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Job Description:
Syndicate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager

Reporting to: Head of FP & A and MI London Markets

The role sits within the London Market Finance and MI team which is part of the broader Finance function. The Finance team is the centre of excellence for reporting and analysis across the Business Unit and it supports the London Market business and the broader Hiscox Group to understand the financial performance of the business and drive strategic decision making.

You will be the FP&A manager for three Syndicates performing a complex and diverse role that involves working across multiple business units and managing a variety of senior internal and external stakeholders as well as managing the relationship with Lloyd's Business Performance and Lloyd's HSL account executive.

The role currently has one direct report.

Your responsibilities:

  • You'll oversee the collection of data, creation and submission of Syndicate YoA business plans and all associated documentation to Lloyd's and ensure alignment to business unit plans where possible and/or documentation of drivers of divergence
  • Oversee and manage the creation of the Syndicate calendar year plans based on plans developed in individual business units
  • You'll develop and deliver regular performance analysis and commentary (working closely with the Syndicate finance team and local BU finance teams)
  • Act as the owner of the performance and planning "story" for each syndicate in monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports to both internal (HSL management team and HSL Board) and external (Lloyds, 3 rd party names) audiences
  • Proactively manage the relationship with Lloyd's Business Performance including developing and telling the financial performance story, pre-empting queries and concerns that might arise
  • Oversee engagement between Hiscox underwriting and Lloyd's oversight functions
  • Own the London Market business planning and forecasting process including creation of the plan, communicating with the business- both London Market and Group, loading of budgets to Oracle and playing back numbers to the London Market business unit

Person Specification:
Skills/ Qualifications/ Experience required

  • Be a Degree level, qualified accountant with 5+ years of post-qualified experience. Those will less years but the requisite level of knowledge will naturally be considered.
  • Good knowledge of the non-life insurance market, business model and distribution channels
  • Experience in forecasting, planning, analysis and management accounting
  • Good technical aptitude with curiosity and desire to learn new tools and skills
  • You must have strong communication, stakeholder management and organisational skills.
  • Independent structured thinker, with critical analytical skills and ability to challenge
  • Experience of developing insight through data analytics tools and models
  • Strong Excel skills

Preferential / Advantageous

  • Lloyd's SBF planning process
  • Knowledge of Cognos suite of tools
  • Knowledge of Oracle EPBCS and use in an FP&A environment
  • Experience with Data Visualisation Packages such as Tableau would be desirable
  • Experience documenting processes and broader process improvement capabilities
  • Familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Managing a team

Diversity and flexible working at Hiscox

At Hiscox we care about our people. We hire the best people for the job and we're committed to diversity and creating a truly inclusive culture, which we believe drives success. We also understand that working life doesn't always have to be 'nine to five' and we support flexible working wherever we can. No promises, but please chat to our resourcing team about the flexibility we could offer for this role.

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