Displaying 5 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP
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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Senior Investment Accountant Fixed Term Contract – 9 Months Superb Rural Location – Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction3, M42) Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of joining one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the chance to make the most of your undoubted Investment Management and Reporting Skills. As the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, we have over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of around £68.6 billion. As a Senior Investment Accountant, your role will primarily focus on supporting the Investment Accounting Manager in the provision of high quality investment reporting information through the use of a well-controlled and accurate general ledger. Working with 2-3 direct reports, this will involve: • Managing investment accounting and analysis for individual allocated funds from top to bottom and acting as the principal expert, liaising with 3rd party investment managers/administrators and internal stakeholders on complex investment queries • Preparing, reviewing, co-ordinating and reporting on investment data at individual fund level for monthly management reporting, statutory accounts and ad-hoc requests • Producing Investments related half and year end IFRS statutory reporting and annual regulatory returns information, as well as providing additional commentary and analysis in order to aid overall understanding • Assisting in the identification of opportunities and subsequent implementation of improvements to the control environment for our Life Companies investment portfolio We’re looking for a fully qualified accountant, with a relevant financial services background, ideally including exposure to the life & pensions sector, who can demonstrate: • A broad knowledge and some direct experience of investments, including a good understanding of regulatory requirements and financial reporting • Plenty of initiative and strong technical/analytical ability, coupled with the necessary confidence to deal with, influence and challenge outsourced providers • Excellent communication, team management and relationship building skills, plus an open and positive attitude towards instigating and implementing change In return, you can look forward to building on your existing skills and knowledge base in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, that fully intent on becoming a ‘Best in Class’ financial and risk management enterprise.
Actuarial Systems Analyst/Specialist Financial Services Life & Pensions Excellent Package Superb Rural Location Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Jct3, M42) Joining Phoenix represents a rare opportunity for you to take on a unique role that offers the chance to become directly involved in helping support our brand new, cloud based actuarial valuation system - the first of its kind in the UK. A single model, called MG-ALFA, this is industry leading technology and as an actuarial systems specialist you'll play a key role in its on-going development. Specifically this will involve: -Creating low level designs for changes to our internal Actuarial systems (MG-ALFA), supporting systems and working closely with our outsourced code developers to advise on, check, correct new specifications -Advising on, reviewing and correcting unit testing documentation -Assessing the impact of new code on financial results -Investigating queries raised via a Support Desk, as well as working closely with review actuaries during reporting periods, in order to explain the results and numbers produced -From the financial services industry and with a background in the life and pensions sector, you'll ideally have completed some or all of the CT series of actuarial exams and be able to demonstrate: -Strong technical actuarial skills supported by the ability to read and understand actuarial concepts coded into actuarial software (MoSes, Prophet etc.) -Direct exposure to actuarial systems development including specifying, making and testing code changes -The credibility to hold your own with qualified actuaries, backed by good communication skills and a strong understanding of UK actuarial methodologies, products and models -A proven ability to manage multiple pieces of work in a dynamic environment and identify/investigate complex systems issues that may arise in a timely manner -Discipline to work in a controlled manner under a strict release management framework In return, you can look forward to the exciting prospect of developing your career with the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, who are a rapidly developing FTSE listed company and one of Britainï Top Employers 2013. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Group Solvency II Development Manager Financial Services (Life & Pensions) £69,005 - £103,508 + Car Allowance + Bonus – Initial 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Based London - Superb City Location This is a superb opportunity for a high calibre regulatory reporting specialist, with strong technical accounting and Solvency II expertise, to join the Phoenix Group – a rapidly developing FTSE listed company and the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator. Reporting to the Head of Group Financial Reporting and operating at a senior level, your role will hold significant responsibility for the successful implementation of Solvency II and other regulatory developments within group finance, which will impact on our operational and reporting structures. As the Group Solvency II Development Manager, this will involve: - The delivery of high quality and timely regulatory reporting for the Group, that’s fully compliant with the PRA and other key stakeholder requirements - Leading in the delivery of all Group Finance project tasks in support of Solvency II implementation, as well as reviewing existing/emerging regulations and providing technical input into our response - Managing internal relationships across the business to ensure the timely provision of solvency information, whilst also liaising