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Management Accounts Assistant

Date: 10-Nov-2021

Location: Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job title: Management Accounts Assistant

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Closing date: 12th December 2021

Location: Nether Alderley


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.


We currently have an exciting opportunity to bring onboard a Management Accounts Assistant to join Royal London Group on a fixed term contract in Wilmslow.


Role purpose

The purpose of this role is to assist with the financial management and integrity of Costs, both BAU and Change. To ensure fit for purpose month end reporting of costs and to assist with the delivery of improvements in the quality of group wide accounting reporting and to improve cost reporting quality across the group.


Key responsibilities

  • Calculating and inputting of monthly financial result for both BAU and Project spend.
  • Interacting with stakeholders to resolve queries. 
  • Adhering to financial controls.


Essential Criteria

  • Numerate, with required business and technical knowledge developed through formal training or work experience, including business products, customers and functions, and may be training for further qualifications.
  • Understanding of accounting principles.
  • Good relationship management skills with finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Studying towards or reaching the end of AAT studies or equivalent.
  • Strong Excel skills: comfortable with key formulas and pivot tables and can use these skills to improve spreadsheet documents.
  • Experience using financial systems (e.g., Oracle, General Ledger, Fusion).


Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience of cost accounting is beneficial but not essential.
  • Experience of working with senior managers in non-finance roles.
  • Experience working in a professional services environment would be advantageous.


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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