Accountant - 12 month Fixed Term Contract Accountant - 12 month Fixed Term Contract …

M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Accountant - 12 month Fixed Term Contract
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
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). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
The Accountant will report to the Senior Accounting Manager Financial Reporting and will represent the Accounting Teams on the implementation of a new Oracle General Ledger, other new technology and processes, and IFRS 17 more generally. The Financial Reporting Teams provide all the Group, Statutory and Regulatory reporting for the Life Insurance Entities.

The role requires a qualified accountant, with a wide range of Finance Specialisms and a detailed understanding of IFRS and Solvency II reporting metrics. They will be responsible for supporting the detailed requirements and testing of the financial reporting requirements are implemented into the new system ad these are succesfully embedded back into the business as usual teams.

The role holder will be responsible for identifying opportunities to simplify and improve current practices in order to maximise the value from the technology investment.

There are 2 x 12 month fixed term contract Accountant opportunities which can be based in Edinburgh/Stirling/London.

Key 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 for this role:
  • 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, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.
  • Deliver robust technical analysis and testing to support the programme deliver its objectives
  • Support Operational and Project plans in order to deliver the robust solution in line with other business priorities such as BAU, working closely with BAU teams
  • Ensure appropriate controls are embedded into the processes and appropriate documentation to audit standard is signed off by the business prior to go live
  • Ensure colleagues in Financial Reporting are kept up to date with progress on the programme and what is required from them

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant regulatory and legal requirements and ability to adapt quickly to changes
  • Knowledge of financial services regulatory frameworks
  • In depth knowledge of financial accounting requirements for IFRS and Solvency II
  • Strong Knoweldge of how governance, risk and compliance procedures impact the company.
  • Strong Stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of working on large corporate programmes
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Oracle Fusion experience an advantage

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: Emma Pryde
Closing Date: 16th April 2021

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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