Professional Services Recruitment

Financial Reporting Accountant - 9 month Fixed Term Contract - Edinburgh

To £47,500 plus benefits - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1843 Date Posted: Tuesday 21 Sep 2021
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The Role:


Our client is a leading savings and investment company.


The company is required to report its consolidated IFRS financial statements to the market twice a year as well quarterly management information and regulatory Group Solvency II reporting.


The Role:


The Financial Reporting Accountant will play a key part in contributing to the process that underpins the overall preparation and delivery of the Group’s financial reporting.  This role will have a broad range of responsibilities including preparation of IFRS disclosure notes; contributing to papers for Audit Committee and other governance forums; reporting quarterly management information to the Board; and involvement in technical accounting decisions and analysis.


In addition, there are substantial change projects currently in progress across the business which will have a notable impact on the Group Reporting team and their processes.  This aspect will also be an important component of the role.


It is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic accountant to support the ongoing evolution of the M&G plc Group Reporting team as the business continues to grow and gain stature as a standalone company.


This is a 9 month Fixed Term Contract opportunity which will begin working remotely and will then be a hybrid model.


Key Responsibilities for this role:


  • Support the preparation of the Group’s IFRS financial statements, including ownership of a number of notes to the accounts, produced to auditable standards
  • Support the process to produce the other financial sections of Group reporting
  • Support the preparation of the Group’s Solvency II reporting, including ownership of selected quarterly and annual QRTs
  • Contribute to the production of the Board and Group Executive Committee monthly reporting as directed by the Group Financial Reporting Manager
  • Input to papers required for the Group Audit Committee relating to the Group’s reporting process, excluding the technical analyses
  • To support the implementation of new accounting standards
  • Actively contribute to the delivery of other finance change projects that impact the Group reporting process
  • To maintain effective working relationships with other teams across M&G Finance ensuring that Group Reporting’s needs are communicated, understood and met
  • 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, customer outcomes and a reduction in M&G’s operational risk


Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • A qualified accountant
  • Working knowledge of IFRS reporting requirements
  • Working knowledge of financial reporting regulatory requirements and other legal frameworks
  • Experience of dealing with complex transactions and associated accounting
  • Some knowledge of industry trends, best practice and developments
  • Experience of UK GAAP and IFRS



Our client lives by four behaviours at M&G and they ask all 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


Our client’s vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and they are looking for people who are excited about joining them on their journey. They are 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 them achieve their vision they are looking for exceptional people who live their values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

They know that an inclusive environment makes them more accessible and ensures they attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. They 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. They will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of their roles.