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    Company Info

    We take pride in being there for our customers. We help them deal with whatever life has in store and support them in achieving financial security; and that's thanks to the talented and dedicated people who work with us. For us, 'social responsibility' is not just a buzzword. It defines us and runs through everything we do for our customers and as an employer. And working with us, you'll get a competitive reward package and have the flexibility and autonomy to deliver your personal, business and career goals.


    Department Info

    LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.


    Job Duties

    The job holder will be required to pick up both BAU and project work. They will need to have accounting experience and be familiar with process improvement, identification of areas of concerns and will be able to suggest practical solutions for improvement.

    Job requirements will include:
    • Responsibility for the accurate preparation of monthly and quarterly consolidated reporting for the LGIM Group including liaising with L&G Group team to ensure financial information is accurately presented in line with Group policy and accounting standards.
    • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual entity reporting for an Investment Management business, ensuring that submissions are prepared in line with relevant accounting standards.
    • Assisting in the preparation of Subsidiary Statutory Accounts, in accordance with Group and audit deadlines.
    • Completion of month end journals and reconciliations including coordinating the production of the monthly and or weekly reconciliations, in accordance with deadlines to support the monthly accounts and quarterly returns.
    • Preparation of quarterly financial returns to be reported to internal and external stakeholders in line with L&G reporting timeframe.
    • Responsibility for the maintenance of the SUN ledger system, ensuring data structures are up to date, relevant and aligned across the LGIM entities.
    • Identification of areas of improvement in processes across LGIM Finance. The job holder will be expected to initiative change by suggesting process improvements and ways to implement them.
    • Ensuring up to date documentation of processes, risks and controls.
    • Liaising with external auditors to ensure thorough responses are received to any questions raised during the annual audit process.
    • Responding to queries from stakeholders across the L&G Group, ensuring they are delivered in accordance with the requested specifications and deadlines.
    • Ad hoc reports, information requests and other tasks that arise throughout the year.
    • Ensure that appropriate processes and systems are in place to provide support to operational areas so that customers are treated fairly in line with L&G's Customer Experience and TCF Policy.


    Skills Required

    Knowledge:
    • Fully qualified accountant (essential)
    • Clear understanding and experience of how to assemble and interpret financial reporting.
    • Experience of financial systems maintenance is required.
    • Understanding of Group consolidation processes is beneficial.
    • Some knowledge of the Financial Services industry and/or the regulatory environment within which financial services firms operate would be beneficial.

    Skills:
    • IT skills - Good technical skills are required for this role as the job holder will be responsible for ensuring the accurate output of ledger information across the LGIM entities. Good Excel skills and a working knowledge of Word is also required. The job holder will be expected to develop knowledge of various systems such as SUN, Vision, BI Q&A and other Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint.
    • Communication - This role requires the job holder to interact with stakeholders across LGIM and the wider L&G Group. The job holder should therefore have strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Team Player - The job holder should show a willingness to share views and findings with other team members and a desire to take an active role in discussions with management. Further the jobholder should be flexible when the wider team requires support and assistance.
    • Organisation - The jobholder will be required to manage a variety of different deliverables concurrently. The ability to cope with periods of high pressure is therefore a key skill for this role.  During periods of high workload strong organisational skills will be needed.
    • Initiative - The job holder should be able to work independently to develop and enhance processes and to identify, investigate and resolve issues.


    Benefits

    Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days' holiday, private medical insurance, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

    For more information, please contact Helen Brockbank - Resourcing Lead - helen.brockbank@landg.com .



Industry
Insurance
Job Sector
Accountancy (Qualified)
Job Position
Accountancy Practice
Estimated Salary
£34,000.00 - £37,000.00 / year
City/Town
Cardiff
Address
Cardiff, UK Show on map
Post date
Closing date

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