Senior Analyst - Reporting

Recruiter
Legal & General
Location
Hove, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1241424471
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The purpose of this role is to (1) support the Financial Reporting Manager(s) within the Statutory and Regulatory Reporting team (STARR) in the production of quarterly/annual statutory and/or regulatory results and (2) contribute to FRC and Group wide Finance projects. The primary focus of this role, outside of peak reporting periods, is financial reporting process improvement.

Principal Accountabilities:

Delivery Management
  • Completion of key deliverables for the statutory/regulatory reporting process for specific legal entities, as assigned by the Financial Reporting Manager. Contribute to the team's ability to deliver required financial reporting, along with supporting analysis, to Group Finance and other customers.
  • Ensure reporting is performed to agreed levels of accuracy. Adopt a proactive approach to delivering innovative timescale and process efficiencies.
  • Contribute to issue resolution during reporting production, ensuring communication with key stakeholders and appropriate reconciliation and consolidation of key metrics.
  • Work with the Auditors from a financial reporting perspective and ensure all requirements are delivered to agreed quality levels.
  • Apply IFRS technical knowledge to all reporting and ensure it is in line with new standards.

Projects & Change Management
  • Take a proactive approach to identifying process improvement opportunities both within and outside own team's processes; ensure ideas are raised, discussed and prioritised in appropriate forums.
  • Collaborate with Financial Reporting Manager, Finance Change and other members of wider Finance community to drive improvements.
  • Contribute on behalf of the reporting team as directed by the Financial Reporting Manager to group, business and internal projects. Provide insight on financial reporting processes, ensuring requirements are considered and included in project plans.

Customer Relationship Management
  • Work with key customers on reporting issues, including agreeing (in collaboration with the Financial Reporting Manager) reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Assist with engagements with Group to ensure the delivery of financial results continues to meet needs and quality expectations.
  • Engage with customers to understand their requirements and needs. Support business unit finance teams to meet their financial requirements.

Treating Customers Fairly
  • Ensure that the appropriate Finance MI, processes and systems are in place to provide support to Group Finance, Prudential Risk, and Group Tax so that customers are treated fairly in line with Legal & General's Customer Experience and TCF policy.

Internal Relationship Management
  • Maintain and improve relationships with relevant stakeholders and suppliers, including: FRC Actuarial reporting teams, Group Tax, LGIM, LGIM Property, LG Re, Group Finance Technical, Finance Change team.

Process Management
  • Challenge self to deliver innovative timescale and process improvements, contributing to the ongoing review of processes to establish efficiencies within the financial reporting team, whilst maintaining control and quality.

Qualifications:
  • Newly (or soon to be) Qualified Accountant with experience in a financial services environment, preferably with a life insurer.

Knowledge:

Financial Reporting, knowledge of:
  • Best practice reporting processes
  • Current IFRS reporting requirements and upcoming standards

Skills:
  • Financial reporting and analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to manage and structure large volumes of data for business insight.
  • Ability to adapt communication style appropriately to audience.
  • Talk about ideas openly to generate interest and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to grasp complex processes and issues in order to identify solutions.
  • Ability to proactively manage own workload.
  • Positively adapt to changing circumstances ensuring that responsibilities are met.
  • Be part of a culture of teamwork and participation with colleagues both within own and wider teams.

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