Assistant Accountant (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Assistant Accountant (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location:  Flexible (must be commutable to Fareham)

The opportunity: 

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Accountant to join our Finance team in Fareham. This is a role within our P&C Regulatory Reporting team, who are responsible for the accuracy and data integrity of the monthly financial close. As a member of the team you will play a vital part in helping the department to achieve its operational objectives and ensure the team delivers a high-quality service. 

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

Key Responsibilities:

The role is part of a team who are focussed on the completion of the monthly close process and delivery of all reporting for Finance. Your responsibilities will include -

  • Preparation and posting of adjustments into the SAP financial accounting system
  • Supporting the business through premium and commission review and oversight
  • Balance sheet reporting, analysis, reconciliations and control
  • Support and analysis for Group financial reporting
  • Help identify and implement improvement opportunities
  • Support members of the team during the close process and both promote and be involved in cross training
  • Assist in defining and building new reports in line with business needs
  • Work closely with the offshore team
  • Ensure tasks performed adhere to the control framework 
  • Your skills and experience:

    Technical
  • Studying for an accounting qualification
  • Understanding of financial reporting and the close process
  • Experience of working with people at different levels on financial issues
  • Behavioural
  • Good team player and communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to provide accurate information within tight timescales
  • Good level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to deliver a high-quality service
  • Willingness to learn and take ownership
  • Proactive approach
  • Strong personal development ethos
  • The reward:

    As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% non contributory DC pension scheme
  • Annual company bonuses
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Private medical cover
  • Income Protection
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Plus much more!
  • At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

    Who we are:

    With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

    You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information:

    At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

    Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

    • Location

      Fareham

    • Sector:

      Finance & Accounting

    • Job ref:

      20a7722beb9b

    • Published:

      22 days ago

    • Expiry date:

      2021-03-08

    • Client:

      Talent.com