Lloyds Banking Group

Manager - Finance Controls Office

13 May 2024
27 May 2024
Lloyds Banking Group
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Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
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JOB TITLE: Manager - Finance Controls Office

SALARY: £62,874 - £69,860

LOCATION: Bristol or Edinburgh

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days a week) in either our Bristol or Edinburgh office.

About this opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the newly formed Finance Control Office within Group Finance Risk. We're a team of around 50 colleagues within Central Finance who provide guidance to our finance teams in the application of the Group Risk Management Framework. We're also responsible for providing Assurance over Group wide Financial Reporting processes.

We're on an exciting journey and there couldn't be a better time to join us. We're putting in place a fresh operating model for non-financial risk management across the Group, empowering our people to take end-to-end accountability for managing the risks they face. We're building a team where our colleagues are valued and supported to become experts in what they do and grow their careers. We want colleagues to feel connected to our Group strategy and understand how their role fits into it supporting Finance deliver its objectives for Non-Financial risk safely.

The role provides a perfect opportunity to use your expertise and natural desire for change to help evolve our approach to assurance, including the use of digital tools to support the delivery of our SOX testing.

Being able to respond to internal and external change will also be a key element of the role and will position us well to influence the ongoing (Group Strategic) Finance Transformation programme.

As a Manager within the Control office, you'll help support our drive to strengthen our wider financial control environment and also provide support on risk and control matters across the end-to-end business processes including Finance.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Play a key role in the delivery of the Group's SOX assurance testing programme
  • Use judgement to make assessments on allocated control testing assignments across a range of business areas and sharing business insights with the GFR team and wider Finance Risk Business Partners.
  • Challenge existing approaches and build on the quality of our assurance processes, identifying, recommending, and delivering on areas for improvement, including through the use of technology.
  • Actively participate in supporting the agenda on purpose, priorities, people and engagement within Group Finance Risk.

About Us

We're on an exciting journey to transform our Group and the way

we're shaping finance for good. We're focusing on the future, investing in our technologies, workplaces, and colleagues to make our Group a great place for everyone. Including you.

What You'll need:

We're looking for a risk professional, ideally with a qualification and experience in a related field (audit, risk management, accounting) or, alternatively, having gained expertise through experience in a related function along with:

  • A passion for understanding risk and control, and delivery of SOX assurance testing, ideally in relation to financial services
  • Experience in delivery of insight, challenge and advice whilst building collaborative relationships across the Group
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to work with people at all levels to meet shared objectives.
  • Ability to understand and assimilate different sources of data and complex information to effectively problem solve and make control assessments.
  • Expertise in understanding Financial Reporting Risk with the skillset to challenge risk and control owners on the end to end management of risk within a Finance landscape.

And any experience in these areas would be really useful:

  • Using technology enabled solutions to improve quality and efficiency of controls testing or other day to day activities
  • Understanding control environments related to IT business applications and infrastructure in financial services
  • Supporting control optimisation, testing and monitoring activities

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it's why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We're disability confident. So if you'd like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • Up to 30 days' holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

If you're excited by the thought of becoming part of our Group Finance Risk team, get in touch. We'd love to hear from you