Financial Controller

Handelsbanken Plc
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
07 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank built on timeless and sustainable values. The Bank specialises in providing personalised banking services to both businesses and individuals, as well as wealth and investment management services through its UK subsidiary Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management. Handelsbanken operates a decentralised way of working, with a strong local presence due to a nationwide branch network and a long-term approach to customer relations. Each Handelsbanken branch operates as a small business enabling it to make decisions at a local level and provide a service that is bespoke, with the focus always being on the needs of each individual customer. Throughout the organisation, individuals enjoy wide-ranging responsibility, and the scope to pursue a unique career, within a culture of openness, equality and professionalism.

Handelsbanken is offering a Hybrid Working Model. Our approach to hybrid working at Handelsbanken is that we spend the greater proportion of our working time at our workplace. Our remaining time may be worked from home. This approach allows us to embrace the many benefits of hybrid working whilst sustaining and developing our unique culture.

ROLE: Financial Controller


REMUNERATION: Competitive + Benefits


The UK Finance function is mainly based in London as well as across the various Districts in the UK The department responsibilities include responsibility for statutory accounting and reporting, technical accounting expertise, business control, financial control, tax issues, capital and liquidity planning and management.

The key stakeholders for the UK Finance team are UK Management, the UK Board, UK Audit Committee, UK Districts, Branches, Chief Branch Office, Group Finance, Suppliers, external and internal auditors.

UK Business Control are responsible for management reporting, insights, forecasting and dialogue to help support business performance. In order to bring an increased business, and investor relations, focus to the finance function, there is an expectation on the role to demonstrate an ability to develop an in-depth understanding of the development of the business performance and the Bank as a whole. The role responsibilities also include being able to work proactively on business development initiatives together with colleagues from other UK Finance departments.

This Financial Controller role is London based; hybrid working is available in line with the bank's hybrid working policy.


The main responsibilities for the Financial Controller are:

Providing financial management reporting and investor relations-style information to key stakeholders; including Group, Management, Board, Districts, financial head office reports, statistical information and financial presentation material;
Ensure the Handelsbanken steering system is maintained;
Net Interest Income and Volumes Analysis and Insight;
Internal capital cover distribution, analysis and pricing support;
Provide insight and analysis on the banks cost base;
Implementation of external and internal rates and support rate change committee and product owners with relevant MI;
Proactively identify and drive initiatives to improve Business Development;
Analysis of the balance sheet and income statement;
Assist and work together with other UK Finance teams on specific business control tasks of interest as well as larger business development projects.
The post holder will operate in line with the Bank's Risk Management framework (including sub-frameworks) and relevant risk and compliance policies and procedures, ensuring appropriate and timely escalation of any concerns to their line manager.


Sound knowledge of Business control, financial planning, forecasting and analysis;
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office tools, especially Excel, VBA, Access and Power Point;
Knowledge of relational database structures and query language (SQL) would be an advantage;
Knowledge of Tableau would be an advantage
Structured, logical approach to work and a strong sense of administrative order;
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), as well as highly analytical;
Strong attention to detail.

General Competencies

Actively Builds Relationships
Embraces Change and Technology
Acts According to Handelsbanken's Culture
Creates Business Value
Role Specific Regulations
Risk Management, Governance and Controls

You must comply with 5 Conduct rules i.e.

Act with integrity;
act with due skill, care and diligence
be open and co-operative with the FCA, PRA and other regulators
pay due regard to the interests of customers and treat them fairly
observe proper standards of market conduct.

Handelsbanken Group are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that we are an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work, regardless of age, disability, pregnancy and/or parental status, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
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