Senior Financial Analyst

Sanderson Recruitment
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
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


  • 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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