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Expense Accountant

QBE Insurance
Leeds, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Hybrid Permanent Competitive
Lindsey
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Lindsey Waters
Talent Acquisition Business Partner

At QBE, we don’t just provide insurance – we make a positive difference in people’s lives. We’re committed to helping people and businesses protect themselves from risk, so they can focus on what they do best. We do this by being the most consistent and innovative risk partner for our customers, and a key part of the communities where we operate. 

Join our diverse and enthusiastic Finance team in our fast-growing Leeds hub and become part of a close-knit community of professionals across Finance, Claims, HR and IT. Build your skills and knowledge, make friends and discover opportunities to help you grow in your career, while being empowered to work flexibly and find the right balance so you can realise your full potential. 

The opportunity  

We have an opportunity for an Expense Accountant to join our team in Leeds and support with the planning, budgeting, analysis, and reporting of company expenses. This is a varied role that supports all of QBE’s European Operation and is a fantastic opportunity for someone that may not be fully qualified but has previous experience in a similar role. 

Your new role 

Your primary responsibilities will include:   

  • Carry out the preparation of a full commentary of managed expenses (for areas of responsibility), to enable management to understand the assumptions adopted within the plans and the comparisons to prior reported periods. 
  • Detailed understanding of the expense budget (for areas of responsibility) and all assumptions underlying. 
  • Detailed understanding and effective explanation to stakeholders how expenses are allocated. Use of knowledge to contribute to the updating of drivers in the budget / actual expense process. 
  • Support the budget and forecast process, including liaison with the business (for areas of responsibility) and ensuring models are updated in an appropriate manner.
  • Support the reporting of overall EO expenses (actual, budget, and forecasts). 
  • Build working relationships with Business Partners, Cost Centre Managers, and QBE EO senior management, such that credible support and evidence of all expenses can be provided to management.
  • Work closely with Business Partners and cost Centre Managers such that all their needs can be met, and to represent the best interest of QBE EO Finance amongst the rest of the QBE EO business.
  • Contribute to the preparation and analysis of expenses for Board Presentations, Quarterly 

Your story so far  

Given the fast pace and cyclical demand, it’s important that you already have an in-depth understanding of the workings of a finance department and be driven to succeed.   

In order to thrive in the role of an Expenses Accountant here at QBE, we would expect you to have working experience in most of the following areas:    

  • Be at least a part-qualified accountant (for example ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent; or have relevant years of working experience  
  • Have an in depth understanding of best-practice accounting and previous experience in Expenses Analysis 
  • Successful track record of financial analysis, budgetary control and supporting decisions regarding company expenditure 
  • Have excellent knowledge of relevant accounting software and tools
  • Can demonstrate experience of structured process improvement in an accounting environment
  • Be confident building controls into processes   

Why QBE? At My Best   

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.  In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.  

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 have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.   

Inclusion of Diversity  

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.  

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.    

We welcome applications from all; including individuals who identify as female, all ethnic backgrounds, and physical and mental abilities.   

About QBE  

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.  

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2021 was US$18.5 billion.  

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.  

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.  

What next?  

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE’s vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to APPLY NOW! Simply click the “apply” button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.   

Please make the Talent Acquisition team aware should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process.    

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

Job ID  292187
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