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Financial Accountant (6 month contract)

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Job Introduction

Financial Accountant

6 Month FTC


At Saga, we are looking for a Financial Accountant to join our Insurance Finance team on a 6-month contract.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be working within the AR team across all Saga Insurance entities.

We offer total flexibility over where you work – you choose a place that you feel most comfortable and productive, either from home or in one of our hubs in London, Ashford or

Role Responsibility

As a Financial Accountant you’ll be supporting the Insurance Finance team in all aspects of general ledger accounting, month end close, maintenance of control accounts and reconciliations, working within the AR team and rest of the FR&C team.

You will be accountable for the following areas:

  • Preparation of daily bank account reconciliations.
  • Registering incoming payments into the claims management system.
  • Posting journals in the ledger (DREAM) as required.
  • Raising payments and sending them off for sign offs. 
  • Reviewing and clearing down control accounts
  • Support in the preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, especially around month end.
  • Raising ad-hoc invoices

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Financial Accountant would come from an accounting background, including experience in journal entries, reconciliations and maintenance of control accounts.

Whilst being part-qualified would be desirable, we would be happy to look at candidates qualified by experience

Other skills and experience required include:

  • Experience working on reconciling large volumes of data.
  • Accounting background, including experience in journal entries, reconciliations and maintenance of control accounts.
  • Strong academics, both GCSEs and A-Levels or equivalents. Preferably degree qualified in a numerate discipline.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of colleagues at varying levels
  • Analytically strong with the ability to challenge and interrogate, facilitating the ability to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution
  • Able to work independently without constant oversight
  • Relish the challenge of working to tight deadlines and during periods of pressure


Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that's why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues.


  • Our working week is 35 hours per week, these can be worked flexibly to suit your working style
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.


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