7 Nov 2018

Full-Time Financial Accounting Manager

Directline Group – Posted by AdminEngland, United Kingdom

Job Description

Responsible for the timely delivery of accurate and appropriate recording, reporting and control of the general ledger. You will be responsible for managing month-end financial accounting processes run by UK and offshore resources. You will ensure that entries and reconciliations are properly reviewed and accounted for in line with IFRS, the Group’s Accounting Policies and Manual, Financial Reporting and Control Framework, including its associated Minimum Standards.

“The Financial Control team is the heart of the Finance function at DLG  as everything eventually goes through the Ledger, thus we have to face off to many different stakeholders. This is in the capacity of ensuring the integrity of numbers to assist in the analysis and performance of our products.

I’m excited to be apart of this team at this moment as there are many changes impacting our area; new IFRS standard, new ERP system and many others. No one day in this role is the same.”       – Current Legal Entity Controller at DLG

What your day will look like:

  • Reviewing  accounting entries raised and proposed by the offshore team. Ensuring that entries are recorded accurately in the general ledger, in accordance with the Group’s Accounting Policies and Manual, and substantiated to appropriate evidence.
  • Challenging the month-end financial accounting process. Identifying opportunities for improvement (process and modelling) and reviewing tasks to move them off, or earlier on, the critical path to continuously improve the timeliness of month end.
  • Reviewing legal entity financial statements. Analysing significant movements in the balance sheet and provide appropriate monthly reporting, commentary and analysis. Helping to improve understanding of legal entities’ financial position and performance to deliver better control.
  • Certifying balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the offshore team in line with the Minimum Standard. Reviewing substantiation evidence to auditing concepts, including completeness, existence and accuracy.
  • Identifying, owning and managing risks appropriate to the role. Report appropriate issues and risks to senior management, while supporting offshore resources to understand and resolve issues.
  • Participating in Group-wide and Finance projects and new products. Providing technical accounting and financial process expertise to project requirements’ specifications. Supporting  user acceptance testing and implementation of new financial accounting outputs.
  • Supporting the audit (Finance Risk team, internal and external audit) of the Group’s legal entities, control environment and financial records.

    Required skills:


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) with five years post-qualified experience. Be able to look at financial accounting issues and processes from a new angle and deliver solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of applying IAS 38 Intangible Assets, IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 36 Impairment of Assets.
  • Experienced in substantiation and reconciliation, including applying auditing concepts.
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet financial modelling is essential, and of Oracle Financials and Cognos TM1 reporting software would be advantageous.


  • A strong communicator with the ability to influence and connect with others to work together to resolve issues, including with resources working in offshore teams.
  • Interested in the Group’s strategy and understands how this connects to the Finance function.

At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way. Join us and help us transform the industry we lead.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.


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