Central Companies Accountant Central Companies Accountant …

M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Apr 20
M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 01 Apr 20
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Permanent Opportunity based in our Edinburgh office for Qualified Accountants

The Role:

An opportunity exists for the appointment of Central Companies Accountant within the M&G Financial Reporting Team. The team are responsible for Financial Reporting for the Corporate Centre Entities and are accountable for the production of all financial and capital reporting for the Central Corporate entities, including M&G plc. The financial reporting is for statutory and regulatory purposes, as well as internally for the business, and covers solo entities and M&G Prudential Group submissions. The key output from this role will be clarity and transparency around financial performance and financial position with clear communication in a timely manner to all key stakeholders:

Key Responsibilities for this role:

Maintaining monthly ledgers for the M&G plc Central Companies including recharges, and running month end process
Quarterly posting in HFM for the MGP Central Companies on an IFRS & SII basis
Preparation of analytical review on a quarterly basis for MGP Central Companies
Preparation of IFRS financial statements and liaison with auditors for MGP Central Companies
Establishment and preparation of process and controls documentation, including the updating and maintenance of documents. Ensuring relevant controls operate effectively throughout the year.
Liaising and providing information and schedules to actuaries, in support of SII requirements
Monitoring/overseeing invoicing process for the MGP Central companies in regards to recharges on a monthly basis.
Accounting for and posting entries for PSPS pension scheme in MGP Central Companies
Accounting for and posting entries for SBP in MGP Central Companies
Maintaining and updating Group Debt workbooks and Debt accounting (including posting into Sun ledger)
Providing information and support for the Annual Reports and Accounts for half year and year end for M&G plc
Maintaining and updating Lease schedules and accounting (including posting into Sun ledger) for the Service entity
Provide IFRS technical support and become matter expert 
Keep up to date with the latest accounting and business developments
Ad hoc tasks and participation in ad hoc projects
Maintain a good relationship with MGP Group Finance, M&G, Pru UK, Auditors and other parts of the MGP business

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Qualified accountant, preferably with PQE in a financial reporting environment
An ability to manage tightly controlled processes
Experience in designing and operating financial reporting controls
Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to work accurately under pressure
Strong analytical skills with an ability to analyse and present results
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong Excel Skills
An ability to work within a team environment
An ability identify problems and drive to follow them through to resolution
Asset management industry experience a definite advantage
Experience of Hyperion and SUN an advantage

Recruiter:   Emma Pryde