All Locations
Bristol
Careers Site Advertising End Date
16 Apr 2024
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Finance

About The Role

We have a great opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our fast-paced and friendly Finance Department in our central Bristol offices.

Within this role, the successful candidate can expect to support a fast and well-controlled month-end ledger close process, which will include the preparation and review of journals and reconciliations. Additionally, you will provide high-quality support and advice to the broader business in respect of technical accounting matters, as well as offering proactive support of business change initiatives. You will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders, using analytical skills to provide insightful, accurate and timely guidance and responses to queries in respect of technical accounting matters, as well as carrying out accounting investigations that may be required from time to time.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Posting and reviewing accounting entries as well as performing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, undertaking accounting analyses, and other financial control activities.
  • Using analytical skills to solve problems as they arise and continually developing processes to enhance their efficiency and control.
  • Acting as a key point of contact for external and internal auditors, providing all required information and explanations on a timely basis and preparing for audits by ensuring that robust closing control processes and audit trails exist for areas of responsibility.
  • Proactively supporting DAS UK change initiatives, which may include the ongoing integration of DAS UK and its new parent group, ARAG, as well as any other change programmes undertaken in this dynamic environment.

About You

We are keen to hear from Qualified Accountants (CIMA, ACA or equivalent) or those close to qualifying that can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build solid working relationships both within and outside the Finance department
  • Strong Excel skills are essential, and working knowledge of SAP is preferable
  • Previous experience of month-end close culture of strict deadlines, tight financial controls and taking responsibility for quality of work produced
  • Previous experience working within the insurance industry / financial services would be highly desirable, however this is not essential

As a team we are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do. Our people are encouraged to think independently and to take ownership of their work. In return for your commitment we will offer you generous remuneration and an attractive benefits package which will include:

  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy up to a further 5 days
  • Company pension scheme with the option to increase contributions
  • Group Income Protection for all employees
  • Group Legal Protection for all employees
  • A choice of either European Motor Assistance or Home Emergency Assistance
  • Inclusion in our Health Cash plan
  • Salary sacrifice benefits including Cycle scheme 
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including free eye tests
  • Access to our employee discounts hub offering exclusive discounts across thousands of retail partners, including discounted gym memberships at over 3,000 gyms across the UK
  • The option to join our Sports and Social club which organises discounted events such as theatre visits, wine tasting and shopping trips

If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the criteria listed above.

 

About The Company

DAS UK Group has been helping businesses and individuals get access to justice for over 40 years. Our businesses include a legal expenses insurance company and a law firm.

Thousands of businesses, motorists and individuals defend or pursue legal action each year safe in the knowledge that DAS are paying their legal bills. We have always been aware that it is the people that really make it happen; the quality of our people defines the quality of the company and the standard of service we offer.

DAS are owned by ARAG Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe and are dedicated to the development of the best staff in the industry. At DAS, we don’t simply talk about our values they are at the heart of everything we do. They guide us with the way that we work and provide the framework for how we do business. ‘Doing the right thing’ is central to our behaviour – from building  trust, being accountable, creating good customer outcomes is at the heart of everything that we do which we believe drives performance

We believe it is an exciting time to join DAS. You can expect an organisation that will challenge and develop you to progress your career.  

By giving you every opportunity to develop yourself professionally and personally, we also pride ourselves on having an open, inclusive and high energy culture that encourages a fun working environment and places our customers at the very heart of everything we do.

If you are keen to become part of our exciting future then we would love to hear from you. In addition to the very genuine development opportunities we provide we also offer a generous reward and benefits package.

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