Finance Governance Partner

Seymour John
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Governance Partner


£40-50,000 + Bonus + BUPA + Pension + 27 holidays

The Business:

Originally founded in 1963, our client is a life and pensions company that buys and administers closed books of business purchased from other companies. Built on a 2000-strong team with a wide range of skills and experience, there's one constant running through the business - 'Change'. If you join the team you will have opportunity to drive our growth and progress through your own success. They have an outstanding track record in moving finance people around their business to develop their experience and capabilities. Their Telford location is a few minutes’ walk from the train station, or adjacent to Junction 5 of the M54, making it very accessible.

The Opportunity:

•The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the 1st line of defence in the company's governance model for Finance and financial reporting. You will be responsible for embedding the company's risk management framework in Finance, working closely with key stakeholders in operational risk, group governance and internal audit, and promoting good control-related behaviours.

•Your key responsibilities will include supporting management's risk assessment, managing the self-assessment cycle to evidence existence of and compliance with controls and support the timely and accurate reporting of risks, operational events and issues within Finance. You will be expected to provide support to Finance including the delivery of training and the provision of MI and will be responsible for one other member of staff.

•You will also be responsible for managing the 1st line assurance testing program of FRR controls, including planning, delivery and reporting, to support the organisation's objectives.

•Successful candidates would get excellent exposure to the rest of Finance and would provide a good opportunity to build relationships outside of Finance.

Skills & Experience Needed:

·A good understanding of the principles of risk management are essential.

·You will be able to manage internal and external customers and have experience of managing staff.

·Effective communication skills are required, including written and oral presentation, engaging customers and stakeholders.

·Excellent organisational skills are necessary.

·Suitable for a qualified accountant with 1-2 PQE or a non-qualified accountant with significant experience in Finance, risk management or working in a regulatory environment

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