Financial Reporting Accountant

Posted 6 days ago by Prudential UK & Europe



Working with M&G Prudential as a Financial Reporting Accountant means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you’re inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Within the new unified Finance function we have an exciting new opportunity to join us as a Financial Reporting Accountant. This role is responsible for supporting the overall preparation of the new Group’s reporting and is also contributes to papers for the Group Audit Committee and supporting the delivery of change impacting the Group reporting processes. It is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic accountant to be involved in establishing the financial reporting for a new listed group.

Main responsibilities of this role:

  • Support the preparation of the Group 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 2 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 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 support the delivery of initiatives required as part of the demerger project to ensure Group reporting processes meet all reporting and control requirements of a newly listed plc

  • To maintain effective working relationships with other teams in M&G Prudential Finance ensuring that Group reporting 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 Prudential’s operational risk

To be successful in this role you’ll:

  • Be a qualified accountant

  • Have a working knowledge of IFRS and Solvency 2 reporting requirements

  • Have a working knowledge of financial reporting regulatory requirements and legislatory frameworks

  • Have experience of dealing with complex transactions and associated accounting

  • Have knowledge of industry trends, best practice and developments

  • Have experience of the production and delivery of financial reporting in a life and pensions organisation. Asset management experience is also beneficial

  • Have some experience of finance change programme delivery

  • Have experience of insurance accounting, including requirements of UKGAAP and IFRS

  • Be a highly analytical and skilled problem solver, with a strong commercial mind-set, and the ability to distil complex ideas or problems into simple, effective plans and solutions

  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and influence the demanding nature of these relationships 

  • Have an ability to assess challenges, reacting quickly and decisively, taking tough decisions where needed.

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It’s also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that’s totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you’ll get all the support you’d expect, including full training and professional development. You’ll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you’ll join an organisation that’s leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple – to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

Closing Date: 17 October

Recruiter: Hannah Macmillan

Location: Edinburgh

Reference: 36270702

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