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Assistant Finance Manager - Basingstoke

  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + plus excellent benefits!
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/11/2019
  • Job reference: SW/59925

LMA are recruiting on behalf of a leading insurer based in Hampshire who, due to growth are seeking an Assistant Finance Manager to join their team!

Responsibilities:

  • Partnering the Financial Reporting team to ensure accurate month end reporting.
  • Support analysis and understanding of monthly performance through variance analysis against the forecast/budget and presenting this information at monthly meetings.
  • Act as number two to the Finance Manager - with responsibility for smaller business teams, stepping in as and when required
  • Working closely with the business to support in the identification of opportunities or risks to planned financial out-turns
  • Ensure accuracy of the balance sheet and aid the financial control team by reviewing balance sheets and cash flow movements
  • Adhere to Corporate Governance guidelines, ensuring all decisions are signed off by appropriate levels.
  • Responsible for forecasting and budgeting of relevant income streams and costs
  • Develop an understanding of how key drivers of value inter-relate and a good understanding of materiality
  • Improve financial performance by providing insightful analysis and challenging the business where necessary

Experience:

  • Financially numerate with an educational background
  • Experience and background in an accounting/finance role
  • Commercially minded
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well in a team environment
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry is an advantage
  • Graduate level education
  • Studying CIMA or an equivalent accounting qualification
  • Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to prioritise manage and deliver under tight or conflicting deadlines
  • An innate curiosity & desire to understand and challenge
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy

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