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Head Office Reporting Accountant

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

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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.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us in the role of Head Office Reporting Accountant, part of a small team responsible for the production of all financial and capital reporting and control activities for the Central Corporate entities, including entities M&G plc (FTSE listed), M&G Corporate Services Limited (the primary UK service company) and Prudential Capital plc (the group treasury entity). The financial reporting is for statutory and regulatory purposes, as well as internally for the business, and covers solo entities and quarterly Group submissions. The role will suit someone keen to progress their accounting career offering a wide range of accounting, reporting and control responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Support the maintenance of the monthly ledgers for the M&G plc Central Companies including month end process over investment accounting, derivative accounting, pension schemes, intercompany and cost recharges, lease accounting, subordinated debt securities accounting, dividends and share buy-back activities
  • Quarterly reporting and analysis provided to Group for IFRS and SII reporting
  • Support preparation of FRS 101 financial statements and liaison with auditors for M&G Central Companies
  • Support the development and maintenance of the central companies control environment, ensuring sufficient process and controls documentation, and relevant controls operate effectively throughout the year
  • Support the monitoring/oversight of M&G Central companies liquidity and cash flow requirements
  • Involvement with the team at various governance functions including Treasury ExCo, Valuations and Technical Accounting forums
  • Keep up to date with the latest accounting and business developments
  • Maintain a good relationship with the wider finance and other parts of the business

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to analyse and present results
  • Ability to identify problems and drive to follow them through to resolution
  • Ability to deliver to tight deadlines in a tightly controlled process
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Financial services industry experience an advantage
  • Experience of Tagetik, SUN or Oracle Fusion an advantage

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Close Date: 4th March 2024

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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