with external auditors in relation to ICA+/Solvency II reporting - Defining processes, producing plans and providing appropriate documentation for ICA+ and Solvency II reporting purposes, covering both quarterly and annual requirements Able to make an immediate contribution, you must be a qualified accountant, from the financial services sector, with direct experience of the Life & Pensions industry, who can demonstrate: - A strong technical accounting background and a solid grasp of Solvency II, including evidence of direct involvement in the readiness/implementation phase within a similar environment is highly desirable - Proven Group and Listed Company reporting expertise , coupled with experience of large scale consolidations , plus knowledge of related IT systems and appropriate control frameworks - The necessary gravitas and confidence required to deal with a variety of stakeholders and convey often complex technical information to senior management in an easily understandable manner - Excellent influencing, communication and relationship building skills, backed by the ability and know-how to effectively balance strategic goals with operational demands
Business / Process Analyst Fixed Term – 6 month contract – 2 roles available Superb Rural Location - Based Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Junction 3, M42) Operating in a market worth an estimated £190 billion, we’re currently in the midst of a ground breaking Financial Systems Transformation programme (FST) and undertaking a range of organisational change initiatives that form part and parcel of a major development exercise. As an experienced Business/Process Analyst, with good knowledge of financial services, ideally within the life and pensions industry, you must be: - Accustomed to working in defined regulatory environment and have a proven ability to contribute to the business, technical and management requirements of the role - Able to evidence working in teams and alone with an attention to detail and ability to follow a methodical approach - Fully conversant with and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and preferably Visio applications, as being able to produce high quality outcomes to tight deadlines - A confident communicator and relationship builder, with strong analytical, report writing and presentation skills, who can demonstrate a solid grasp of the full project lifecycle - Ideally we would like the candidate to have had experience working in a similar role on data/system migration projects or programmes although this is not essential If successful you’ll be assigned to a large scale systems migration project to re-platform our core Finance and Actuarial Systems. The role holder will be required to operate across a number of work streams, providing support to both the Programme Manager and Project Managers. Activities will include: - Working closely with the project team and the business to gather requirements including but not exclusively; functional and non-functional system requirements; service delivery; disaster recovery/business continuity; organisation design - Identification of business processes impacted by the migration and support any design activity to implement any necessary changes; - Analysis and documentation of data and data feeds; - Identification and documentation of Programme Acceptance Criteria; - Analysing your findings and producing summary reports/technical presentations In return, you can look forward to excellent rewards, first class conditions and the genuine possibility of a contract extension in a fast developing FTSE listed company, with an exciting future ahead Making the switch to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of putting your undoubted blend of business and process analysis expertise to the test with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2012’ and the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator.
PA to Head of Function (Director – Life Legal) Excellent Package & Conditions - 1 Year Fixed Term – Maternity cover Contract (January 2014 Start) Superb Rural Location – Based in Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Jct3, M42) This is a classic PA role, working on a 1:1 basis with the Director for Phoenix Life Legal, where if successful you’ll enjoy a wide and varied remit Ideally from a financial services background and with significant experience of operating in a similar Executive level PA/administrative capacity, you must: - Have the confidence to use your own judgement and a proven ability to make and take decisions, together with the flexibility to accommodate the Director’s working patterns - Have the experience of supporting a senior/executive member on a 1:1 basis - Be an excellent communicator and organiser, able to work with a high degree of professionalism/confidentiality, who can demonstrate a resourceful and proactive approach - Have a conscientious outlook and strong attention to detail, coupled with the know-how to plan and prioritise multi-task requests within short timescales and demanding deadlines - Be able to quickly adapt to a fast moving environment and demonstrate a strong level of PC expertise, spanning Advanced MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills This role will involve: - Providing a comprehensive and highly confidential administrative/secretarial and executive support service to the Director, as well as undertaking projects and research as required - Full day to day diary management, prioritising meetings/workload, along with organising travel and accommodation, plus other ad-hoc duties - Drafting correspondence and compiling/producing reports, presentations and various documentation – including minutes, agendas and project notes - Acting as a main point of contact, screening and handling incoming calls as appropriate, whilst regularly liaising with internal colleagues and suppliers Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of putting your skills to the test with the UK's largest closed life and pension fund consolidator, who are a rapidly developing FTSE listed company and one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’.
Displaying 5 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP