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Finance Governance

Knowledge

Working with local Finance teams coordinate and carry out detailed gap assessments with respect to Group Business Standards and Group Policies; plan and execute the remediation of gaps identified

Desirable -Relevant experience in the Insurance industry

Support the Director of Controllership and work with various stakeholders, such a s Group Tax, to define and implement legal entity simplification plans for Atlanta

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project)

To record the outcome of such gap assessments and remediation plans on to DFN (Decision Focus Now) which is the Group’s chosen tool to manage Group Business Standards, Policies and Risk Events

To support the SMF with the quarterly attestation of compliance with Group Business Standards and Group Policies and record the outcome in DFN

Support the implementation of the Atlanta finance systems strategy to include the roll-out of a standard general ledger, accounts payable and expense systems across Retail. This will include coordination and project management but will also include detailed execution such as, for example, CoA (chart of accounts) mapping from existing ledgers to the standard general ledger.

Skills

Support the Director of Controllership with papers required for the Risk and Audit Committee ensuring that the Committee has visibility to timely information to make informed decisions.

Ability to influence colleagues and peers at different levels of the organisation

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated experience in prioritising, managing multiple deliverables & stakeholders

To lead and coordinate the quarterly Finance Governance Committee by ensuring information required to produce the documentation is gathered, reviewed and consolidated in a timely manner. Ensure meeting minutes are produced in a timely manner. Follow up on open items with owners to ensure closure.

Supporting M&A activity which may include, pre acquisition due diligence, reviewing draft SPAs to ensure finance implications are understood, planning integration activities and coordinate reporting requirements

Act as Finance Risk Champion ensuring Finance teams understand what constitutes a Risk Event and what the process is to report. Ensure all Risk Events are recorded in DFN with clear remediation steps. Ensure any financial impacts are understood and recorded as needed

Attention to detail with high level of accuracy

Demonstrated experience of project management and execution

Demonstrated experience of enhancing internal controls over financial reporting in a complex organisation

Working with the Finance Transformations Leader and local Finance teams plan and execute various trade and asset transfers with the aim of simplifying the legal entity structure across Atlanta

Demonstrated experience of auditing internal controls over financial reporting

Support the Director of Controllership in facilitating proactive detection of fraud by establishing all applicable checks and processes.

Behaviours

Excellent time management, communication and stakeholder engagement skills

Resilient and committed individual, able to operate in a fast paced and challenging environment

Accredited professional (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

Team player as well as the ability to work autonomously

Proven ability to take ownership, provide solutions and execute as necessary

Highly motivated and proactive attitude towards work coupled with the ability to use initiative

Formalise internal controls over financial reporting which are already in existence to help ensure reliance can be placed upon them by auditors.

Support the Director of Controllership in ensuring all mandatory team training requirements are completed on time

To lead and coordinate the quarterly Finance Governance Committee by ensuring information required to produce the documentation is gathered, reviewed and consolidated in a timely manner. Ensure meeting minutes are produced in a timely manner. Follow up on open items with owners to ensure closure.

Demonstrated experience of enhancing finance governance practices in a complex organisation

Accountable and solution focused

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