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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE
Phoenix - one of "Britain's Top Employers 2012" - is the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, with assets under management of around £71 billion.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Phoenix offers a world of opportunity for employees. Not only are we the UK’s largest specialist consolidator of closed life assurance funds, with some highly recognised brands under our umbrella, we’re also a FTSE 250 member and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Our new, world class modelling platform is set to radically transform the actuarial systems landscape and will make our practitioners leaders in their field.
Corporate Responsibility will always feature highly on our overall business agenda. Our people are our most important asset and they are vital to the success of our business. Building an engaged, productive workforce provides significant opportunities to enhance our business performance, benefiting customers, shareholders and employees alike. In our annual staff survey, we consistently demonstrate strong employee engagement scores compared to both our target and the Financial Services benchmark. As a direct result of our efforts we have been awarded as one of Britain’s Top Employer’s 2012.
WHAT IS THE EXPERIENCE?
We know that career development is high on our employees’ list of priorities and that’s why we spend more on learning and development than any of our competitors. Our robust development policy is in place to help employees achieve their maximum potential with appropriate support available. Ultimately, our aim is to create a fulfilling working environment based on our values - which can be found at www.phoenixgroupcareers.com
Our workplace has plenty to offer too! Our London office is in Juxon House and enjoys a superb city location in the prominent business sector of St Pauls. The on-site facilities at Wythall really do stand out from the crowd and are nothing short of excellent. Free car parking and a free lunch service are just some of the perks you can look forward to as well as our own football pitch, putting green, tennis courts and subsidised gym!
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Fund Accounting Analyst £Excellent + Benefits & Great Conditions – 9 Month Fixed Term Contract Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction 3, M42) Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of applying your analytical expertise in a unique setting, with the UK’s largest Closed Life and Pension Fund Consolidator and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’. Specifically this will involve: - Assisting the fund accountant in the completion of internal and external financial information, such as analytical review packs and regulatory returns. - Liaising with other departments and outsourced service providers to obtain and challenge information. The successful candidate will have: - An excellent understanding of double entry book keeping and is likely to be studying towards a finance qualification (CIMA or ACCA). - With a good degree of computer literacy, covering MS Office, General Ledgers and high level Excel applications, we also expect you to display excellent analytical and communication skills. - Familiarity with Oracle GL would be an advantage. In return, you can look forward to making your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, fully intent on becoming a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise. To apply online simply click apply now below. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Head of Authorised Fund Management Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction 3, M42) Joining Phoenix provides an outstanding opportunity to apply your specialist fund management expertise with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ and the UK's largest closed life & pension fund consolidator - with around 6 million policyholders and assets under management of approximately £68.1 billion We’re currently in the midst of creating a new Authorised Fund Management (AFM) entity – which sits within a wider programme, mandated to streamline our operating model with a former Group Investment management firm – and as our new Head of AFM, you’ll be at the heart of a packed and exciting agenda. Taking over the reins from the interim Head of AFM, your role will have responsibility for the oversight and management of the Phoenix Unit Trust, as well as reporting of investments, ensuring the smooth running of daily operations and that robust risk management, governance and controls are in place. With 2 direct reports, this will specifically involve: - Ensuring the seamless transfer of all activity from the project base into day to day business operations - Providing leadership and subject matter expertise in relation to the successful execution of the oversight model for the Unit Trusts - Management of key stakeholders and service providers, including legal, regulatory risk, finance and investment managers, as well as the Board and Trustees - Regular liaison with regulatory and compliance authorities This is a specialist, senior level role, ideally suited to an experienced AFM professional from a related financial services background – preferably including exposure to Life and Pensions – who can demonstrate: - An in-depth knowledge of the full cycle of an AFM company and associated regulatory requirements of the business - A proven track record in a similar role and direct experience within the retail funds space, plus first-hand knowledge of the regulatory regime and applicable source books (COLL) - Strong leadership and first class relationship management skills, backed by the ability to think strategically and influence other senior management, up to Board level In return, you can look forward to a first class career and rewards to match, in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, with exciting plans ahead. To apply online, simply click apply now below. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Oversight Consultant - Authorised Fund Management Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction 3, M42) Joining Phoenix provides an outstanding opportunity to develop and apply your industry and management expertise with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ and the UK's largest closed life & pension fund consolidator - with around 6 million policyholders and assets under management of approximately £68.1 billion We’re currently in the midst of creating a new Authorised Fund Management (AFM) entity – which sits within a wider programme, mandated to streamline our operating model with a former Group Investment management firm – and as one of two new Oversight Consultants, you’ll be a key contributor to the process. Reporting to and supporting the Head of AFM, your role will focus on the oversight, compliance monitoring, reporting and governance aspects of investments, along with the management of operational relationships between the Group, our AFM team and Phoenix Unit Trust Managers. Specifically this will involve: - Taking & seamlessly transferring activity from the project base into business unit operations - Undertaking the daily oversight of the outsourced suppliers of the AFM business - Carrying out/delivering the agreed annual compliance monitoring programme for the AFM - Maintaining and developing risk management policies and procedures, for the AFM Ideally holding a recognised accountancy as well as industry qualification – such as IAQ or IMC – and with previous involvement in a Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency or Investment Management business, you should: - Have a related financial services background, preferably including some knowledge of the life and pensions sector and exposure to the investment arena - Be able to demonstrate experience of working in a management capacity within an operational team in a retail funds environment - Strong communication and relationship building skills, plus the necessary confidence and know-how to carry out compliance oversight of appointed suppliers In return, you can look forward to a first class career and rewards to match, in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, with exciting plans ahead. To apply online, simply click apply now below. