Financial Reporting Accountant (12 month secondment / fixed term)
M&G plc
Edinburgh
3d ago

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We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to : Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best How do we support our employees : All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

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Role Context : This role provides an exciting opportunity for a dynamic accountant to support the ongoing evolution of the M&G plc Group Reporting team.

  • The role will play a key part in contributing to the process that underpins the overall preparation and delivery of the Group’s financial reporting, including a broad range of responsibilities such as the preparation of IFRS disclosure notes;
  • contributing to papers for Audit Committee and other governance forums; reporting quarterly management information to the Board;
  • and involvement in technical accounting decisions and analysis. Work Level Accountabilities : Experienced Colleague Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills / experience built through significant practical experience or training For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations Key Responsibilities of the role include : Supporting the Group Financial Reporting Manager in the overall production of the Group’s consolidated financial statements and other external reporting Supporting or leading the delivery of other external and internal financial reporting Production of sections of papers required to be prepared for the M&G plc Board, Group Audit Committee and other governance forums on aspects relating to the Group reporting process To support the implementation of new accounting standards and contribute to the delivery of other finance change projects that impact the Group reporting process To liaise with the external auditors, ensuring that timescales are communicated and agreed and the auditors’ requirements are met to ensure timely completion of their work To maintain effective working relationships with other teams across M&G Finance, ensuring that Group reporting needs are communicated, understood and met Work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment, customer outcomes and a reduction in M&G’s operational risk Supporting continuous improvement through routine and bespoke analyses Supporting the programme with detailed accounting analysis This role is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic accountant to drive the ongoing evolution of the M&G plc Group Reporting team.

  • The role will play a key part in contributing to the process that underpins the overall preparation and delivery of the Group’s financial reporting, including a broad range of responsibilities such as the preparation of IFRS disclosure notes;
  • contributing to papers for Audit Committee and other governance forums; reporting quarterly management information to the Board;
  • and involvement in technical accounting decisions and analysis. Knowledge & Experience : To ensure your success in this role you will be / have : An accountancy qualification (e.

    g. CA, ACA, ACCA) with significant post-qualified experience Detailed knowledge of IFRS and Solvency II reporting Detailed knowledge of financial and regulatory reporting requirements and associated legal frameworks It is desirable for the candidate to have : Significant experience in the production and delivery of financial reporting in a life insurance or asset management organisation Experience in implementing new accounting standards Knowledge of general ledger, consolidation and reporting systems Good knowledge of industry trends, best practice and developments, good networks / links with external bodies and individuals in the same field Additional Personal and Technical Skills : Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and with the ability to communicate and present complex issues simply across all levels Able to apply logic and problem solving to complex accounting problems Highly analytical and skilled problem solver, with a strong commercial mind-set, and the ability to distil complex ideas or problems into simple, effective plans and solutions Proactive self-starter who takes ownership, and has a strong track record for delivery Ability to manage tensions and conflicts to achieve outcomes that work for all parties Work Level : Experienced Colleague Recruiter Name : Matt Campbell Closing Date : 10th April 2022 We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to : Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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