Assistant Finance Manager

Location
Edinburgh
Salary
£36405 - £40450 per annum
Posted
16 Jun 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2021
Ref
052578
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're inspired by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper and to become the best bank for our customers. What we do makes a genuine difference to families, businesses and communities, and we're playing a central role in crafting a growing UK economy.

Finance is key to that success by securing and building the financial strength and performance of the Bank. In the Centre of Excellence (CoE) we provide a service dedicated to enabling and serving Finance Business Partners, made up of three teams; the Planning and Analysis (P&A) team, the Reporting and Controls (R&C) team, and the Performance Improvement (PI) team.

You'll join either the R&C or P&A team, although there is an expectation that the role will be flexible and support across the wider team, where demand requires.

You'll help your more senior colleagues in nurturing robust operational teams with a customer centric philosophy, that provides control, challenge and insight in close conjunction with the P&A team. By building positive relationships with the teams you support, you'll ensure our team's products are delivered effectively and efficiently into the business.

You'll also support in representing our team across all key partners, including other CoE teams, Business Partner teams and Group Finance Support, you'll provide informative information, guidance and advice to shape and aid partner decisions.

What are your responsibilities?

With support, you'll undertake from a range of activities some of which include :

  • The production of standard reporting and Management Information packs for both BAU & Investment cost base e.g. Flash, month end, cost, quarterly and scoping new management reporting.

  • Production of forecasting and strategic 3 year plans working closely with the Finance Business Partner team to do so along with any relevant insight and analysis

  • Accounting & Control activities e.g. owning and maintaining the Capital Assessment Tool (CAT), including any updates to the Capitalisation policy and providing oversight to total consolidated position.

  • Capturing and collating inputs to calculate & post journals and accruals & prepayments.

  • Carrying out reconciliations, attestations, risk & audit (inc SoX) compliance activities etc. for both P&L and Balance sheet (incl. Fixed Assets).

  • Supporting the year end audit, working collaboratively with both Finance Risk and Controls, and colleagues involved in annual Fixed Assets & CAT attestation exercise.

  • Delivering ongoing improvements to processes and ensuring that all SLAs are tracked and met each month.

You'll also actively model the Group's core values and behaviours, take ownership of and help to drive a belief in continuous improvement.

What about you?

You'll be looking to build on the finance professional career you've already started and be able to bring the following skills and experience:

Essential:
  • Part-Qualified management accountant (or PQ by experience)

  • Technical experience includes Financial Control specific accountabilities i.e. Month End, Planning / Forecasting, MI/Reporting and Reconciliations & Control

  • Some prior exposure to process improvement activity.

  • Competent user of Finance systems and software.

Desirable:
  • Experience working within a COE or shared service Finance function, within a large, complex organisation.

  • Financial Services experience would be beneficial.

You'll also be an adept communicator, with well-honed written, presentation and verbal communication skills.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll receive:
  • A Discretionary Performance Share Award

  • Generous pension contribution

  • 28 Days leave plus bank holidays

  • A flexible cash pot (4% of base salary) to spend on benefits

  • Private health cover

  • Share Schemes

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy our total dedication to your ongoing personal and professional development. We'll help you perform at your best today, so you can fulfil all your potential in the future.

As a new colleague, you'll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

Together we make it possible.