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Head of Finance
REF: Ref 0036
Location: London
Salary: To £150K + Excellent benefits
Type: Global Insurer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly reputable Insurer looking to set up its first office in the UK. Our client is looking for an experienced qualified accounting professional who can take ownership of UK financial accounting processes and controls and independently contribute to the overall effectiveness of the global finance function. Other major areas of responsibility will include the development of all accounting systems, controls and processes whilst working with the senior Execs on the growth of the business and the strategic direction necessary to create a successful insurer.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a proven track record in the Insurance industry and who has developed teams and organisations in the past.

Ideally the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

      Extensive knowledge of US GAAP accounting, and IFRS experience is a plus
· Extensive working knowledge of UK regulatory (including Solvency II) and tax requirements
· Ability to think and act with the highest level of honesty and integrity
· Strong communication skills
· Excellent stakeholder management, including working closely with the UK Board
· Proven ability to proactively step outside of the role to problem solve
· Must be able to self-manage in a richly professional and flexible environment
· Continually seeks ways to improve processes, controls and best practices
· Strong organisational and planning skills that support productivity and efficiency
· Values and embraces new technology, and uses it to achieve a competitive edge
· Operates well within a team, identifying with the larger organisation and their role within it

This is an exceptional opportunity with superb development and promotion possibilities available

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