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Senior Accounting Manager

Employer
M&G plc.
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Apr 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
The Senior Accounting Manager will work within the PAC Accounting team. This role requires a qualified accountant who has practical experience across a range of Finance specialisms and a detailed understanding of UK GAAP, IFRS, and Solvency II reporting metrics.

This is a 6 month secondment/fixed term contract opportunity.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Manager or Expert:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • To lead a team of Finance professionals, including technical experts, in the delivery of financial accounts and associated financial information with supporting analysis and commentary
  • To ensure the delivery of high quality results, meeting customer needs, within a robust control framework including clear audit trail
  • To hold ultimate accountability for the accuracy of the output of the team, balancing resource time and cost to optimise the quality of the output
  • To lead and provide expert advice and guidance on the application of accounting principles and tools to support business objectives
  • To develop a team which is responsive to future business requirements
  • To deliver against and act as a subject matter expert in Finance change projects where required.


Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Financial services regulatory and legislator frameworks
  • Working knowledge of industry best practice, good network/links with external bodies and individuals in the same field
  • Working knowledge of Prudential products, systems and distribution methods

Recruiter Emma Pryde
Work Level Manager or Expert
Closing Date 26th April 2021

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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