Investment Accountant Investment Accountant …

Avencia Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Sep 21
GBP55000 - GBP75000 per annum + Desirable Benefits
Avencia Consulting
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Sep 21
GBP55000 - GBP75000 per annum + Desirable Benefits
About us Avencia Consulting are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading Insurance & Reinsurance client based in The City, who are looking for an Investment Accountant to join on a permanent basis. This role will be suitable for someone who has qualified within the Insurance/Financial Services or someone who is looking to move from practice into industry.

The role

The Junior Investment Accountant assists in ensuring investment activity is properly accounted for by the custodians, investment administrator and in the business' accounts. In addition, the Junior Investment Accountant will support the regulatory reporting team, the CIO and other areas of the business with regards to the provision of investment related information.

Key accountabilities

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly journal entries to record the investment activity within the US GAAP general ledger
  • Assist with completion of quarterly journal entries to record the investment activity within the general ledger on a New UK GAAP, Irish GAAP and Solvency II basis
  • Assist with production of a weekly review of investment performance, as well as the monthly preparation and reconciliation of internal investment reports
  • Support internal and external audit related activities and providing information as requested, responding to questions, ensuring operation of financial reporting controls and effectively supporting the overall audit processes
  • Prepare investment schedules for AM Best reporting on an annual basis, Solvency II reporting on a quarterly basis for UK and Irish insurers and BMA reporting on a quarterly basis for Bermuda insurer and Group
  • Review quarterly cash, valuation and custody reconciliations and quarterly review of AFS securities for impairment
  • Support the regulatory reporting team with compilation of the Group and Bermuda insurer BSCR submissions, additionally to support and produce Solvency II submissions
  • Support the CIO and Investment Accountant with the production non-financial statement related investment reporting
  • Support the CIO with oversight of the investment portfolios including reviewing performance, compliance, transactions and producing ad-hoc analyses as required
  • Assist with other additional projects as they arise, including process improvements and system upgrades

Skills & experience

  • Relevant university degree
  • Qualified Accountant, with an internationally recognized accounting qualification (ACA/CPA)
  • Working knowledge of investment accounting for US GAAP, including pricing, impairment and fair value classifications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, advanced analytical spreadsheet skills required
  • Insurance industry experience or knowledge is an advantage
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion, Oracle Hyperion, Clearwater Analytics and SIIAssist is an advantage

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