Displaying 7 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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Source Code Release and Configuration Manager 6 month day rate contract Excellent Rates available Superb Rural Location - Based Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Junction 3, M42) This is an outstanding contract opportunity, offering you the chance to develop and apply your expertise in a unique setting at Phoenix - the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, with fully outsourced customer service and IT functions. As a key member of the Release Management your role will focus on: Contributing to the on-going design, development and implementation of the newly formed change and release management principles and process Balancing the requirements and impacts across all finance systems for both on-going business unit and other project activity Ensuring all system releases are planned, co-ordinated and subsequently communicated, in order to fully support the quarterly valuation cycle Quickly understanding the current change, delivery and release cycle, enabling you to highlight weaknesses, implement corrective measures and continuously improve the process As a key member of the Release Management team - responsible for providing a framework by which projects will deliver systems change in a controlled manner, you must be able to demonstrate: Experience within the Financial Services industry and with proven release management and configuration expertise gained in a similar setting Direct experience of working in a multi-project environment, along with the ability to manage complex projects concurrently An understanding of source code management and configuration tools (eg. SVN/Subversion), coupled with a practical knowledge of ITIL best practice A genuine and practical appreciation of software development lifecycles, whilst any added exposure to actuarial systems/applications and familiarity with SAS would be advantageous In return, you can look forward to excellent rates and first class conditions in a fast developing FTSE listed company, currently in the midst of a major and exciting transformation programme. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Legal Advisor Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector Up to £55,000 + 12% car allowance, bonus & benefits Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Junction 3, M42) Joining Phoenix provides an outstanding opportunity to make the most of your growing legal expertise in a commercial in-house role, with one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK's largest closed life & pension fund consolidator. With over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of more than £68.6 billion, our unique business model – utilizing a network of outsourced service providers – means we can focus on our core objective of being a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise. Reporting to and supporting the work of a Senior Legal Advisor, you’ll assist in the delivery of a professional and value adding legal service to our Life Division and other Group companies, with an emphasis on managing the contracts that underpin our outsourced and procurement activities. Specifically this will involve: Acting as a key legal contact for designated functions and providing high quality, practical legal advice on business projects and commercial contracts, including supporting disputes and litigation To provide a basis for the proper selection, engagement, appointment and subsequent management of external lawyers, ensuring effective cost control within allocated budgets Assisting the Legal Department in the provision of a legal risk management service to the business, whilst helping ensure full compliance with all relevant legal requirements Contributing to the wider activities and overall operation of the Legal Department, as well producing reports and management information on related legal matters As a qualified Lawyer, specialising in commercial law and ideally with some legal experience in the financial services industry - preferably involving exposure to the life & pensions sector - you should be able to demonstrate: Evidence of having trained at a recognised national law firm or alternatively, related in-house experience at a leading organisation A strong background and a successful track record in outsourcing and commercial contracts, including the ability to effectively manage external Lawyers A broad knowledge of life assurance and pensions law would be helpful, coupled with a good grasp of the financial services regulatory regime and environment surrounding outsourced arrangements Excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills, complemented by a strong appreciation of risk awareness and mitigation In return, you can look forward to first class rewards, a superb working environment and a great platform for continuing career development in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, with exciting plans ahead.
Business Analyst (IT) Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector 3 - 6 Month Day Rate Contractor Role Excellent Rates available Superb Rural Location - Based Wythall, South Birmingham (Just off Junction 3, M42) This is an outstanding contract opportunity, offering you the chance to develop and apply your business analysis an IT expertise in a unique setting at Phoenix - the UK's largest closed life assurance and pension fund consolidator, with fully outsourced customer service and IT functions. Working on a major project, involving the migration of key finance applications and data from our existing outsourced service provider to a new strategic partner, your role will focus on: - Setting and defining the data migration analysis approach and parameters for data migration, then formulating and developing the project plan accordingly - Liaising closely with designated business areas and outsourced service providers to understand data migration requirements and agree and create a delivery schedule - The creation of data dictionary and related documentation for regulatory compliance purposes, including data mapping As an experienced Business Analyst, with a strong IT background and first-hand knowledge of the Life & Pensions industry, you must be able to demonstrate: - Excellent technical and analytical know-how, ideally evidenced by working in a similar capacity on financial data/system migration projects or programmes - First rate communication, relationship management and report writing skills, coupled with a solid grasp of the full project lifecycle - A good understanding of the regulatory framework relating to life and pensions companies, along with the environment surrounding outsourced arrangements In return, you can look forward to excellent rates and first class conditions in a fast developing FTSE listed company, currently in the midst of a major and exciting transformation programme.
