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Senior Manager, Group Financial Accounting & Consolidation

QBE Insurance Group Limited
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Fixed term contract - 18 months
  • Hybrid role, Happy to talk flexible working

The opportunity
  • Leading a team and ensuring delivery of Group's consolidated financial information.

Your new role

As the Senior Manager, Group Financial Accounting & Consolidation you are instrumental in supporting our senior management team in ensuring the delivery of the Group's consolidated financial information. This individual will be a key liaison to the global finance teams and business process owners and will be responsible of the preparation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated statutory results.

The individual will have substantial exposure to insurance industry accounting and reporting practices.

This role will also see you managing senior finance professionals, coaching and mentoring, identifying professional development needs and training opportunities.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and yearly close and consolidation process, working closely with the appropriate stakeholders (divisional finance teams, actuarial, tax, treasury, investments and financial, planning & analysis).
  • Manage the internal quarterly and annual financial reporting process including results of operations, specified disclosure items, balance sheet, cash flow and applicable analysis.
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly reporting of Group Corporate Entity transactions and coordination of financial reporting deliverables.
  • Serve as liaison with divisional finance teams to coordinate the timely retrieval of accounting reports and schedules and perform evaluation and analysis of same.
  • Establish and manage financial reporting deadlines including communication of key close date calendar.
  • Assisting in special projects, ad hoc analysis and other requests from management.

About you
  • Strong financial accounting background (CA/CPA or equivalent) with demonstrated continuous professional development in line with the requirements of own professional accounting body.
  • Extensive experience in financial reporting environments.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills including a sound understanding of Australian and International reporting standards, including IFRS17.
  • Proven strong leadership skills and can lead by example.
  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and insurance products
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capability with an ability to work systematically through complex matters and positively influence outcomes.

The recruitment process will consist of three interviews, psychometric testing and background checks.

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage. We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities. With more than more than 13,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too? Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!


We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:
  • 'Hybrid Working' - a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
  • Our 'Thriving at our Best' wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
  • 18 weeks' gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE's Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners

Rewards & Recognition

We value our employee's experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:
  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Platinum employer on the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) - the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion
  • Ranked 3rd place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2023 for medium sized program as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family First accredited employer since 2021

Apply now

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at

Application Close Date: 22/07/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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