Brit Insurance • London

Underwriting Accountant

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Job Description

We are looking for an Underwriting Accountant

About Brit

At Brit, we believe that the uncertainty of the future should never stand in the way of progress. That’s why we exist. To help people and businesses face the future and thrive. We are change-makers enabled by a global workforce who collaborate to deliver a risk service. A team empowered to help our customers not only to survive the risks they face, but to stay on the front foot and keep moving forward. We believe the uncertainty of tomorrow isn’t something to fear but to seize; that it’s full of potential. Not only for our customers but our employees too.

We might write the future of risk for our brokers and clients, but we would love to help you write your future at Brit: a future based on not just progressing but on thriving – both professionally and emotionally. If you’re looking for a place to make a real difference, read on.

What you will be working on

This role is part of the Underwriting Ledgers team and is responsible for the timely and accurate processing and reconciliation of the Syndicate 2988 and Brit Insurance Services Limited (BISL) general ledgers, with ownership of all aspects of the day-to-day accounting. The role also has ownership of the accounting for the vehicles involved in the Brit Group’s Sussex ILS Platform.

The role is critical in ensuring that the books and records of all entities are maintained in an accurate and efficient manner and that their balance sheet positions are understood and justified. You’ll also continually identify, assess, drive and own improvements to the underlying processes that support data flows into the general ledger, working closely with other teams within the business as necessary.

About you

Ideally, you’ll be a qualified accountant who has experience within the London Insurance Market, dealing with the operation of a Lloyd’s Syndicate Ledger. Along with your knowledge of Great Plains / Dynamics GP general ledger, you’ll also have previous experience with data analysis tools and techniques. You’re a great team player as well as capable of doing individual work, with a keen eye for detail and deadline delivery.

Benefits

This opportunity comes along with a competitive salary, 27 days annual leave along with optional private medical insurance, on target bonus and strong employer’s contributory pension. We also operate in a hybrid working capacity meaning you can collaborate in the London office and work from home.

We welcome everyone wholeheartedly

We’ve got a truly diverse, genuinely inclusive work environment. We comfortably and confidently bring our whole selves to work, because we know we’ll be respected, valued, and accepted whoever we are. Our Employee Resource groups are safe spaces for people to share their experiences, aspirations, and suggestions about how we do things.

Company benefits

Shared parental leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Non-contributory pension
Annual bonus
Share options
Season ticket loan
Life assurance
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Carer’s leave
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Compassionate leave
Menstrual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Volunteer days
Employee assistance programme
Salary sacrifice
Charity donation scheme
L&D budget
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Mental health platform access
Location
68%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
70%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
67%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
65%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
67%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
78%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Brit Insurance

Company employees

Approximately 650

Gender diversity (male:female)

66:34

Office locations

London & Bermuda

Hiring Countries

Bermuda

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Finance & Insurance

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