Bristol, UK
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3-6 months initially




The organization Strategic Programs and Group Operations Finance regroups the transversal functions within Group Operations in the areas of Tax, Accounting, Finance Controlling & Performance. They are composed of 4 teams with respective accountabilities:

  • Strategic Plan & Efficiency
  • Manage and actively follow the objectives of the strategic plan of Group Operations, productivity as well as the reports on investment/profitability
  • Manage the improvement and simplification of the finance processes
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Produce the detailed financial information, up to date and targeted to allow analysis of changes and assist the decision-making process
  • Create regular dialogue and confidence with the entities through governance, invoicing and structured, transparent reports
  • Costing & Pricing
  • Centre of expertise for costing/pricing to support the transformation of AXA Services in order to evolve the model of « cost control » to a model of « product orientated », transparent and competitive
  • Ensure a financial support to operational teams
  • Accounting / Tax
  • Harmonise the accounting procedures
  • Produce reliable and accurate accounting data respecting the accounting principles recognised locally and by the Group


The teams share a common objective to improve productivity through:

  • The simplification and the improvement of finance process and rules
  • The globalization of the governance, the alignment of procedures between countries
  • The management of strategic objectives and the regular creation of reports on investment and profitability
  • The financial support for operational teams



Reporting to the Group Operations UK accountant, the external accounting expert ensures that the closings & especially the FY 2021 statutory annual closing of the entity are of high quality & done on time.




The accounting process includes the following streams: billing, purchase to pay and tax.

  • Contribute to the monthly closings of Group Operations UK and especially the 2021 year-end closing
  • Contributes to a timely production and reliability of the financial statements and tax declarations
  • Ensure compliance with UK accounting rules and group's internal control rules
  • Help with account reconciliations and journal entries preparation (general ledger, subledgers, banks)
  • Review and correction of shared service centers entries
  • Produce bank reconciliations
  • Assist in analyzing balance sheets and other accounting and tax reports
  • Help to fill in tax returns
  • Assist in justifying accounts
  • Provide management with on time & relevant accounting data




  • Possess strong accounting (fixed assets management, AP & AR, provisions, banks, P&L and cut-off principles, general knowledge of UK accounting rules) & tax skills
  • Strong experience with ERP (Oracle-Peoplesoft) and excel



  • Communication
  • Responsiveness
  • Ethical
  • Ability to work in a remote team
  • Ability to drive results in a fast-paced/deadline-oriented environment
  • Resourceful, creative problem solver with a "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently
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