Assistant Accountant (Fixed Term)
The British United Provident Association Limited
Salford Quays
4d ago

Job Description : Assistant Accountant

Assistant Accountant

Fixed Term Contract 12 months

Full Time 37.5 hours

Salford Quays or Angel Court, London

£30000 - £40000 (dependant on location & experience)

Here you’ll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve.

You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

No matter your role, you’ll have an opportunity to do work that matters. Making a difference to the lives of our customers each and every day.

Role Overview

The Assistant Accountant will be required to work across a range of financial risk and control activities and initiatives to strengthen the BGUK MU Finance control environment and ensure our people, processes and systems meet the expected levels of compliance and performance.

What you’ll do :

Work with the Finance teams to ensure that the risk and control environment is accurately documented and support the first line of defence with controls testing.

Liaison point for the Finance teams for first line risks and incident queries held in the risk management tools (Datix, Intel etc).

Ensure Finance incidents are managed and monitored on a timely basis.

Develop exception reporting for areas of non-Compliance for the data integrity of risks and controls and communicate exceptions to key stakeholders.

The jobholder will be expected to investigate Finance incidents and compliance breaches, producing regular status updates that will help inform business decisions.

Partner with the Financial Control teams in carrying out remediation activities and testing of the control environment.

The role holder will be expected to have up to date knowledge of Bupa’s enterprise and the MU Financial Control Policy and MU Financial Control Framework.

Work across the Financial Control teams to identify and address opportunities to improve control strength and / or efficiency.

Develop customer and supplier satisfaction measure and reporting, monitor complaints and incidents raised on Datix and informally.

Support the Financial Control teams with end-to-end process documentation.

Support the Head of Finance Programme Delivery with risk, assurance and control initiatives for the MU Finance teams, for example relating to internal audit review, operational risk & compliance monitoring, regulatory compliance requirements, or mergers & acquisitions.

Provide support for ad hoc projects and initiatives.

What you’ll bring :

Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) OR Newly Qualified / in final stages

Applications from individuals with a relevant accounting / business / numerical degree

Accounting / business / numerical background will be considered

Works positively as part of a team and supports others

Ability to investigate and remediate issues

Provide coaching and support to others on risks & controls and incidents

Process documentation skills

Why Bupa?

We are a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Our benefits are driven by what matters to our people. It’s important to us that these benefits support a work-life balance that keeps people healthy, both mentally and physically.

As an Assistant Accountant you’ll be eligible for :

25 days holiday, increasing through length of service, with option to buy or sell

Bupa health insurance as a benefit in kind

An enhanced pension plan and life insurance

Annual performance-based bonus

Onsite gyms or local discounts where no onsite gym available

Various other benefits and online discounts

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