Financial Reporting Systems Consultant

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
Norwich
Posted
20 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Norwich OR York BASED

This is an notable opportunity for an expert platform specialist, playing a leading role in the development and support of business-critical financial reporting platforms across global markets. This role can be based in either of our Norwich or York offices.

This role is a 12 month Fixed-term contract.

The role sits within the Financial Reporting Systems Development team aligned to IT Business Partner for Finance. We report into Corporate Functions CIO who is responsible for the entire technology service end to end for Aviva functions globally.

You'll collaboratively work within an Agile (Scrum) feature team to deliver technology solutions that will drive forward Aviva’s IFRS / Solvency II platforms. Your assignments will be of large / high complexity and might be across programmes or projects. The systems have a global reach and at the moment our team service:
* 1 Group with circa 120 reporting units
* 23 Solo entities which include UK Life, UK GI, Mixer, Aviva Investors, France, Poland, Italy, Canada, Asia
* 33 Ring-fenced funds/ MAPs

This role involves working on multiple applications (SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation, SAP Disclosure Management, SAP Financial Information Management, SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence), hosted both on premise and in AWS Cloud environment - with the majority of our run and change work is done by our internal IT teams based in York, Norwich, Warsaw and London.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Outcomes

Analyse, develop and test IT systems to ensure compliance with IFRS and Solvency II reporting requirements.

Ensure that Aviva is able to deliver the Group Accounting and Regulatory reporting submissions on time.

Meet the control requirements of SOX and the Group Financial Reporting Control Framework (FRCF), SDLC (Systems Development Lifecycle) and satisfy inspections from Internal Risk, Control and Audit teams.

Development

Build changes to Financial Reporting Systems owned by the team.

Support business & system assessments, unit test & peer review the changes before handing them over to testers. Work closely with FRS Test Lead and Business Analysts to ensure that the solution is testable. Liaise with Finance in relation to UAT, and/or support the release management process as per SDLC.

Design and document test cases in Financial Reporting Systems Test Database (JIRA) to support IT testing.

Perform system testing and/or automate manual testing activities together with Financial Reporting Systems Testers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Your skills / knowledge:
* You possess hands-on experience in developing any EPM/BI reporting platforms (SAP BFC/DM or Oracle Hyperion preferred).
* You have the ability to design and perform system testing.
* You are Proficient in Microsoft Excel (incl. VBA).
* You own a deep understanding of the Financial Services industry and finance data (IFRS & SII).
* You possess the commercial skills to analyse, diagnose and resolve complex issues either independently and as part of a wider team.

Preferred experience:
* Can you develop and/or test finance systems through the full lifecycle from requirements capturing to deployment?
* Do you have commercial abilities to identify gaps in requirements?
* Can you deliver quality solutions using any Enterprise Performance Management platform – to time and cost?
* You have a background in developing SQL queries to interrogate databases, and/or writing stored procedures (PL/SQL, Transact SQL).
* You know how to work on small to medium assignments within a large-scale organisation.
* You can provide specialist business and technical expertise to solve business problems or to exploit opportunities (Finance Business Partnering background preferred).

In terms of qualifications, we a looking for an education to a BSc/MSc degree level (Information Technology and/or Finance preferred) or equivalent work experience.

What will you get for this role?
* A salary of up £43,000 depending on skills, qualifications and experience
* Generous defined contribution pension scheme
* Annual performance related bonus and pay review
* Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
* Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family
* Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Additional Information & Equal Opportunity

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is we Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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