which ensure comparability between business unit financials and ensure that apportionments are materially equitable between business units.
  • Production of financial statements
  • Review Solvency II regulatory returns
  • Input into consolidated financial statements and regulatory returns
  • Ensure readiness to comply with planned future reporting requirements
  • Liaise with external auditors and ensure information is prepared and provided conforming with the Group external audit timetable
  • Tax obligations are met in Ireland and overseas (including but not limited to Corporation Tax, VAT, IPT)
  • Taxation arrangements in place are effective and efficient.
  • Play an active role in business projects which arise from time to time and provide specialist financial and commercial knowledge.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA) (ACCA) or equivalent
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting and reporting
  • Work prioritisation and diary management
  • Company policies including whistleblowing, financial crime (AML, Bribery), sanctions, TCF and data protection
  • Systems of financial control, including balance sheet ownership and reconciliation and maintenance of financial records
  • Principles of continuous improvement and their application
  • Understanding of the business, its drivers and how these are reflected in the financial results
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with commercial partners across the business
  • Statutory and regulatory reporting standards and obligations in Ireland and relevant overseas jurisdictions, both current and future planned
  • Understanding of the external audit process, including planning and delivery
  • Knowledge and skills as required on a project-by-project basis