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Lead Accountant – Reserving

Location: North East

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 168980

Lead Accountant - Reserving
Location: Home Based (London/Leeds Office)
Salary: £45,000-£50,000
Job Type: Permanent

A national non-for-profit government organisation is looking for a Lead Accountant to support a high quality handover. They are looking for an intelligent and articulate CCAB qualified accountant with exceptional analytical and modelling skills, and an ability to analyse and interpret highly complex information, financial data and statistics to assess issues, anticipate problems and provide workable solutions.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead financial responsibility for the timely and accurate preparation of the year end provisions for annual accounts.

  • To lead and co-ordinate the year end reserving process across both internal and external stakeholders – to manage decision-making processes and operations in relation to reserving.

  • To provide strong financial expertise to the organisation as required. As well as taking a strategic and partnering approach to bring together stakeholders from various departments – both internal and external.

  • To interpret highly complex financial information and have the ability to present information to a wide range of stakeholders.

  • To be committed and adopt a pro-active approach to improving the reporting and analysis of information across the reserving and pricing team.


  • CCAB qualified accountant/equivalent demonstrable financial experience

  • Advanced computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook/Word/Excel etc.) and financial software packages

  • Able to work autonomously, manage own workload, use own initiative and work to tight deadlines

  • In-depth specialist financial knowledge

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team at all levels of the organisation