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Group Financial Accountant Financial Services Sector (Life & Pensions) £47,000 - £55,000 + Excellent Benefits Based London - Superb City Location This is a superb opportunity, offering you the chance to apply your Accountancy and Reporting expertise with Phoenix – one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014 and the UK’s largest Closed Life & Pension Fund Consolidator. Operating in a market that has an estimated value of £190 billion, we are a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, around 6 million policyholders and assets under management of approximately £68.1 billion. As the Group Financial Accountant, you’ll work and liaise closely with all divisions, playing a key role in the statutory reporting process, which will include: - Contributing to the production of high quality, timely and consistent statutory accounts for the Group, which includes IFRS financial statements, EV financial statements - Preparing and uploading consolidation journals, by completing working files and reconciliations as support, in order to complete the consolidation of the Group for statutory reporting using Cognos Controller - Assisting in the statutory audit process to ensure audit files are prepared and any audit queries are successfully resolved - Providing support in the delivery of Group Finance project tasks, in order to assist in the implementation of quarterly reporting and Solvency II, as well as contributing to Group Finance projects in respect of corporate activity as necessary Ideally, we’re looking for a recent fully qualified accountant from a financial services background, who can demonstrate: - Strong financial reporting and technical accounting skills, spanning a range of reporting standards, coupled with proven and relevant IFRS reporting expertise - A practical grasp of large scale consolidations, as well as related financial IT systems and exposure to appropriate control frameworks is desirable - Experience in the Life Assurance sector would be preferred - The ability to make an immediate contribution in a technically challenging and complex environment, that’s representative of a listed company, moving towards Solvency II N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Senior Actuarial Reporting Technician £35,171 - £52,757 + Benefits & Excellent Conditions Superb Rural Location - Based Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Junction 3, M42) Making the switch to Phoenix offers you the chance to join a technical team that is responsible for the front-line initial review, reporting and consolidation of outputs from MG-ALFA, our cloud-based actuarial modelling platform. The implementation of MG-ALFA has already enabled a high degree of harmonisation across our actuarial reporting processes, but as we move closer to the implementation of Solvency II and working to accelerated reporting timescales, our ability to provide timely, accurate and high-quality analysis of outputs from our core modelling software and its associated processes will become increasingly important – and this is where you come in. The role will involve exposure to, and analysis of, the results of asset and liability calculations on different reporting bases for a range of our with-profits and non-profit funds, so there will be plenty of opportunity to learn more about how different funds behave and how the key metrics of our business are generated, reported and disclosed to internal and external stakeholders. Other responsibilities may include: - Supporting more junior staff with the preparation of manual calculations and adjustments to our core MG-ALFA outputs, ensuring robust controls are applied at all times - Assisting with the end-to-end process of setting up, reviewing and entering actuarial assumptions into MG-ALFA - Supporting the analysis of outputs from future waves of MG-ALFA testing and development, ensuring results are as expected and helping to report and resolve defects if they are not Working with a wide range of colleagues, including Review Actuaries, internal Risk functions and Actuarial Systems specialists, as well as helping to develop the skills of the talented trainee actuaries and junior technicians within the team, you should have: - Already completed most of the CT series of exams and ideally have studied for some of the later actuarial exams such as CA1 and ST2 - but not essential - A high degree of technical actuarial knowledge and know-how, strong investigative and IT/Excel skills along with a reasonable level of commercial awareness and analytical ability - Proven experience of actuarial modelling systems and processes, along with an appreciation of the importance of applying actuarial controls within a regulatory environment - The ability to work to tight timescales and use your knowledge and instincts to make quick and sensible conclusions from large amounts of information - Confident, concise and clear communication skills – both written and verbal – plus an ability to present findings/recommendations to senior actuarial colleagues and other stakeholders All in all, it’s an exciting opportunity to join one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ and build on your existing actuarial knowledge in a unique setting, with the UK's largest UK consolidator of closed life assurance funds, as we move towards accelerated, high-quality actuarial reporting fit for the challenges of Solvency II and beyond. To apply on-line simply click apply now below. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Business Analyst – Unit Trust Migration Project Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector 6 Month Day Rate Contractor Role Excellent Rates available Superb Rural Location - Based Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Junction 3, M42) Purpose To work within the Project Office or Programme Office (“PO”) within Change Delivery, supporting the PO in building a new business unit within the Company that will become the Authorised Fund Manager for 35 UK UCITS Unit Trusts. Accountabilities - Support to the allocated team within the overall project programme plan - Timely delivery of allocated tasks in line with the overall plan - Produce detailed and accurate policy and design papers - Produce and maintain process maps and procedures - Attend and provide input at project meetings - Production of Financial Promotions for UK Authorised UCITS Retail Funds Skills / Knowledge / Experience - Knowledge and experience of working within the Financial Services Industry - Particularly knowledge of working within Mutual Funds industry, preferably within AFM/ACD for UK UCITS Authorised Unit Trusts/OEICS - Understanding of the Collective Investments Investment Cycle - Project Management / Business Analyst experience - Able to act on your own initiative and make logical decisions and formulate judgements - Knowledge in the preparation and review of Financial Promotions for UK Authorised UCITS Retail Funds : KiiDs, SiiDs, Application Forms, Fund Factsheets and Fund Prospectus’ The Company Phoenix is the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, with around 6 million policyholders and assets under management of aapproximately £68.6 billion. Justifiably proud of our status as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014, we are a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, fully intent on becoming a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise. To apply online, simply visit the link below by clicking apply now. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Displaying 6 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP