Background
Sanlam Limited is an international financial services group with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a market capitalisation of £9.64 billion. Established in 1918, the group provides a range of services to over 10 million clients globally, including insurance, financial planning, investments and wealth management.
 
The firm consists of a number of long-established businesses, including:
 

  • Sanlam Private Wealth: The discretionary fund manager with £4.6 billion of client assets under management

  • Sanlam Investments: The boutique asset management and fund business which manages over £5.4 billion in both single strategy and long only funds, specialist multi-asset solutions and captive fund solutions.

  • Sanlam Investments & Pensions: The life and pensions business with in excess of £3.2 billion of assets under administration

  • Sanlam Wealth Planning: The national financial adviser with nearly £2 billion of client assets under advice and 60 UK-based advisers

  • Sanlam Partnerships: The network for financial planners with membership of over 100 IFAs

 
In total, the firm has over c £14 billion of assets under management or influence. Sanlam UK attained its size, strength and reputation by leveraging the benefits of having a large secure South African parent company while focussing on individual client service delivered locally in the UK.
                           
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-qualified Management Accountant to join our Finance team based in our offices in Bristol on a permanent basis.

The Role

The Finance team provide key decision support for all businesses across the Group including performance reporting, financial planning and analysis & budgeting.
 
The Management Accountant will support our Financial Planning & Partnerships entities with the preparation of monthly management accounts and regulatory reporting. In addition, the Management Accountant would also support the Senior Management Accountant and the Financial Controller with projects affecting these entities on an ad hoc basis and assist the wider team with revenue recognition/allocation. 
  
This is a great role for candidates who want to develop their management accounts knowledge and abilities within the Financial Services sector.
 
Skills and Experience
Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Part qualified accountant

  • Experience within the Financial Services sector (desired)

  • Experience and knowledge of the technical requirements of IFRS/FRS102

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Strong excel and communication skills (both written and verbal)

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work with a high level of accuracy

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and aims to create an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other's diversity. If you are interested in applying for this role, please email resourcing@sanlam.co.uk  with a copy of your CV attached.

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