Group Consolidation Analyst - Graduate or part qualified

M&G plc.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 Aug 2022
28 Aug 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 :

M&G plc is a FTSE 100 company created in October 2019 when the business demerged from Prudential Plc. The Group Consolidation Team within Group Reporting has two newly created analyst roles to support the Group IFRS Consolidation Manager and Group Solvency II Reporting Manager in the production of the Group-level financial reporting for M&G plc.

Key Work Level Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for delivering a quality service and product to customers and stakeholders
  • Focuses on quality of delivery to achieve clear outputs, working within guidelines and precedent
  • Runs the organisation's processes and systems following pre-defined procedures
  • Adapts to change, responds with initiative and makes suggestions for improvements to own work and processes
  • Problems experienced are concrete, likely to have been seen before and with precedent to help resolve them. Unfamiliar problems are passed up to Manager
  • Network with colleagues in team
  • May interact with customers (internal and external) within clearly defined boundaries

Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to either the Group IFRS Consolidation Manager or Group Solvency II Reporting Manager, this role will:
  • Preparation of the Group's consolidated results, including review of BU inputs, eliminations and consolidation adjustments.
  • Support the preparation of the Group IFRS financial statements, including ownership of a number of notes to the accounts produced to auditable standards.
  • Support the preparation of the Group's Solvency 2 consolidated balance sheet and reporting, including ownership of selected quarterly and annual QRTs
  • To support the Group consolidation system and change processes.
  • Utilise the Group's asset data store to produce Group asset reporting outputs as required.
  • To contribute to the response to ad-hoc requests from external parties such as the PRA and ratings agencies.
  • To support the delivery of finance change projects that impact on the consolidation process, including user acceptance testing of any changes.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships within M&G Group finance and the wider finance community.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and take personal accountability to maintain and enhance controls you are responsible for to support improvement of the overall control environment.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Someone starting out on their professional accounting qualifications or part-qualified.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong skills in MS tools.
  • Knowledge of finance systems, particularly consolidation tools, would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work under pressure with no compromises in quality.
  • Self-starter, able to work under own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a varied workload ensuring that key deadlines are met.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence effectively with productive, successful relationships with demanding stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage tensions and conflicts to achieve outcomes that work for all parties.

Work Level - Colleague
Recruiter - Matt Campbell
Close Date - Fri 26th August

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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