• Competitive
  • Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • M&G Prudential
  • 2019-04-21

Finance Systems Specialist

  • Full time
  • Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 19

Finance Systems Specialist

Working with M&G Prudential as a Finance System Specialist means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance System Specialist to join the expanding M&G Prudential UK Asset Data Management team, due to the de-merger from Prudential Group. The role will be based in Craigforth/Edinburgh.

M&G Prudential UK has invested assets with a number of Investment Providers, and the information from these assets is required for a variety of purposes within Finance including Modelling, General Ledger, Cash Flow Matching and Financial Reporting disclosures. This role centres on the maintenance and enhancement of the core Asset Data System, supporting delivery, reconciliation and reporting on all aspects of M&G Prudential UK Asset Data. It therefore offers the opportunity to work on a large variety of interesting and challenging tasks, ultimately ensuring a solid control framework around the Asset Data. Through the performance of this role you will instrumental in supporting the timely and accurate provision of regulatory Asset Data reporting to the PRA. To complement the existing team, we are ideally looking for someone with proven Asset Data knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity to widen your knowledge and develop both your technical and softer skills. You will regularly work with a range of stakeholders and management across the business on a wide-range of deliverables and projects.

Key responsibilities of this role include the following
  • Delivering quality reporting and supporting analysis to internal and external stakeholders
  • Interrogation and analysis of large complex datasets
  • Maintenance and performance of strong data control checks ensuring quality output and clear audit trails
  • Regular system administration and maintenance tasks to support monthly/quarterly reporting cycle
  • Participate in evaluating the system impact of new data requests & regulatory changes
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for process improvements
  • Interpretation and updating of Technical Specifications and associated procedures
To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes
  • Attention to detail and strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to progress multiple work items concurrently, prioritising appropriately
  • Comfortable to constructively challenge and influence a range of peers and stakeholders
  • Ability to take complex and ambiguous problems and quickly generate practical solutions
  • An effective team player, able to provide advice, share knowledge, and deliver training to others.
Preferred areas of knowledge and experience would include the following
  • Working knowledge of asset data and reporting processes would be advantageous
  • Experience operating controls and implementing process improvements
  • Some awareness or familiarity of Solvency II QRT Reporting
  • Awareness of financial services legislator and regulatory frameworks
  • Awareness of IFRS and Solvency II Reporting requirements
  • Specific knowledge on Derivatives, including both OTC and ETD would be desirable
People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Recruiter : Hannah Macmillan
Location: Craigforth/Edinburgh