Financial Governance and Project Lead

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Greater Manchester, Manchester, England
Salary
GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + 29 Days Holiday, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
16 Jun 2022
Ref
JN -052022-5617156
Contact
George Wearden
Sector
Insurance
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Hours
Full Time

Reporting to the Head of Controllership, and working alongside the wider Finance team, this role is responsible for overseeing the implementation, enhancement and ongoing monitoring of Finance governance across all subsidiaries. This will include ensuring gap assessments are completed between existing business processes and Group Business Standards and Group Policies and then working with local Finance teams to re-mediate deficiencies.

Client Details

The client are a market leading and rapidly growing Insurance business.

Description

The Financial Governance and Project Lead will be responsible for;

  • Working with local Finance teams coordinate and carry out detailed gap assessments with respect to Group Business Standards and Group Policies; plan and execute the remediation of gaps identified.
  • To record the outcome of such gap assessments and remediation plans on to DFN (Decision Focus Now) which is the Group's chosen tool to manage Group Business Standards, Policies and Risk Events.
  • To support the SMF with the quarterly attestation of compliance with Group Business Standards and Group Policies and record the outcome in DFN.
  • To lead and coordinate the quarterly Finance Governance Committee by ensuring information required to produce the documentation is gathered, reviewed and consolidated in a timely manner. Ensure meeting minutes are produced in a timely manner. Follow up on open items with owners to ensure closure.
  • Enhance internal controls over financial reporting in order to help ensure the financial statements of Atlanta are complete, accurate and appropriate. This will include both the implementation of controls and enhancement of existing controls, for example, a robust Balance Sheet reconciliation process across all Atlanta companies; review of manual journal entries to identify and prevent errors/fraud etc.
  • Formalise internal controls over financial reporting which are already in existence to help ensure reliance can be placed upon them by auditors.
  • Support the Director of Controllership in facilitating proactive detection of fraud by establishing all applicable checks and processes.

Profile

The Financial Governance and Project Lead will be;

  • Accredited professional (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong and current technical accounting knowledge (UK GAAP and IFRS)
  • Demonstrated experience of enhancing finance governance practices in a complex organisation
  • Demonstrated experience of auditing internal controls over financial reporting
  • Demonstrated experience of enhancing internal controls over financial reporting in a complex organisation
  • Demonstrated experience of project management and execution
  • Demonstrated experience in prioritising, managing multiple deliverables & stakeholders
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy
  • Excellent time management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Job Offer

The Financial Governance and Project Lead will receive;

  • Competitive package of £50,000-£60,000 depending on experience,
  • Competitive bonus,
  • Flexible working,
  • Great benefits package