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Junior Accountant

Job Description

Junior Accountant
I am pleased to be recruiting for a Junior Accountant for one of the largest property and liability insurance companies in the US. With 2,400 employees in Northern Ireland alone, my client is currently undergoing a tremendous period of growth. My client has accumulated many accolades and recently won Workplace of the year 2020 and offers a next to none benefits package for all employees.

The Client
My client invests heavily in their employees offering long term career development and personal development to ensure challenge and reward for all employees across the company. With a company-wide hybrid and flexible working policy, my client caters to all their employees needs and ensures support and balance in an innovative working environment.

The Role
This role is vital to the financial function of Allstate and the successful candidate will report to the Assistant Controller based in the United States. As a Junior Accountant, your role will be varied as you are responsible for the timely closing of the general ledger and the financial reporting of the accounting team. The successful individual will be responsible for the fowling tasks daily:

  • Actively participate in the month end close including preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations, account rollforwards, and other supporting schedules as necessary
  • Analyse issues and present and recommend potential solutions
  • Develop analysis and reporting sets in support of the monthly closing process
  • Assist in the formulation and preparation of monthly and annual reporting requirements
  • Assist in the coordination on internal and external audits
  • Assists in ensuring the internal control environment documentation

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a degree level qualification in Accountancy/Finance or a similar discipline. Alternatively, a degree in another discipline with a postgraduate qualification in accountancy or finance is also acceptable. An intermediate knowledge of Excel is also required and previous experience of pivot tables/ V- lookups is favourable.

The Benefits
A generous renumeration package is on offer to attract the best talent, in a very competitive market. My client prides themselves on providing clear progression pathways and invests heavily in employee development. Moreover, a work life balance is key! Flexible working arrangements are in place to suit your lifestyle.

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Healthcare
  • Pension package
  • Gym membership

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Accountancy and Finance jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Hannah MacLaren in the strictest confidence