UK Finance Controls & Governance Specialist

BNY Mellon
Manchester, United Kingdom
08 Dec 2022
14 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations, or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment and wealth management and investment services in 35 countries. As of March 31, 2022, BNY Mellon had $45.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $2.3 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on . Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news.
Job Purpose:
As a Controls Specialist within the UK Controls team you will support management in ensuring a robust, fit for purpose control environment for accounting, statutory and regulatory reporting. In addition making sure that the risks are identified, the key controls mitigating the risks are operating effectively and that there is accountability for managing them.
UK Controllers have outsourced core production activities to specialist service centres in Manchester and India. You will work with these operational groups, managing the control metrics to clearly demonstrate our oversight of these activities. You will be responsible for reporting to the Senior Stakeholders on a regular basis on key performance metrics associated with accounting and financial reporting controls.
You will also be responsible for performance of key control processes such as disaster recovery coordination, banking administration, reconciliation quality reviews and records management; working across UK finance to deliver program requirements.
You should be willing to bring ideas to the table, and be able to communicate effectively with staff at a range of different levels. You should ideally have controls experience in a complex global environment, but this experience can be gathered in many ways. Transferrable skills with a strong control mindset are the key requirement rather than direct relevant experience.
Key responsibilities:
  • Maintain governance and controls framework documentation, ensuring group meets deadlines and can demonstrate compliance on request
  • Identify process enhancements that will both strengthen the control environment and improve operational efficiency.
  • Actively monitor and manage reported control issues, following up with responsible parties and escalating challenges when appropriate
  • The role will require you to build robust relationships across the Finance teams, service providers and external stakeholders
  • Report to management on a regular basis on items such as Operational Risk Events and Key Risk and Control Indicators.
  • Assist in Co-ordination of monthly meetings with the specialist service centres, reviewing KPIs and other metrics to measure their effectiveness
Procedures & Compliance
  • Actively monitor and assist in management of the reconciliation process including regularly assessing the quality and health of reconciliations and reporting on the management of the reconcilement process.
  • Assist with direction and thought leadership for outsourced control activities, including banking administration, IMMS internal account population and ownership controls, MI reporting, RCSA and reconciliation Quality Analysis.
  • Supervise control framework for records management for UK finance
  • Collate quarter end attestation reporting, assessing impact of reported issues on control environment
  • Coordinate update of Business Recovery documentation and changes to Banking system access.
  • Track compliance with Reg W, ensuring any identified issues are escalated and addressed timely
Person Specification/ Qualifications:
  • Experienced Finance specialist.
  • Financial services experience and / or experience of large global organization preferred
  • Moderate risk management, controls and governance experiences would be useful
  • Project management and outsourcing experiences would be desirable, but not required
  • An exciting opportunity for a newly qualified accountant, but qualification not mandatory.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular MS Power point and MS Excel.
  • Exposure to Oracle general ledgers desirable
Core Competencies:
  • Strong communicator who is able to articulate key messages
  • Strong control mindset
  • Ability to collaborate across Finance and the wider organisation
  • Able to work in a complex global organisation
  • Be accountable for your deliverables
Employer Description:

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments and safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:
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