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Finance Change Analyst

Date: 10-Sep-2021

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Finance Change Analyst 

Location: Edinburgh/ Nether Alderley or Remote working

Contract Type: 12 Months FTC

Closing date: 27th September 2021


Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.


To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements and as we transition to hybrid working we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office.


Role Purpose

To develop and maintain processes to provide regular change cost MI and change cost forecast consolidation to support business insight, performance management and change prioritisation decisions.


Key responsibilities

  • Production and review of key financial data and information for the consolidated Group Change costs and interpretation of results with the purpose of delivering insightful analysis considering the concepts of cash and P&L spend.
  • Presentation of insight and analysis to senior stakeholders outside Finance and to users of change cost data within Finance to inform business decisions.
  • Development and maintenance of the forecast and Business Plan processes for the consolidation of change costs ensuring they are fit for purpose, efficient and capture all required elements for downstream use in other areas of Business Finance, GTC and the UK Business.
  • Working with the Finance Business Partners and Senior Cost Managers, providing a point of engagement into Group Finance for any queries arising from analysis provided or requests for further analysis and insight.
  • Taking proactive ownership of report production and process improvement to increase production efficiency and insight generated.
  • Deliver high quality support to Finance senior managers and key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with key Finance areas and wider business areas to understand the key drivers for the information and provide appropriate challenge.
  • Take the lead in identifying areas for improvement and continuously improve key processes for controls, effectiveness, and efficiency.
  • Provide clear, effective communication of outcomes to key stakeholders across in Group Finance and the wider business.


Essential Criteria

  • Qualified accounting qualification (or working towards qualification).   
  • Experience of change project and programme cost management.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw out key messages in a non-complex way.
  • Experience building and adapting MI reports for different audiences
  • Can communicate complex financial matters clearly and precisely.
  • Experience of dealing directly with senior stakeholders in an effective way.
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate.


Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of the drivers of operating profit performance at a UK Life and Pension company.


What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing.
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.

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