The Accountant will report to the Senior Accounting Manager Financial Reporting and will represent the Accounting Teams on the implementation of a new Oracle General Ledger, other new technology and processes, and IFRS 17 more generally.
The Financial Reporting Teams provide all the Group, Statutory and Regulatory reporting for the Life Insurance Entities. The role requires a qualified accountant, with a wide range of Finance Specialisms and a detailed understanding of IFRS and Solvency II reporting metrics. They will be responsible for supporting the detailed requirements and testing of the financial reporting requirements are implemented into the new system ad these are succesfully embedded back into the business as usual teams. The role holder will be responsible for identifying opportunities to simplify and improve current practices in order to maximise the value from the technology investment.
There are 2 x 12 month fixed term contract Accountant opportunities which can be based in Edinburgh/Stirling/London.
Key Responsibilities for this role:
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, customers outcomes and a reduction in M&G's operational risk.
Deliver robust technical analysis and testing to support the programme deliver its objectives
Support Operational and Project plans in order to deliver the robust solution in line with other business priorities such as BAU, working closely with BAU teams
Ensure appropriate controls are embedded into the processes and appropriate documentation to audit standard is signed off by the business prior to go live
Ensure colleagues in Financial Reporting are kept up to date with progress on the programme and what is required from them
Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Detailed knowledge of relevant regulatory and legal requirements and ability to adapt quickly to changes
Knowledge of financial services regulatory frameworks In depth knowledge of financial accounting requirements for IFRS and Solvency II
Strong Knoweldge of how governance, risk and compliance procedures impact the company. Strong Stakeholder management skills
Experience of working on large corporate programmes