Finance Analyst (FTC)
Legal & General Group
Cardiff, GB
10d ago
  • Company Info
  • We take pride in being there for our customers. We help them deal with whatever life has in store and support them in achieving financial security;
  • and that’s thanks to the talented and dedicated people who work with us. For us, social responsibility’ is not just a buzzword.

    It defines us and runs through everything we do for our customers and as an employer. And working with us, you’ll get a competitive reward package and have the flexibility and autonomy to deliver your personal, business and career goals.

  • Department Info
  • From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad.

    Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

    Allocated Expenses

  • Reporting. Assist with the delivery of the expense allocation month end to the divisional finance teams within agreed timescales;
  • ensuring the integrity and robustness of the data; processing allocation rule changes, reconciliations, upload volume data, provision of MI and month end reports.

    Forecasting & Planning. Assist with forecast and planning processes, drafting forecast and planning timetable, maintaining KPIs, processing all allocation rule changes, provision of MI data and loading of volume data provided by Operational areas.

    Expense and Allocation Model

    Advocacy. Promote the system, utilising good levels of knowledge to develop the user community for maximum efficiency and usage.

    Take ownership of setting best practise and working closely with the divisional finance teams on system usage and reports.

    Financial Controls. Work within a strong control framework, assisting with reviewing and updating process documentation.

    Perform checks both internally and with business partners to ensure accuracy and consistency within the allocation model.

    Business Partnering. Work collaboratively with the business partners to strengthen business partnering links and understanding of the core expense volume drivers impacting the allocated expenses.

    Development Identifying opportunities for process improvement, adding and maintaining them on the continuous improvement log and processing them through to execution.

    Assist with the improvements for expense allocation processes and the ongoing development of the company-wide expense planning tool.

    Teamwork. Work collaboratively both within the team and with other stakeholders to manage multiple priorities and ensure delivery targets are met.

    Treating Customers Fairly. Ensure that the appropriate Finance MI, process and systems are in place to provide support to the product divisions so that customers are treated fairly in line with Legal & General’s Customer Experience and TCF policy.

    Qualifications :

    ACCA / CIMA studier / part qualified

    A degree is desirable but not essential if comparable experience in an analytical finance role can be demonstrated.

    Knowledge : Intermediate Excel

    Intermediate Excel

    A general awareness of UK GAAP and an understanding of the ethical framework for finance professionals

    A general understanding of the financial service sector, its key regulators and the nature of long term insurance business.

    A good understanding of process integrity and task dependency in complex processes sufficient to propose design options, audit, test and understand the constraints of complex spreadsheet and database models.

    Skills :

    Good desktop skills particularly Excel - with the ability to gather data from a number of complex systems, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

    Good finance system skills particularly on Oracle ledger systems and MI reporting tools with the ability to integrate and assess data for validity and onward reporting

    Good written and verbal communication

    Ability to interpret numerical data and understand business metrics in the context of allocated expenses.

  • Benefits
  • Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you.

    Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 22 days’ (with potential to rise to 26 days) holiday, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

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