Senior Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Sanderson Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst to join the FP&A team within Royal London's head office in Gracechurch St.

The FP&A team produces and communicates analysis, management information, planning and forecasting for the RLAM business and Royal London Group.

Purpose of role:

  • To contribute to the Financial Planning and Analysis ('FP&A') team
  • To provide well-considered analysis and MI that contributes to the understanding of the financials and profitability of the business for use by RLAM senior management
  • To drive change and improvement, to add value and to think proactively to pre-empt questions and user requirements.

Management Information

  • Prepare the monthly P&L and supporting commentary to be used for presentation to the FD
  • Own detailed analysis of elements of the IFRS P&L, clearly articulating the drivers behind variances against plan, prior periods and forecast to facilitate a better understanding
  • Improve the provision of monthly management information to the RLAM board and Royal London group, leveraging the new Hyperion/Essbase system capabilities
  • Own monthly headcount reporting and analysis, liaising with HR and the Business Partner
  • Produce monthly cost centre reporting for use by business heads

Planning & Forecasting

  • Working with other members of the FP&A team, produce the annual 5-year business plan, under both IFRS and EEV reporting standards
  • Leverage Hyperion Planning for the annual plan and regular forecasting
  • Develop planning and forecasting processes in line with 'best in class' Finance functions
  • Contribute to the production of supporting analysis and robust output files for on-going variance analysis.

Process Improvement / Reengineering

  • Working with other members of the FP&A team, develop Finance processes to fully utilise new systems, automate and maximise efficiency
  • Continually develop analysis produced by the FP&A team to add value to the business.

Assets & Flows

  • Own monthly assets and flows from the data through to the calculation of the revenue impacts and ExCo commentary
  • Convert base data into usable reports and trends with a solid understanding of underlying movements
  • Develop and own the analysis of market movements

Projects Accounting & Reporting

  • In support of the Finance Manager, own the clear and concise reporting of project expenses, working with RL Group to ensure correct accounting on a monthly basis
  • Provide support to project managers on financial matters within the business.

Profitability Reporting

  • Working with the Finance Manager, contribute to the development of sustainable and repeatable profitability modelling, to include fund, client and desk analysis
  • Provide insightful analysis to the business in order to support decision making, presenting results and key assumptions clearly

Risk

  • Responsible for owning the risks faced by their business area, managing the control framework and implementing and embedding all elements of the Risk Management System (RMS)
  • Clearly understands the link between the Group Strategy and the Risk Strategy & Appetite Framework (RAF)
  • Deliver business plans and operates within risk appetite, ensuring risk based decisions are evidenced and taken at all times
  • Ensures Emerging risks are identified and communicated through to local Risk committee and Emerging Risk forum

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA)
  • Experience of working in MI, business partnering or management accounting functions, ideally within asset management
  • Dynamic with a willingness to challenge and contribute to change
  • Advanced Excel modelling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of dealing with senior managers within the business

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