Accounting Consultant - Fixed Term (hybrid)

Date Opened: May 18, 2023

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

About Us


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight).


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 






Belfast/ Derry-Londonderry



Your role in the team


We are currently seeking Fixed Term cover for an Accounting Analyst role to support our growing financial footprint in Northern Ireland. The Fixed Term would begin between approx. Mid July / Mid August 2023 for approx. 10 months. 


The team supports the vehicle service contract segment and offers a unique opportunity to see the business from start to finish.  Team members will learn about our products, sales channels, and claim handling; see how customer transactions flow into the accounting records and financial statements; and get exposure to the service contract and P&C insurance industries.


The role will participate in the monthly close, preparing account reconciliations and coordinating with internal and external providers.   The analyst will have daily interaction with the business unit and suppliers to assure transactions are completed and appropriately recorded.



Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


  • Apply accounting principles and concepts to business transactions
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations and analysis
  • Execute financial controls in support of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements
  • Coordinate accounting transactions with internal and external business partners
  • Prepare month-end closing entries and analysis to assure completion and accuracy of results
  • Participate in special projects to support accounting and business unit initiatives



So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • A degree level qualification (or equivalent) in Finance, Economics, Accountancy, or similar discipline
    • Or a degree in a non-finance related discipline but supported with a post-graduate qualification within a finance or accountancy related discipline and at least 2 years experience in a Finance / Accountancy role. 
  • 2 years’ experience in a Finance/Accountancy role



We also have some desirable criteria


  • Obtained or working towards finance qualification
  • Experience with SAP or other data warehouse
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Excel e.g. pivot tables, V-look ups and macros
  • Applicants must be willing and eligible to travel to the USA


What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 & 2022 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.



Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 2nd June 2023