Controls Analyst, Financial Control

Nationwide Building Society
Swindon, UK
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job description
We need:• A Controls Analyst in our Financial Controls team at our head offices in Swindon • Salary- £27,484 - £39,699 per year (dependent on current salary and banding) based on a 35 hour per week, permanent contract• Send in your application by 24th SeptemberThe Financial Control Team is responsible for ensuring the effective design and operation of key financial controls across the business and therefore safeguarding the integrity of the Society's published financial information. This involves:• Operation of the bi-annual control testing and certification process• Staying abreast with changes in the business and ensuring that the financial controls framework and processes remain up to date• Assurance testing of controls• Reporting on and presenting key findings to management stakeholders and the business• Assisting the business in designing financial control solutions. As our control environment matures we have an exciting opportunity for a Controls Analyst to join our team and support their assigned business areas in maintaining and reporting on a robust financial control framework.
Who we're looking for
As a minimum, you'll:

• Have or be working towards an accounting qualification • Understand risk and control principles and methodologies• Possess strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with relevant business areas• Have the ability to be proactive in engaging with the business• Plan and organise activity to deliver quality work in a timely manner• Have a positive attitude with an ability to motivate and influence othersIt would be nice if you: • Have business process and controls mapping experience• Have Financial Services experience
What you'll be doing
As a Controls Analyst you will support specific business areas in the review and documentation of their financial control processes, and associated testing of key financial controls. You'll engage with business stakeholders to provide training and support to assigned business areas to improve understanding of, and compliance with, the Financial Control Framework. Using your strong communication skills, you'll support assigned business areas during process change, ensuring that Financial Reporting risk is identified and then adequately mitigated by appropriately designed and implemented controls. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of the Financial Control Team.Development Opportunities include:• Developing a deep understanding of the financial controls environment • Presentation skills to both the business and management • To develop a strong network both inside and outside Finance• Working alongside other controls testing teams to realise synergies in the testing process• Develop project skills by creating new or enhancing existing processes to drive efficiency

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The extras you'll get
If you put a lot in, it's only fair you should get a lot out. So, if you help us do the right thing for our members, we'll help further your career with us. As part of our team you'll get:• Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career• Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we'll top it up to 23%• Life assurance worth 8x your salary• 24 days' holiday plus bank holidays• The ability to 'buy' up to 10 days more holiday• Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets• Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

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Why work for us?

At Nationwide we're here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we're known for being open, honest and trustworthy.We're also the world's largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in and have the talent and drive to keep us successful. At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you'd like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

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