Overview

up to £42,000 p.a. (dependent on experience)

**Remote/home working allowed with 1-2 visits to the Folkestone office per month** 

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their ‘Why’s it like that?’ curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga. 

And right now, we are looking for a Financial Accountant to support all Financial Reporting and Control aspects of the insurance business at Saga. You will lead on the preparation of balance sheet analysis and control reconciliation, work closely with other teams to understand the movements in the balance sheet and rationalising these alongside what is happening in the business. 

Additionally you will produce annual statutory financial statements, contribute to Saga’s consolidated financial statements and ensure that any balance sheet actions are adequately tracked and resolved.  

You will liaise with and support both internal and external stakeholders and you will be the main point of contact for external auditors. As you develop in the role, there will be an opportunity to take a lead role in the preparation of reports and papers for various Audit Committee’s and Board meetings. 

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package. 

So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you! 

  • Record and monitor balance sheet action points, collaborating with the Record to Report, AP/AR and FP&A teams to follow these through to resolution. 

  • Provide support to less experienced colleagues, providing detailed help and guidance, as required.  

  • Show curiosity to continually review and improve the control and process environment of the business. 

  • Support in the implementation of new IFRS as required. 

  • Support in the review and production of regulatory reporting, including RMAR and others as required. 

  • Build excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external, including colleagues across finance, internal and external audit. 

  • Prompt and accurate input into ad-hoc projects and other data analysis as required. 

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to quickly digest detailed and complex information.  

  • Prior experience working within an Insurance Broking or Underwriting business is preferential, but not essential. 

  • Experience and competence in external financial reporting, including preparation of statutory accounts. 

  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload and work independently. 

  • Able to quickly spot control risks within complex systems and companies, and design and implement processes to prevent or mitigate them. 

  • Professional approach, working with diligence and a high regard for confidentiality and professional integrity. 

  • ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified or strong part-qualified with demonstrable experience within a medium or large organisation. The role will potentially suit a newly qualified accountant with a reporting background.   

Our values are:

  • Precision Pace – Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy – Always aware of others
  • Curiosity – Always asking why
  • Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!

Job Reference: saga/TP/45683/1565