Technical Accountant

Location:
Bristol
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Department:
Finance
About The Role

We have a new opportunity for a Technical Accountant to join DAS UK Group (part of the Munich Re Group), a market leading insurer and legal services provider. This is a permanent position, located in the heart of Bristol, just a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station.

As a Technical Accountant your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Planning and control of accounting period end close processes;
  • Supervision, mentoring and coaching of other members of the Accounting department in their performance of monthly close processes and other tasks;
  • Contributing to a well-documented and evidenced attestation of the Financial Accounts as directed by the Technical Accounting Manager;
  • Ongoing improvement and development of processes and controls to meet the evolving requirements of stakeholders and developments within the business;
  • Posting/reviewing accounting entries requiring expertise and professional judgement, performing balance sheet reconciliations, analysis and other financial control activities; and
  • Providing Finance and the rest of the business with high-quality support and guidance in respect of accounting matters.
About You

We are looking for Qualified Accountants that have:

  • Strong Excel skills at a proficient level;
  • Experience of month-end close culture of strict deadlines, tight financial controls and are able to take responsibility for quality of work produced;
  • Experience of problem resolution and process improvement/development tasks;
  • Working knowledge of SAP (desirable); and
  • Experience in accounting within the insurance industry or financial services (highly desirable).
About The Company
As a market leader in the Legal Expenses Insurance market we have undergone rapid growth in recent years.

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 who are owned by the ERGO Insurance Group, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe hold the coveted Investor In People award, demonstrating our dedication 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, putting our customer 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 an extremely generous reward and benefits package.