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Financial Accountant

Hannover Re
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are a major player in the Life & Health reinsurance market in Australia and New Zealand and we have the benefit of being small and nimble but with the financial backing of one of the largest reinsurers in the world. We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Life & Health subsidiary in Sydney which plays a major part in the success of Hannover Re globally. We are seeking a Financial Accountant. This position is responsible for preparing and supporting financial reporting, cost planning, journal processing, reconciliations, and data analysis.

Your Tasks

  • Preparing and analysing financial statements in compliance with accounting principles and standards
  • Developing and managing budgets, financial forecasts and variance analysis
  • Transaction journals processing and reconciling accounts
  • Conducting financial analysis, identifying trends and providing insights to support decision-making
  • Being responsible for investment and cash flow management including bank reconciliations
  • Identifying opportunities to improve financial processes and systems for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assisting in tax planning and compliance
  • Establishing and maintaining internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensuring accurate financial reporting
  • Coordinating and supporting audits and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies

Your Profile

  • Experience with (minimum 3 years) and excellent knowledge of local APRA reporting requirements, focussing on regulatory compliance and reporting requirements
  • Experience and expertise in AASB17 / IFRS17
  • Advanced level Excel skills
  • CPA, CA or equivalent is desirable
  • SAP experience
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Strategic thinking capabilities
  • Ability to liaise at a senior level
  • Excellent organisation, attention to detail and ability to prioritise effectively
  • Clear and effective communication, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and the willingness to share and pass on knowledge

What We Offer
Atmosphere: You will find an international working environment with short decision channels, an open feedback culture and a sense of community shaped by mutual esteem and a readiness to help.
Benefits: Structured onboarding, flexible working hours, benefits superior to those of the collective agreement as well as modern offers for personal development, health management and work-life balance are just some of our benefits.
Prospects: You contribute your specialist and methodological expertise and we offer you fresh input and the opportunity to further develop your potential - including room to come up with innovative ideas and act on them!

It is a requirement that all applicants have unlimited rights to work in Australia i.e. must either be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

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