Financial Accountant


Job Ref:
2389

Job Title:
Financial Accountant

Location:
Dundrum - Dublin 16

Closing date:
20-06-2024

Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day. 

 Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to take the next progressive step in your journey, RSA Insurance Ireland is an organization where you can be yourself, learn and develop and a place where your ideas and contributions matter.  

With offices in Belfast, Galway, and Dublin, we have embraced hybrid work empowering our people to work flexibly and to suit their individual needs, which enables them to deliver great service to the customers we look after every day. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company 123.ie.        

At RSA and 123.ie we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees. We are proud to have 32 different nationalities represented in our workforce. Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas. 

 As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $21 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to thrive and grow with us – and we’ll give you all the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it.

 And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best. 

 

Culture and Community 

 RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to ‘help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.  

 We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do. 

 We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.  

 Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.  

 

Our stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey  

87% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and the wider company  

90% of our people feel safe to speak up and share if they’ve made a mistake  

91% of our people feel valued and respected by leadership  

89% of our people are benefiting and thriving through our hybrid working model 

 

 

Financial Accountant   

At RSA we’re all about adding value for our customers and stakeholders.  Our Financial Reporting and Control Centre of Excellence delivers meaningful, robust & accurate results to our Parent Company and to all areas around the business.

Who and what do we want?

We’re looking for a self-motivated qualified or part qualified accountant who is a great communicator, a team player and always strives to make things better to join our Financial Reporting team.

This job will give the suitable candidate an excellent opportunity to get full visibility on the end-to-end Insurance reporting experience.

Working within a team of up to 7 accountants, you will contribute to the delivery of the team targets by achieving your own objectives effectively. The candidate will report into the Financial Reporting and Control Team Leader.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and interpreting accurate and meaningful financial information for Management, Group and Central Bank.
  • Communicating and liaising with internal finance colleagues including the Finance Business Partners, Credit Control, Shared Service Centre, and other colleagues around the business to check accuracy, give or obtain further information to resolve queries.
  • Ensuring an appropriate control and compliance environment by preparing or reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, carrying out control testing and highlighting issues to the Financial Reporting and Control Team Leader.
  • Contributing to projects and initiatives by identifying and suggesting opportunities to add value through improved process efficiencies and thinking outside the box.
  • Getting involved in the IFRS 17 project in preparation of IFRS 17 go live in 2023.
  • Leading, motivating, and developing new or part qualified members of the team to deliver high quality outputs in the most effective ways while ensuring their personal and professional development.

 

Requirements:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with 2+ years PQE
  • Financial Service experience required, with insurance sector and/or IFRS17 experience preferable.
  • Experience of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to an expert level
  • Knowledge or interest in how line of business systems operates.
  • Ability to adhere to strict reporting deadlines and control environment.
  • Experience in SAP or another applicable accounting software
  • Well to start with, you’ll need to be a driven and motivated team player with a hardworking, a can-do attitude and a passion for delivering to a high standard.
  • You’ll need lots of initiative, an affinity for problem solving as well as an ability to work to set targets and remain calm under pressure.
  • You will also be able to organise and prioritise your workload effectively.
  • Naturally you will be an expert communicator who can relate well to customers and colleagues alike.
  • Finally, a high level of enthusiasm, resilience and a good sense of fun will stand you in good stead.

 

Regulatory Requirements:

  • If this role is defined as a "controlled function" by the Central Bank Reform Act 2010 Regulations 2011. Any appointment will be conditional on the company being satisfied that you meet the requirements as set out in the Fitness & Probity standards issued in this Act.

 

RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status


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