We are recruiting for an experienced Accountant to join our Risk, Controls & Oversight team in Finance Operations. As part of a busy and collaborative team, you will provide oversight across all Regulated Life Company entities, supporting the delivery of accurate and timely risk & controls MI to senior stakeholders. This role would suit someone who has a keen interest in challenging the way we operate and who enjoys working with colleagues across a wide range of teams.
Salary and benefits: Competitive plus 16% bonus up to 32%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave (& option to buy/sell additional days), excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more.
Job Type: Permanent
Location: This role is based in our Wythall (Birmingham) office
Flexible working: All of our roles are open to part-time, job-share and other types of flexibility. We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process.
We are recruiting for an experienced Accountant to join our Risk, Controls & Oversight team in Finance Operations.
Who are we?
We want to be the best place that any of our 6,800 colleagues have ever worked.
We're the UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer our 13 million customers products across our market-leading brands, including Standard Life, SunLife and ReAssure, with c.£310 billion of assets under administration. We're a FTSE 100 organisation that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we're not done yet.
As part of a busy and collaborative team, you'll provide oversight across all Regulated Life Company entities, supporting the delivery of accurate and timely risk & controls MI to senior stakeholders. This role would suit someone who has a keen interest in challenging the way we operate and who enjoys working with colleagues across a wide range of teams. You'll build relationships with external auditors and teams across Line 1, 2 and 3, enabling efficient delivery of risk reviews and audits.
You'll plan and complete high quality assurance reviews around key processes ensuring accuracy and validity of the Company's financial information, using your own experience to identify continuous improvement opportunities.
We'll require you to have excellent collaboration skills as you'll work with the wider teams in Finance Operations to ensure robust and accurate balance sheet control reporting is provide to management alongside articulation of ledger risks and mitigations.
As part of this role you'll also need to ensure control issues or risk incidents are reported and escalated in line with existing governance and that any remediation actions/control improvements are tracked to plan and actioned (where appropriate) across Finance Operations,
Ensure management is clear on the current risks within Finance Operations through submission of quarterly KRIs and delivering on the completion of risk & controls performance scorecards
The role holder will also undertake analysis of Suspense MI from internal and outsourced service providers. You'll also maintain knowledge of the Group Risk Financial Controls & Reporting policy principles and other local controls standards, providing policy guidance to local teams.
This is a fast moving role dealing with regulatory change, you'll need to balance competing priorities and maintain professional skills
What We're Looking For
- Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
- Life & Pensions experience
- Be skilled in stakeholder management, including influencing senior business leaders
- Be a confident communicator
- Be a proactive and collaborative team player who can work on own initiative with limited supervision
What We Offer
We want to hire the whole version of you.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we've advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you.
If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.
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- Find or get answers from our colleagues: www.thephoenixgroup.com/careers/talk-to-us
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