Reporting Accountant – 12m FTC Reporting Accountant – 12m FTC …

in York, England
Contract, Full time
Last application, 27 Nov 21
Salary of circa £40,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications
in York, England
Contract, Full time
Last application, 27 Nov 21
Salary of circa £40,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications
Posted by:
Daniel Hopchet • Recruiter
Posted by:
Daniel Hopchet
We’re now looking for a Reporting Accountant to join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract (FTC) in the Life Insurance division of Aviva Financial Operations (AFO) as we improve and accelerate our innovations. We’re proud of how Aviva is evolving with its financial reporting and even more proud of how involved this team is with providing insights and influence.

AFO brings together the best capabilities to deliver finance solutions that support the growth, and deliver financial information our customers will have confidence in.

This role sits within the York team working on Aviva’s life business which has assets in excess of £250bn. As well as supporting the business day-to-day, the team’s current priorities are to build best in class reporting processes and deliver a modern finance change programme that includes IFRS 17 - helping fuel Aviva’s growth.

We manage resource on a flexible basis and proactively support individual growth, which means once settled you’re likely to have multiple opportunities in the future across a range of projects and teams. We are looking for colleagues who are hard-working, curious, will drive simplicity and will help our team win.

Aviva uses Smart Working, and the person in this role can be based anywhere in the UK, as long as they are comfortable travelling to our York offices every week.



The role’s duties & responsibilities:


  • Ownership and delivery of timely and insightful outputs to internal and external stakeholders
  • High-quality reporting with supporting analysis to identify underlying drivers and offer business insight
  • Operation and enhancement of financial and operational controls with the ultimate aim of safeguarding both customer and shareholder interests
  • Continuous focus on process optimisation, simplicity and standardisation
  • Leading investigations within reporting and acting as a key resource on projects
  • Influencing partners and developing key relationships across our Finance teams



Skills & experiences required:

  • Qualified accountant with post-qualification commercial experience
  • Sound knowledge of financial reporting processes & architecture
  • Excellent analytical skills and pro-active drive to identify and investigate variances
  • Strong excel and analytical skills
  • Experience in a financial reporting role within Life Insurance and actuarial numbers would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of IFRS 17, Solvency II and experience of preparing statutory accounts would be beneficial
  • Background of working to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment



What will you get for this role?

  • A salary of circa £40,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days (Pro Rata)
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply)
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme



Working at Aviva

At Aviva, we’re people with a purpose. To be with you today, for a better tomorrow.

We bring this to life by ensuring managing risk is at the heart of the way we all work. We love people who do the right thing for our customers, and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take ownership, and who make good decisions.

The way we do this is important too, we’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So, it’s up to you to discuss working hours during your interview.

We care deeply about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you should provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

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