Finance Placement Opportunity 2022

Date Opened: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, 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). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


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



Your role in the team


We are on the lookout for talented finance undergraduate Accounting Analyst to join us for year-in-industry placement opportunity starting in Summer 2022. The successful applicant will join our growing innovative corporate accounting team who deliver quality reporting, working at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model.


In Corporate Accounting we're a collection of unique individuals who come together as one team to deliver results, develop and implement comprehensive solutions and share learnings. We are ambitious, analytical and continuously improve our ways of working, leaving things better than how we find them. We thrive in a supportive working culture where we recognise each other for the work we do, we win together.


We are critical to the control environment. We are agile, using innovative solutions we deliver value to our customers. We challenge ideas to leverage collective expertise and create the best path forward. 


We love what we do, we develop each other, and we have a lot of fun!



Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)


  • Post and prepare monthly journals across teams.
  • Prepare and process wire transfers across teams.
  • Actively participate in the month end close including preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations, account rollforwards, and other supporting schedules as necessary
  • Quarterly/Annual Statutory preparation of schedules and exhibits
  • Participate in process improvement projects
  • Review documented procedures for accuracy/completeness, update as necessary
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including auditors.
  • Innovate and collaborate with teams both in Northern Ireland and Chicago




So, what are the essential criteria to apply?



  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • Currently a second-year student
  • Candidates must be currently sitting on a 2.1 average to date in a school of management degree pathway in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar discipline
  • Analytical skills.
  • Applicants must provide a full list of module marks from their first year, and any current year to date, at application stage. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of the application.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system a plus
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants must be willing and eligible to travel to the USA



*Should we receive an unprecedented level of applications, we reserve the right to heighten our shortlisting criteria. *



Placement Students who successfully complete their one-year placement with Allstate Northern Ireland may be made conditional offers of permanent employment with Allstate at the end of their placement. These positions will commence post-graduation and will be subject to the student securing a minimum 2.1 classification in their IT degree or a Commendation in their Master’s Degree.





What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 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 Monday 1st November 2021