Job title: Trainee Investment Accountant
Location: Potters Bar
Job type: Permanent
Who we are
Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.
What we’re building
We now need a Trainee Investment Accountant to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the finance function, so it can be a trusted and commercial partner that influences the business to make good financial decisions, by delivering excellent support, expertise and high quality management information
To assist in the successful delivery of investment financial accounting to our UK Client within the European Investment Financial Services department in Potters Bar.
What you’ll do
To report on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis the movements in the investment financials, in a timely and accurate manner. To carry out and complete all appropriate accounting processes and controls within the Investment Financial Services Controls Framework. This will require additional, late working hours during the first week of the month end process and weekends and possibly bank holidays at quarter end.
To monitor and reconcile all valuation and unit pricing movements processed by the valuations and pricing team to ensure correct and complete information is reflected in the reported financials
To provide auditable working papers for all investment financials, including a detailed analytical review (P&L and Balance Sheet) for each reporting period.
Continually review the department/’s processes and suggest improvements to management to ensure the provision of timely, accurate and achievement of efficient levels of service. Keep up to date with all Financial Accounting legislative changes and ensure compliance with all ICOFR process narratives and key controls
Who you are
•Part qualified accountant with investment accounting experience.
•Good system skills including Microsoft excel.
•Ability to work effectively in a team with excellent interpersonal skills
•Ability to communicate well at all levels both written & orally
•Enthusiastic and confident approach to new challenges.
•Ability to use own initiative
Flexible approach to working hours - ability to work late and at weekends at month and quarter end periods.
Part qualified within ACCA or CIMA or Accounting degree
What you’ll like about working here
As a Canada Life UK colleague, you’ll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You’ll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.
Our focus is to have an engaged, committed and motivated work force, operating in a high performing and collaborative culture. We want to create an organisation that offers opportunities for all our people to develop their skills and talent, and build rewarding careers with us.
Diversity and inclusion
Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.