Financial Accountant
QBE Insurance
Leeds, United Kingdom
2d ago

QBE’s European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business.

Active in both the Lloyd’s and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

The Opportunity :

We are looking for a Financial Accountant to support the implementation and running of a new central control role that will cover areas across Finance Ops but with a focus on Reinsurance.

There will also be scope to be involved in various RI related projects.

Your responsibilities for this role may include, but are not limited to :

Be the key contact between the Finance Reporting team and the Global Reinsurance Finance team.

Take responsibility of monthly and quarterly BAU activities required for the Finance close, including (but not limited to) posting global reinsurance covers, assisting the reinsurance intercompany process, assisting the offshore team and helping them investigate any issues

To be a key contact with ongoing reinsurance project initiatives and advising on the impact to Finance.

Determine own work priorities and activities in line with agreed plans to ensure the achievement of personal and team objectives.

Produce detailed, accurate and effective MI and documentation using appropriate tools, techniques, and processes, providing a clear and detailed record of activity.

Review existing processes and identify and implement improvements to promote change and continually develop efficiencies.

Update understanding and knowledge of internal systems, procedures and personnel in order to ensure work activities are relevant and effective.

Ensure work activities are in line with internal guidelines / standards and best practice.

Actively seek to understand the varying levels of detail required for different stakeholders and provide tailored analysis and evaluation for presentations / reports which supports informed decision making.

Support specific business areas, assisting in the production of data in respect of both Lloyds and internal management reporting, ensuring this is produced effectively and in line with requirements.

Engage and communicate effectively with key stakeholders (e.g., Actuarial, Finance, RI Ops and Business Support Teams) in order to manage and conduct analysis and to ensure deliverables meet business needs.

Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate efficient operational workflow and enhanced sharing of knowledge and information.

Develop models and spreadsheets in order to further enhance reporting capabilities.

Actively undertake personal development to ensure up to date skills and knowledge.

You will need to be able to display you have the following qualifications and experience :

Part Qualified Accountant (ACCA or equivalent).

Reinsurance experience (but not essential).

Good knowledge of general insurance, infrastructures, processes and business practices.

Ability to build and maintain strong working business relationships.

Good project management skills and an understanding of techniques and tools.

Acts as a point of reference to guide and advise others to ensure the sharing of knowledge and best practice.

Good working knowledge of QBE structures, system, personnel and activities.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce.

QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job.

We’re Happy to talk Flexible Working’.

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