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Legal & General
Hove, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

Legal & General is a leading UK financial services group and major global investor. We've been safeguarding people's financial futures since 1836, aiming to build a better society for the long term by investing our customers' money in things that make life better for everyone and create value for our shareholders.

Our Group Functions provide the services that all areas of the business need. This requires a talented and diverse team behind the scenes, who enable everyone at L&G to do what they do best.

Joining us means helping to improve the lives of our customers and contributing to the success of the business every day.

Recruiter: Craig Cooper- Internal Closing Date: 22/7/24

Job Description

We're recruiting for aSenior Finance Manager to join our Group Reporting function.

The LGAS Reporting team oversees the delivery of Statutory and Regulatory Reporting for the Legal & General Assurance Society legal entity (LGAS), encompassing the consolidation of business divisions. This role entails managing the quarterly and annual IFRS reporting process to guarantee timely and precise delivery in accordance with reporting requirements. What you'll be doing:
  • Managing key reporting deliverables and the consolidation of LGAS for the statutory IFRS reporting on a quarterly and annual basis, along with accurate supporting analysis to Group Finance and other customers (including auditors) in a timely and efficient manner
  • Collaborating with key customers to resolve reporting issues involves establishing reporting requirements and deadlines. It is crucial to ensure that reporting meets the agreed standards of accuracy and quality
  • Working with Senior Finance Managers within the team to input into the LGAS financial statements in line with best practice and accounting standards.
  • During production reporting, it is crucial to resolve issues, ensure communication with key stakeholders, and properly reconcile and consolidate essential metrics. Significant issues should be escalated in a timely manner
  • Taking a proactive approach to identifying process improvement opportunities both within and outside own team's processes; ensuring ideas are raised, discussed and prioritised in appropriate forums in line with continuous improvement
  • Represent the reporting team as directed on key projects. Providing insight on financial reporting processes, supporting decision making, ensuring requirements are considered and included in project plans
  • Manage the team in line with the Company's policies and procedures, including adherence to the Partnership Agreement, to ensure the team consistently meets its business objectives
  • Ensuring that the appropriate Finance MI, processes and systems are in place to provide support to Group Finance, Prudential Risk, and Group Tax so that customers are treated fairly in line with Legal & General's Customer Experience and TCF policy

Who we're looking for:
  • Qualified Accountant with extensive PQE and experience in a financial services environment, preferably with a life insurer
  • Good understanding of existing IFRS requirements and best practice reporting processes.
  • Ability to proactively manage own workload and delegate to team as appropriate.
  • Ability to work with others to find pragmatic solutions to process and accounting issues.
  • Ability to develop robust control and reconciliations.
  • Proactively questioning and improving the status quo, thinking outside the current framework in order to improve productivity, efficiency and robust controls
  • Ability to motivate staff in order to meet team and individual targets as well as developing the skills and capability of the team.
Whatever your role, we reward performance and behaviour with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Here are some of the benefits we offer:
  • The opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance (permanent employees only)
  • At least 27 days holiday, plus public holidays, 28 days after 2 years' service. There's also the option to buy and sell holiday
  • Competitive family leave
  • Participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand-new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice
  • There are the many discounts we offer - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online
  • In 2023, some of our workspaces were redesigned. Our offices are great spaces to connect and collaborate and have your wellbeing at the heart
Additional Information

Legal & General is a leading financial services group and major global investor, named Britain's Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.

We aim to build a better society for the long term by investing our customers' money in things that make life better for everyone.

If you join us, you'll be part of a welcoming culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.

We strive to be open, mindful and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs.

If you're open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.
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