Perceptive Underwriting

Financial Controller

PositionFinancial Controller


Reporting toHead of Finance

Job Summary

To work closely with the Head of Finance & Group Financial Controller to manage the Financial Reporting, Treasury, Tax, and Financial Operations (Insurance Accounts and Accounts Payable); ensuring efficient and effective day-to-day operational and financial management, of specified group entities.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

For selected groups and entities:

Financial Reporting

  • The production of the monthly management accounts, cash flow and balance sheets
  • Forecasting and budgeting profit & loss, cash flow and balance sheets
  • The financial year-end process including the preparation of financial statements
  • Assist in running the annual external audit process and help ensure that recommended improvements and actions are implemented in a timely manner
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of financial controls
  • Ensure all relevant FCA requirements are met


  • Managing the cash position
  • Continuous improvement of the business unit’s cash flow monitoring and forecasting


  • Review and revise tax returns as necessary
  • Help to execute tax planning opportunities to minimise tax payable by the Group
  • Assist the Group VAT return and payment process
  • Support the broader business in all tax related affairs

Financial Operations

  • Key contact between the business units and the Finance team
  • Attend Exec, Board, & ad hoc meetings with the business as required
  • Ensures timely payment of all invoices, ensuring appropriate controls are in place and adhered to
  • Continuous improvement of all Financial Operations processes
  • Continual reporting and escalation of process to the business in order to ensure compliance with finance policies

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, Experience

Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Qualified Accountant with 5+ years PQE, trained within a large audit firm and possesses excellent technical skills, with a strong understanding of the insurance industry
  • Previous experience of financial control work
  • Significant experience operating at a senior level, including Board exposure
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of stakeholders

Personal Skills

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Good communication skills
  • Good people skills with the ability to engage with different departments

To apply for this position please Contact: Pria Bhatt

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