Group MI and Planning Accountant

Recruiter
The Phoenix Group
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
31 Mar 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Group MI and Planning Accountant
£50,000 to £60,000 + 10% Bonus & Excellent Benefits

Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of being a key figure in a team of technical experts, responsible for the preparation of financial and non-financial information to senior management through the provision of timely, insightful, relevant and reliable consolidated five-year plan, forecasts, reverse stress testing and monthly Management Information through the use of a well-controlled and accurate general ledger.

Phoenix Group is the UK’s largest specialist consolidator of Closed Life Assurance funds. A member of the FTSE 250 Index, with a premium listing on the LSE and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers’ for the last 6 consecutive years, we have 6.1 million policyholders and assets under management of £74 billion, including the recently acquired Abbey Life and AXA Wealth businesses.

The Role

Reporting to the Group MI & Planning Manager, responsible for producing consolidated plans, forecasts and monthly MI on IFRS, solvency and cash-flow bases, ensuring the provision of relevant, reliable, insightful and timely information for decision making. In addition, there will be a focus on the following:

-Providing input into the planning and forecasting instructions and timetabling for the Divisions in a timely and concise manner
-To produce and document the Group reverse stress testing results, assessing both qualitatively and quantitatively, numerous single and combined sensitivities, to determine Group risk of breaching key financial metrics
-Proactively engaging other members of the team and the department to establish, manage and improve processes for identifying, monitoring, quantifying, reporting and forecasting variances including analysis of the key drivers behind the results (including identifying trends and variations)
-Suggesting and implementing control and efficiency improvements
-Ensuring a high quality of content and consistent presentation across all reports issued by the team. This includes process documentation and completion of audit files to support the annual operating plan and quarterly refreshes

The Person

With a sound practical knowledge of life assurance reporting activities and a broad understanding of life assurance and fund management businesses, you must be a qualified accountant, able to combine proven technical expertise, with a fair degree of relevant experience. In addition, we also expect you to be a first-class communicator, with high level analytical skills, who can demonstrate the ability to consistently produce good quality, technically accurate, and professionally presented management information.

In return, you can look forward to a great package, excellent conditions and a superb working environment, plus the chance to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company.

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Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 4th April 2018

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