Insurance Accounting Advisory

  • £700 - £900 per day
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Aston Carter Ltd
  • 15 Oct 18

My client, a leading consultancy firm, is looking to appoint talented and enthusiastic advisors into newly-created Accounting Advisory team. The new insurance accounting standard, IFRS 17, is generating a significant amount of change in the insurance industry and as a result, are looking to my client for increasing advisory support for this implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading and delivering technical advisory projects and research on IFRS as it relates to insurance
  • Lead and deliver on a variety of large to medium sized, advisory engagements, playing a key role in interpreting new requirements specifically for the insurance companies with whom we are working and liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders Manage and coach multi-disciplinary teams
  • Thought leadership to enhance market profile and coverage
  • Create and contribute to high quality thought leadership for publications, training events and seminars
  • Take a leading role in the identification of business development opportunities and the preparation of client proposals
  • Supporting the internal knowledge network
  • Develop an internal network to provide support to other parts of the firm Prepare and deliver presentations and seminars on technical topics both internally and externally

Candidate Requirements:

  • Is interested in applying their technical accounting expertise to a multitude of tasks and variety of projects in a client facing role
  • Is a self-starter who is enthusiastic about technical accounting challenges
  • Monitors and upholds high quality of service and products to clients
  • Builds reputation through the quality of work, knowledge and experience
  • Analyses problems and innovates through proposing and delivering solutions Has the ability to investigate, evaluate and integrate information
  • Sustains a high level of drive whilst working both as a team member and autonomously
  • Has strong leadership skills and is keen to develop and coach less experienced staff member

Experience: 

  • A thorough working knowledge of insurance accounting, IFRS 17 and insurance-related financial reporting
  • Experience of IFRS 17 impact assessment is preferable
  • A strong understanding of and experience working with or in the insurance industry
  • Consulting and professional services experience is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience managing large to medium sized projects and assignments
  • Strong communication and presentation skills including an ability to communicate complex ideas to clients both written and verbally
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent is essential
  • A professional accounting qualification is advantageous