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Job description

    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

    From HR and Digital teams through to Group Finance, Risk and Corporate Comms - our Group function support our businesses across the UK and abroad. Delivering essential services and activities that have a real impact on our business and our customers lives, we enable our people to do what they do best, contributing to delivering a great customer service, profitability and strategic growth.

    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

    We're looking for ambitious graduates, who have the desire to build a successful career in
    finance. Of course, it's not just about these first three years, we want to see you succeed
    and take ownership of your career so it's about giving you the tools and autonomy to build a
    foundation for your future career. Our graduate scheme is about growing our future talent to take the organisation forward and we'll give you the support and opportunities to get there.

    You will be joining L&G's Accountancy or Finance Graduate Programme which allows you to rotate around the business within Finance. You will get exposure to various responsibilities and work towards gaining your ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification.

    The scheme will have you completing three 'seats', this will give you experience in at
    least two areas of our business - from Retirement, Insurance and Capital to Group
    Finance and Group Treasury. Rotations could be based in any of our locations, including
    Hove, Cardiff, London and Birmingham. We need people who are willing to be adaptable
    and would be happy to travel around the offices for your rotation.

    Role Purpose:

    To complete the Accountancy / Taxation graduate Programme, you will be gaining experience and knowledge of an accountancy role.

    Through the Finance and Accounting Graduate programme, you gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills that you need for your immediate job and future career.

    This role will involve assisting the Finance Manager in ensuring the delivery of a robust and proactive financial and management accounting service, providing sound and effective operational finance management to support them in meeting their business and strategic objectives.

    Opportunities post qualification:
    • To remain in role continuing down the Accountancy career path
    • Career progression to a higher grade within Finance

    Principal accountabilities:
    • To successfully complete all modules, project work and case studies of the Accountancy / Taxation graduate Programme and gaining your ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification.
    • You will be on the graduate programme which means you will rotate around Finance every 12 months.

    You will get exposure to the following areas:
    • Management Information: Assist in the production of analysis/trend reports and Management Information Packs for senior management meetings to aid decision-making and strategic planning in order to achieve business objectives.
    • Direct Expense Management: Assist with the production, analysis and provision of supporting business commentary on current and projected direct expenses and FTE positions, highlighting trends and risks against Forecast and Budget. To assist the Finance Manager in challenging the business on expense matters, and ensure that appropriate controls are in place to eliminate excessive, wasteful or inappropriate spending by the business.
    • Transactional Analysis: Investigation and analysis of common queries across the division to allow a central review of root cause and actions required.
    • Allocated Expense Management: Assist in the production of VAM forms in conjunction with the business, ensuring allocations are reviewed and updated on a timely basis in accordance with directives from the VAM team. Assist the Finance Manager to challenge, where appropriate, allocations made to products to ensure fair and equitable cost sharing.
    • Business Partnering & Relationship Management: Assist managers to help them understand financial perspectives, enabling the business to adopt a proactive and innovative role in financial and commercial matters, establishing a firm base for the successful future development and growth.
    • Financial Control: Maintain and monitor robust accounting standards, policies and financial controls to ensure compliance with the Group Standards, statutory requirements and the control framework. Ensure all processes and financial transactions are compliant with internal and external audit requirements.
    • Budgeting, Forecasting, Projects and Planning: Assist the Finance Manager to manage the overall Business Units forecast and budgets, ensuring the Business Units plans and intentions are fully understood and presented. Take ownership of the preparation of the data into the system ensuring deadlines are met and budget submissions accurately reflect the areas needs and can be fully justified.
    • Support the Finance Manager by undertaking ad-hoc analysis and projects, as required, to further develop the success of the business unit and own personal profile within the division.

    Skills Required

    • 5 GCSE or O'level grade: A* to C or 9 to 4 including Mathematics and English Language or equivalent study experience or work experience
    • A-Level or Advanced Apprenticeship in Maths, Economics, Finance or a relevant numerate subject at B or equivalent
    • Degree or academic equivalent (i.e. NVQ Level 6) or equivalent demonstrable work experience

    • Financial experience is not required, however, a desire to learn and a commitment to study towards a recognised accountancy qualification is necessary for this role (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
    • Knowledge in the use of spreadsheets.

    • Self-disciplined, reliable and responsible
    • Self-motivated
    • Strong analytical and logical thinking
    • Attention to detail
    • An enthusiastic learner
    • Genuine interest in Accountancy
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Please note the graduate programme rotates between London, Hove and Cardiff.

    For further information and to submit an application, please follow this link: https://microsites.harveynash.com/landgfinancegrads/


    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.

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Job Position
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