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Financial Accountant

M&G plc.
Bath, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 3, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

Context for the Role:

We're looking for a talented Financial Accountant to play a key role within M&G's wealth platform - IFDL's Finance team. Joining on a 12-month fixed term basis, you will need to show a strong aptitude for month end close, business partnering and have demonstrable experience in budgeting and forecasting.

We are looking for candidates who can be based primarily out of our offices in either Bath or London, but with a blended approach to home-based working.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the month end process, including the analysis of accruals and prepayment schedules, preparation and posting of journals, variance analysis as well as pulling together commentary for Management acc's.
  • Production and circulation of Monthly/Quarterly Reporting (Dashboard's, KRI data and Finance Risk Dashboard).
  • Provide business partnering support across the Business, providing critical challenge where necessary and facilitating their business objectives.
  • Review and approval of Purchase Order requisitions.
  • Assist with Quarterly/ Annual forecast and budget processes for the wealth platform business including AuA Flows and Revenue updates, analysis, commentary and MI for Board packs.
  • Assist and manage system changes in EPM during the forecasting and budgeting process
  • Manage and arrange monthly Pricing Committee meetings, ensuring minutes and action logs are captured and distributed.
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Able to liaise effectively with people at all levels and build strong relationships across the business.
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a good track record of process improvement. Able to question and understand complex financial data and demonstrate experience in presenting analysis in a succinct manner and appropriate format.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated and strong learning ability. Able to complete work independently with attention to detail. Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
  • Oracle Fusion and EPM experience would be advantageous
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • ACA/ ACCA / CIMA with 1-2 years PQE

Recruiter: Matt Campbell
Role Level: Experienced Colleague

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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