Senior Accountant - Statutory Reporting Senior Accountant - Statutory Reporting …

M&G Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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M&G Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Not Specified
M&G Group
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

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.


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

The team is responsible for the financial reporting for M&G’s main trading entities, providing balance sheet financial control and working closely with other areas of M&G Finance, ensuring relationships and high service levels are maintained and enhanced.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:              

Manager or Expert:

  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts in line with accounting standards, encompassing any new accounting frameworks and standards for various entities within the M&G Group
  • Liaising with external auditors for semi-annual audits and regular profit verifications including responding to information requests, queries and justifying accounting treatment adopted
  • Monthly postings into accounting (Sun) general ledger as part of the month end process
  • Responsible for the monthly statutory cost allocation and regular review of drivers in Hyperion
  • Supporting the financial control of M&G Group entities including performing reconciliations where the team has responsibility
  • Review of reconciliations from the wider finance team and considering the integrity of ledger postings for the entities you are responsible for
  • Developing a close working relationship with the wider finance team
  • Preparing regular board reports
  • IFRS technical support including preparing technical papers for new accounting standard adoption, becoming a subject matter expert and supporting the wider finance team with implementation and review
  • Responding to queries and supporting the tax team with various financial reporting matters; providing technical advice when required
  • Review and development of processes and procedures to accommodate business changes and for the enhancement of gaps in financial controls
  • Regular review of work completed by Junior Accountant including annual statutory accounts, monthly profit verification workbooks and board papers
  • Responsible for mentoring support, training, career development and appraisals for Junior Accountant.
  • Keep up to date with the latest accounting and business developments
  • Ad hoc tasks and participation in ad hoc projects

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant, preferably with PQE in a financial reporting environment
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS
  • Strong excel knowledge
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to build good relationships internally and externally
  • Able to use intuitive to solve problems
  • Maintain own professional competence
  • Have excellent technical ability

Work Level:                    MANAGER/EXPERT

Recruiter Name:             Simone Morris

Closing Date:                   13/11/19

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

At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. 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/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.



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