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Senior Financial Reporting Manager

Date: 09-Sep-2021

Location: Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job title: Senior Financial Reporting Manager

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 23rd September 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.


Role purpose

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Financial Reporting Manager to join the Financial & Regulatory Reporting team in Nether Alderley. This is a high-profile role where you will oversee the preparation of statutory accounts across the Group including managing the Group Annual Report & Accounts (ARA), interim reporting and consolidation processes, working with senior stakeholders across Finance and the wider business.  


Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for understanding and challenging the reported results in order to articulate a clear story in all aspects of reporting – both in Audit Committee and Board reporting and supporting the external messaging in the Group Annual Report & Accounts and press releases.
  • Oversee the preparation of committee reports to Audit Committee and Board of an appropriate standard and take responsibility for the production and review process of the reports through to submission to Company Secretarial.
  • Support the Head of Financial & Regulatory Reporting in improving the control environment surrounding the Group ARA, subsidiary statutory accounts, Interim Results and UK GAAP consolidation processes, improving the quality of the reporting process and in embedding the Financial Reporting Data and Controls Framework.
  • Leading a team of c.5 colleagues.


Essential Criteria

  • Qualified accountant with experience of working in large or complex businesses.
  • Extensive experience of IFRS and UK GAAP for financial services entities.
  • Strong technical accounting skills.
  • Significant experience of preparation and/or auditing of financial statements.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with proven success in influencing senior leaders in a large financial services business.


Desirable Criteria

  • Knowledge and work experience of the life insurance industry and insurance accounting.


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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