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Job Description:
Insurance / Syndicate Accountant - 6mth Contract role

Home working based (with travel to Colchester office if required)

We are looking for an experienced Accountant who has Lloyd's market experience (ideally within a Syndicate) and is skilled in building / enhancing reconciliations and processes and of closing Ledgers.

Working in a team of 12, you'll report to the Finance Operations Manager and will undertake book keeping, administration and reporting tasks assigned to the Syndicate team in Colchester for all 3 Syndicates. You will be guided by other team members until you can fully perform the tasks allocated independently. The role provides strong opportunities to work across the Syndicate Finance team, to provide a broader knowledge of a Syndicate Finance function.

What you'll be doing in the role

  • Assist with the production of the ledger for all three Syndicates including the below tasks
  • Assist Finance Operations Manager in ledger review & close activities
  • Identify areas for process improvement and follow through to implementation
  • Maintain adequate controls over ledger data including:
    • Bank Reconciliations
    • Investment Reconciliations
    • Broker and Coverholder Reconciliations
    • Extensive Balance sheet Reconciliations
  • Ledger postings to GL and technical sub-ledger
  • Produce and maintain key controls and data governance documentation.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the business.

Person Specification:
Our must haves

  • Be a qualified accountant and/or have relevant demonstrable experience in a senior accounting role.
  • Experience of working within the Insurance industry
  • Track record of process improvement
  • Can maintain excellent attention to detail on completion of ledgers financial outputs
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
Nice to have

  • Experience working for a Lloyd's Syndicate
  • Proven track record of innovation and process development.
  • Oracle GL experience

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

If you would like to know more about the role, or you are having any difficulties with the application process please send your CV and the four-digit job ref number to
[email protected]
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