Project Accountant - IT Investment - London

  • GBP55260 - GBP64469 per annum + Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • 26 Sep 16

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Our vision is to make Lloyds Banking Group the best bank for customers. As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and to put customers at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we also need to be the best bank for our colleagues and our communities - and we have a clear strategy in place to make this a reality. We are building on our many strengths: iconic brands, strong heritages and great people. To unlock the great potential in our business, we are becoming more efficient, more transparent, and more responsive to customers. Already the UK's largest community investor, we are giving even more back. Above all, we are putting customers first.

As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, Lloyds Banking Group has a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK.

Our brands, our services and our business span every aspect of banking and finance, including some of the biggest names on the UK's high streets. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first - and achieve our vision of becoming the best bank for customers.

Pipe-lining our talent both now and for the future, we are keen to hear from candidates who are interested in applying for a Project Accountant, IT Investment role, to be based out of our London Office.

As a Qualified accountant, you'll have a great understanding of core financials of a business across P&L, Balance Sheet, Risk and Capital Management. You're likely to be a finance professional with good business knowledge and acumen, IT market awareness and knowledge of the Financial Services sector.

You'll be a natural when it comes to Relationship Management skills, with a proven ability to build networks, challenge, influence and agree actions. You'll be familiar with project change lifecycle, along with knowledge and understanding of technology in a financial services organisation and demonstrate deep understanding of project accounting principles and techniques.

You'll challenge and stretch yourself, helping to drive the business forward and ensuring that Lloyds Banking Group as an organisation continues to progress towards our strategic aim of being the best bank for Customers.

IT Finance comprises a commercially focused team of 72 finance professionals primarily located within London, but also Bristol, Halifax and Edinburgh. The team is structured to mirror the Group IT business with teams dedicated to supporting the IT Operating Committee members.

Divisional CIOs are responsible for providing high class, cost effective IT services and transformation in support of divisional strategy. This is a key role within the IT Finance team. The CIO Finance teams are responsible for controlling and driving the cost effective and efficient performance of a collective cost base in excess of £1.5B and c.10,000 FTE. Colleagues in these teams will be qualified; demonstrate commercial acumen, stakeholder management skills and presence; and ideally have experience of managing a complex, multi-million £, dynamic cost base against challenging cost targets at detail project level rather than portfolio. They will be able to create collaborative relationships and influence key business stakeholders (and support Senior colleagues influencing to director level, deputising when necessary) to deliver strategic objectives and commercial outcomes through innovative financial insight, control and interventions.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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In return you'll also enjoy the advantage of a comprehensive, award-winning benefits package - a portion of which is designed to be tailored by you. We offer you the flexibility to choose cash, or take your pick from all kinds of benefits, including a contributory pension scheme, car/or allowance, private medical insurance and retail discounts. You'll also benefit from a range of excellent opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work for a leading player in the UK financial services industry.