Consolidation Accountant

Expiring today

M&G plc.
19 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role:

We are recruiting a Consolidation Accountant on a permanent basis to begin working remotely and then a blend of home based and office working from either our Edinburgh or Stirling office.

This role will be integral to establishing the consolidation process for M&G Plc and production of the financial information for the new Group’s reporting. Reporting to the Head of Group Consolidation, this is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic accountant to be involved in establishing the financial reporting for a new listed group.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Preparation of the Group’s consolidated results, including review of BU inputs, eliminations and consolidation adjustments
  • Support the preparation of the Group IFRS financial statements, including ownership of a number of notes to the accounts produced to auditable standards
  • Support the preparation of the Group’s Solvency 2 consolidated balance sheet and reporting, including ownership of selected quarterly and annual QRTs
  • Support the Group consolidation system and change processes
  • Utilise the Group’s asset data store to produce Group asset reporting outputs as required
  • Contribute to the response to ad-hoc requests from external parties such as the PRA and ratings agencies
  • Support the delivery of finance change projects that impact on the consolidation process, including user acceptance testing of any changes •
  • Support the delivery of initiatives required to ensure Group reporting processes meet all reporting and control requirements of a newly listed plc
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships within M&G finance and the wider finance community
  • 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, customer outcomes and a reduction in M&G Plc’s operational risk

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • You’ll be a qualified Accountant with a strong knowledge of financial reporting regulatory requirements and legislatory frameworks
  • Knowledge, expertise and experience in reporting â€" IFRS and SII required
  • Experience of dealing with complex transactions and associated accounting
  • Experience of the production and delivery of consolidation processes in a life and pensions or other financial services organisation would be advantageous
  • Experience of using finance reporting systems (such as HFM) to produce financial results (desired)
  • Some experience of finance change programmes, including technology implementations (desired)
  • Highly analytical and skilled problem solver, with a strong commercial mind-set, and the ability to distil complex ideas or problems into simple, effective plans and solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence effectively with productive, successful relationships with demanding stakeholders
  • Ability to assess, react quickly and decisively to problems, taking tough decisions where needed or escalating issues as appropriate

Work Level: Experienced Colleague

Recruiter Name: Emma Pryde

Closing Date: 14th September 2020