Background
 
Sanlam UK is a leading provider of wealth and investment management services to private clients, professional advisers, charities, corporates and institutions. Combined, we manage almost £9 billion of client assets from 13 offices across the UK, employing a diverse range of c.500 professionals.
 
We are part of Sanlam, the global AA-rated financial services Group that was established in 1918. The Group provides a range of financial products and services to over 10 million clients globally and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. We have attained our size, strength and reputation by providing a high quality, personalised service to clients, whatever their stage of life or financial ambitions.          
                                                                                  
Based in our Bristol office; we are currently looking for an IFRS 17 Project Accountant to join our Finance team on a 6 month fixed term basis.
 
The role
 
The Project Accountant will be the key representative and resource for Finance on the IFRS 17 project, and will provide support to the Financial Controller. You will be charged with building processes in order to facilitate IFRS 17 requirements using Excel to automate complex reporting processes.
 
The role will also assist with preparation of asset data templates for Solvency II reporting. You will also be on hand to make decisions, progress reporting and assist junior team members in the Financial Controller’s absence. 
 
Key to this role will be your excellent attention to detail and ability to work autonomously whilst also building strong relationships with the Actuarial team and our team in South Africa to ensure that work is produced and completed in a timely and highly accurate manner.
 
This is a great role for candidates seeking a new challenge within the Financial Services sector to use their experience in building processes to meet new requirements to support the business through this transition.
 
Skills and experience
 
The successful candidate will be a Qualified Accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA and also may demonstrate the following:

  • Experience and knowledge of the technical requirements of IFRS 17

  • Financial Services experience, ideally within an insurance provider environment

  • Experience of similar project implementations

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

  • Extremely proficient in Excel 

Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and promotes 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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