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Financial Reporting Accountant - International Markets

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Based in London, the Financial Reporting Accountant for International Market's (IM) is responsible for the delivery of financial reporting obligations in line with Group reporting obligations and in compliance with the Group Financial Control Framework.

Role Responsibility


  • Build trusted relationships with all relevant stakeholders across IM and other business units and Bupa Group Finance.

Statutory and other reporting

  • Assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly consolidated financial results (actuals) in support of Group Reporting requirements including review of submissions
  • Assist in review of quarterly and annual regulatory reporting submissions under SII and prepare consolidated submissions
  • Assist in preparation of consolidated financial plans for IM and its business units
  • Prepare statutory and management and regulatory reporting and assist the audit process for these companies, including maintaining general ledgers and appropriate reconciliations.
  • Assist in review of balance sheets and associated oversight controls on a regular basis.
  • Assist in preparation of statements for Board / Exco review as required, including local reporting entities that IM are responsible for.

Controls and compliance

  • Support the implementation of a best practice financial control framework across the IM Finance & Governance organisation. 
  • Work with local business units to ensure effectiveness, quality and compliance to the financial control framework. Assist with ongoing monitoring of control compliance.
  • Demonstrate compliance with applicable laws and statutory accounting regulations.


  • Assist with the maintenance of charts of accounts, reporting entity structures
  • Investigate and resolve queries on submissions from within IM and Centre teams
  • Support the business units and IM finance teams in providing training and guidance as necessary on systems and reporting processes.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Post graduate qualification / Membership of recognised professional body.
  • Strong academic history.
  • Professional with relevant transferable skills gained from working within large multinational or complex organisations.
  • Demonstrated high calibre financial understanding and capability, with a clear commercial awareness.
  • A track record of personal and career growth through exceeding expectations and objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills with a proven ability to bridge financial knowledge-gaps.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience, building and strengthening relationships within the business at all levels.
  • Adaptable to business change and a fast paced environment with a growth agenda.
  • Experience working in insurance will be viewed favourably, however is not essential for candidates able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and transferability.

About the Company

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

As a leading global health and care company, we offer health insurance, medical subscription and other health and care funding products; we run care homes, retirement and care villages, primary care, diagnostic and wellness centres, hospitals and dental clinics. We also provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and long-term condition management services. We have 32M customers globally. With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose. We employ 84,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and Chile, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, and the USA.

We have grown significantly, particularly through 2013 to 2015, when we accelerated execution of our strategic vision. We are similar in revenue and profit to Marks & Spencer, and larger than Heinz in revenue. Because Bupa does not have shareholders it does not have a listing, but if it did it would be in the FTSE 100. Bupa is not a mutual or a charity but a company limited by guarantee that seeks to maximise its profits in order to fulfil its purpose. With customers in virtually every country in the world and 70% of its revenues now generated outside the UK, Bupa is a truly international organisation.

Our People

Bupa believes that the growth and performance of our leaders and our people is the single biggest pathway to fulfilling our purpose (longer, healthier, happier lives) and delivering Bupa's strategic priorities. We have a leadership framework called “Bupa Leaders Are” which sets out what great leadership looks like at Bupa. Leaders are called upon to grow themselves, to grow others, to grow the business, and fulfil our purpose: longer, healthier, happier, lives. We are looking for individuals who are capable of delivering extraordinary business outcomes.

International Markets

Bupa’s International Markets (IM) unit has 16 million customers across all continents around the world. It manages a portfolio of businesses, including a large international health insurance, travel insurance and medical assistance business called Bupa Global, as well as established domestic health insurance businesses in Hong Kong and Brazil, two associate health insurance companies in Saudi Arabia (34.25% Bupa ownership) and India (49% Bupa ownership), and Hong Kong’s largest private clinic network.  

Bupa Global

Bupa Global provides products and services worldwide to people who want access to premium health and care at home or as they study, live, travel or work abroad. We provide international health insurance, travel insurance and medical assistance to individuals, small businesses and global corporate customers all around the world.

Bupa Global has over 1,800 employees and has offices in London and Brighton (UK), Miami (USA), Copenhagen (Denmark), Hong Kong (Greater China), and Dubai (UAE), as well as in Egypt, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Panama, Guatemala and Ecuador. Bupa Global is currently organised around five regional hubs: Bupa Global Africa, India & Middle East; Bupa Global Greater China; Bupa Global Latin America; Bupa Global North America and Bupa Global Europe.

Application process:

Timescales for reviewing applications will differ between regions, but you will always receive a response to your application. The recruitment process itself will vary per role and region, but you will be updated along the way via phone and email (so please look out for these!). To view what stage of the process your application is currently at, you can also log in and view your dashboard.

If you are invited to an interview, a member of the resourcing team will be able to advise you on what to expect. This will vary in region, but will likely include an initial phone or digital interview, followed by one or more of the following depending on the role: Core capability interview; Technical/function specific interview; Online profiling assessment; Presentation, written task, role play; Assessment centre.

If your application is successful and you’re invited to join the team, the resourcing team will guide you through your on boarding journey.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to attend an interview, please do not hesitate to contact us prior to the interview at bupaglobalcareers@bupa.com, so we can make adjustments accordingly.

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