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Investment Accounting Manager

Date: 21-Sep-2021

Location: Macclesfield, GB Edinburgh, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job title: Investment Accounting Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 20th October 2021

Location: Nether Alderley & Edinburgh


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

The Investment Accounting team is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the assets reported in our statutory and regulatory returns. The team provides oversight of the outsourced Investment accounting provider on behalf of the group in order to provide assurance around valuation uncertainty and ensure appropriate investment accounting controls and expertise have been used.


This role requires technical knowledge based on experience in investment accounting, understanding of related data, processes, statutory and regulatory requirements alongside the ability to build strong relationships with our 3rd party suppliers.


The role will require travel between Edinburgh, London, Nether Alderley, and other 3rd party sites as and when required.


Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance of the investment control environment, ensuring comprehensive periodic reporting, extensive investment asset data and service oversight and accurate and timely reporting. 
  • Provide assurance around valuation data provided by 3rd party providers alongside ensuring appropriate investment accounting controls and expertise.
  • Engaging with internal and external asset managers and various governance committees. There will be a requirement using the current engagement model to engage with the outsourced investment accounting providers and external data providers.


Essential Criteria

  • Qualified Accountant.
  • Strong investment accounting experience and knowledge.
  • Strong insurance accounting experience and knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent investment analytical and technical skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Strong people management skills.


Desirable Criteria

  • Strong problem solving & decision-making skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues across internal and external parties including the Technical Team.


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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