Group Financial Accountant Financial Services Sector (Life & Pensions) Excellent Package & Conditions - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Based London - Superb City Location This is a superb interim opportunity, offering you the chance to apply your Consolidation and Reporting expertise with Phoenix - the UK’s largest Closed Life & Pension Fund Consolidator. We are a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of more than £68.6 billion. As Group Financial Accountant, you’ll be a key figure in a team of technical experts, responsible for the timely provision of accurate financial data on a group-wide basis. Focusing on the delivery of high quality Financial Statutory and Solvency II reporting, this will involve: - Working and liaising closely with all divisions to gather information and assist in completing the consolidation of the Group for statutory reporting using COGNOS Controller - Leading and assisting in certain aspects relating to the production of IFRS financial statements, EV financial statements and Group quarterly reporting - Assisting, reviewing and providing any necessary reconciliations to the ICA+ reporting process, whilst continually considering steps towards Solvency II end state - Support in the delivery of all Group Finance project tasks to implement quarterly reporting and Solvency II, as well as supporting Group Finance projects in respect of corporate activity as necessary - Development of COGNOS Controller throughout the business, constantly seeking ways to improve process efficiency and build an appreciation and understanding of various tools / systems around the business that can assist in improving processes - Active management of the statutory audit process to ensure it ties in with production timetables, addresses key areas and allows for the timely escalation and resolution of issues Operating in a constantly evolving environment, you must be a fully qualified accountant from a financial services background – ideally with relevant exposure to Life Insurance & Pensions - who can demonstrate: - Strong technical accounting skills and the necessary confidence to provide expert advice to senior business unit accountants/actuaries on a broad variety of financial reporting issues - First-hand experience of Group consolidation and process management activities, including a good, practical grasp of large scale consolidations - Plenty of initiative and flexibility, as well as the ability to quickly pick up new processes and systems, whilst challenging existing practices and bringing new ideas to the table - The know-how to make an immediate contribution in a technically challenging and complex environment that’s representative of a listed company, moving towards Solvency II Any direct exposure to Solvency II and/or knowledge of COGNOS Controller would also be desirable.
Internal Planning Analyst £35,007 - £52,511 p.a. + Excellent Benefits & Conditions – 6 month fixed term contract Superb Rural Location – Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction3, M42) This is an outstanding interim opportunity, offering you the chance to make the most of your planning and analytical expertise with Phoenix - one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator. Reporting to the Internal Planning Manager and with a clear focus on the planning and delivery of business unit and project financial reporting, you’ll enjoy a broad based role working across all departments within Life Finance and Capital Management. On a day to day basis, this will involve: - Leading the development of plans on a business wide basis, to ensure timely implementation of quarterly reporting plans - Supporting and helping driving improvements to planning processes, whilst assisting overall project management through good cost control and applying PMO guidelines - Assisting with issue resolution and ensuring key stakeholders are engaged through well maintained communications - Developing and maintaining resource planning processes, as well as managing the analysis of timesheet information With direct and relevant experience gained in related regulatory environment, you should be a proven performer, able to demonstrate: - High levels of numeracy, along with excellent technical, analytical and project management skills - A proactive and highly organised approach, backed by the ability to manage and prioritise varied workloads, whilst driving through improvements and efficiencies. - A good degree of IT/PC literacy, including intermediate to advanced level Excel, coupled with excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills - A willingness to take on challenging objectives in a key area of the business and see them through to completion. In return, you can look forward to making your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, able to offer excellent conditions and a superb working environment.
Fund Accountant £34,006 - £51,009 + Excellent Benefits & Conditions – 12 month fixed term contract Superb Rural Location – Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction3, M42) This is an outstanding interim opportunity, offering you the chance to make the most of your accounting expertise with Phoenix - one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’ and the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator. Operating in a market that has an estimated value of £190 billion, we’re a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a premium listing on the LSE, over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of more than £68.6 billion. Reporting to and deputising to the Senior Fund Accountant, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing a financial controls team engaged in bank and suspense reconciliation work. On a day to day basis this will require active involvement in: - The preparation and delivery of high quality and timely financial and regulatory returns for allocated funds - Ensuring the integrity of all policy accounting and bank related transactions for all companies into the general ledger - Reviewing fund trial balances and subsequently resolving or referring any arsing issues as appropriate With 1 direct report, you’re likely a newly qualified accountant, from within the financial services sector, who must be able to demonstrate: - A strong finance background, along with up to date accounting knowledge and a practical understanding of policy systems - Proven supervisory experience and leadership ability, coupled with excellent analytical and book keeping skills - A good degree of computer literacy, covering MS Office, General Ledgers and high level Excel applications, plus some familiarity with Oracle GL - The potential and confidence to make a positive contribution to the on-going workload and challenges faced by our fund accounting team In return, you can look forward to making your mark in a rapidly developing company, able to offer excellent conditions and a superb working environment.
HR Advisor (Financial Services) 6 Month Fixed Term Contract Up to £45,000 p.a pro rata & Excellent Conditions Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Jct 3, M42) This is a key interim appointment, offering you the chance to apply your HR expertise with Phoenix - the UK’s largest closed life & pension fund consolidator, with around 1300 employees, over 6 million policyholders and assets under management of approximately £68 billion. Justifiably proud of our status as one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2013’, we’re seeking to build on this well-earned accolade and as a HR Advisor you’ll be working in a fast paced environment, with a team that’s at the heart of a packed and exciting people agenda. Reporting to the HR Operations Manager and working within a dedicated business area, we can promise you widespread exposure to the complete HR mix in a role that will involve: - Providing expert HR guidance, advice and coaching to Line Managers on all operational issues, including performance and absence management - Building strong partnerships throughout other areas of HR, including our outsourced providers, in order to deliver a seamless customer service across the business - Taking direct responsibility for all employee relations activities and ensuring that high risk/complex cases are referred to a HR Business Partner - The possibility of undertaking specific and aligned project or research work in conjunction with HR colleagues and/or business managers Able to make an immediate contribution, you’re likely to be an experienced interim HR professional, currently studying towards or already holding an MCIPD qualification, who can demonstrate: - A solid generalist HR background and a strong commercial outlook, evidenced by a proven track record in a similar role, preferably gained within a unionised environment - Good practical knowledge of ‘best practice’ HR principles and procedures, particularly in respect of ER, employment law, performance management and stakeholder engagement - Excellent communication and relationship building skills, plus the ability to promote/drive change and add real value to overall business performance In return, you can look forward to the challenge and reward of working in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company, fully intent on becoming a ‘best in class’ financial and risk management enterprise.
Displaying 7 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP