Financial Control & Risk Accountant

  • £50,000 - £62,000 + 10% On Target Bonus + Comprehensive Benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Phoenix Group
  • 04 Oct 17 2017-10-04

Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of being a key figure in a small team of responsible for maintaining the Risk and Control environment, summarising results of the quarterly risk and control assessment process.

£50,000 - £62,000 + 10% On Target Bonus + Comprehensive Benefits

Based City of London, St Paul’s EC4M 8BU

Permanent Position

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Phoenix Group is the UK’s largest specialist consolidator of Closed Life Assurance funds. A member of the FTSE 250 Index, with a premium listing on the LSE and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for the last 6 consecutive years, we have 6.1 million policyholders and assets under management of £74 billion, including the recently acquired Abbey Life and AXA Wealth businesses.

Based in our Group Finance team in London and reporting to the Senior Group Finance Risk and Control Manager, your role will focus on maintaining the Risk and Control environment, summarising results of the quarterly risk and control assessment process, preparing key stakeholders for assessments, reviewing and challenging the assessments, performing assurance testing, and agreeing actions to result in continual improvement to the environment.

You will have great exposure to the senior management team and the opportunity to work on other projects depending on the needs of the business. The role is positioned well for either an individual making their first move from practice to industry or an Internal Auditor / Risk professional with existing financial services experience from industry.

The role will involve:

  • Assessing current documentation to support the risk and control environment to ensure that it is fit for purpose
  • Reviewing and challenging the Group Finance teams’ local control activities to ensure appropriate controls in place to support the compliance with the policy minimum control standards
  • Performing controls assurance testing, summarising results and drafting review reports
  • Identifying issues in the risk and control environment, agreeing effective actions with stakeholders and influencing closure of the actions
  • Be responsible to monitor action progress via the Group Finance issue management
  • Timely and high quality reporting including Risk and Control Management Information, Risk Governance reporting, and Assurance Reporting

You will need to:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Possess strong risk knowledge and experience
  • Have financial services sector experience (industry or practice) with a preference for Life and Pensions exposure

In return, you can look forward to a great package, excellent conditions and a superb working environment, plus the chance to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company.

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Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 11th October 2017