Finance Data Specialist

M&G plc.
Stirling, United Kingdom
14 May 2022
28 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Data Analyst to join the expanding M&G Plc UK Asset Data Management team. This role can be based in Stirling or Edinburgh.

M&G Plc UK has invested assets with a number of Investment Providers, and the information from these assets is required for a variety of purposes within Finance including Modelling, General Ledger, Cash Flow Matching and Financial Reporting disclosures. This role centres on the review, refinement & reconciliation of Investment data flows from these varied providers, supporting the timely delivery of quality reporting data. It therefore offers the opportunity to work on a large variety of interesting and challenging tasks, ultimately ensuring a solid control framework around the Asset Data. Through the performance of this role you will be instrumental in supporting the timely and accurate provision of regulatory Asset Data reporting to the PRA. To complement the existing team, we are ideally looking for someone with proven Asset Data knowledge.

This is an excellent opportunity to widen your knowledge and develop both your technical and softer skills. You will regularly work with a range of stakeholders and management across the business on a wide-range of deliverables and projects.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Delivering quality reporting data and supporting analysis to internal and external stakeholders
  • Interrogation and analysis of large complex datasets
  • Maintenance and performance of strong data control checks ensuring quality output and clear audit trails
  • Resolve data issues through Interpretation of technical specification documents
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities for process improvements
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with data providers

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Working knowledge of asset data and reporting processes would be advantageous
  • Experience operating controls and implementing process improvements
  • Some awareness or familiarity of Solvency II QRT Reporting
  • Awareness of financial services legislator and regulatory frameworks
  • Awareness of IFRS and Solvency II Reporting requirements
  • Knowledge on Derivatives, including both OTC and ETD would be desirable
  • Attention to detail when handling significant quantities of data
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to progress multiple work items concurrently, prioritising appropriately

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: Amy Welsh
Closing Date: 27/05/2022

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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