Financial Controller - Insurance

Stephanie White
London (Central), London (Greater)
Finanical Controller - Lloyds of London market!
24 Aug 2020
22 Sep 2020
Job Function
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Acumen are excited to be working with a global business process management company who have partnerships with a large number of global insurers, reinsurers and InsurTech companies and are seeking a Financial Controller in London to join them to work on a newly formed international specialty insurer (Syndicate and MGA) with global operations. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to join a large established global company and work on a start-up insurance operation and take full ownership of the finance function.

Core responsibilities:

  • Set-up end-to-end Finance operations (including Investment accounting, Treasury and FP&A) as per the Lloyd’s and London Market standards and assist in setting up both onshore and offshore teams
  • Lead and drive multiple Finance system implementation (including ERP) and assist in creating a global chart of accounts
  • Provide assistance and work with wider teams on strategic projects as required
  • Review, interact, train and manage offshore resources in India and help to retain and build knowledge through process documentation and knowledge sharing
  • Operate as a functional lead to deliver end to end processes related to internal, external reporting including Statutory, Regulatory and Tax
  • Participate and lead governance meetings and discussions with key stakeholders
  • Delivery of BAU performance as per the service levels and assist teams to improve through continuous improvements and digital transformation
  • Actively support and assisting team members through technical skills (Insurance accounting/London market)
  • Manage teams in both onshore and offshore


  • ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA or relevant accounting qualification
  • 10+ years’ experience in Insurance accounting (UK GAAP, US GAAP, STATS)
  • Knowledge of Syndicate accounting and reporting including Solvency II
  • Highly motivated self-start with strong integrity
  • People management and key stakeholder management (CFO, FC, Ops/Program Directors)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate pragmatism and firm judgment
  • Knowledge of SEC, US and BMA regulatory reporting is a plus

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