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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1 Wythall Green Way
Senior Treasury Assistant £21,548 - £32,322 – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Superb Rural Location, Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Just off Junction 3, M42) Joining Phoenix represents an exciting opportunity to make the most of your book-keeping and general accounts knowledge with ‘One of Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ – a highly regarded financial services organisation, based at our prestigious office location here in Wythall, just off the M42. Working as part of a small team within our Fund Accounting department, you’ll enjoy a broad based role, supporting the Assistant Treasury Controller with all day to day banking operations. Specifically, this will involve: - The timely and accurate review of funding calculations and the review and posting of journals, as well as reviewing various logs and other control files - Completing all operations and tasks on a daily basis, working to strict timescales and deadlines, ensuring SLA’s are fulfilled and that we comply with best practice - Liaising with banks and outsourcers, whilst providing additional assistance and support to the Banking Reassurance and Controls Manager, Treasury Controller and Treasury Analyst Responsible for helping and supporting Treasury Assistants with their daily workloads, you should ideally have worked in a financial or strong controls environment and must be able to demonstrate: - Solid communication, organisation and time management skills, coupled with the ability to meet strict externally imposed deadlines which may change at very short notice - A good knowledge of double entry book-keeping and the general accounts function, along with a basic understanding of UK banking regulations and procedures - Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, plus plenty of flexibility and a strong customer focus - Good analytical skills and a fair level of PC/IT literacy, particularly in respect of Microsoft Excel applications In return, you can look forward to a superb short term opportunity in a FTSE listed company able to offer excellent rewards, great conditions and a first class working environment. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
SAS Analyst (Finance & Actuarial Systems) FINANCIAL SERVICES – LIFE & PENSIONS £45,121 - £67,694 + Excellent Benefits & Conditions 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 technical SAS and 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’. As an SAS Analyst, you’ll relish the prospect of having accountability for the design, maintenance and enhancement of the SAS processes used to support the business and day to day operational activity. Specifically this will involve: Delivering policy & asset data to meet challenging reporting timescales Writing technical design specifications and test plans, as well as owning and managing all associated change control and documentation processes Ensuring proper version control over data systems/sets, analysing data and undertaking other detailed analytical investigations to resolve any outstanding issues Ideally, we’re looking for a talented SAS Analyst, with a relevant insurance and pensions industry background, who can demonstrate: Excellent SAS skills – v9 or higher, backed by a practical grasp of Excel and Access (FoxPro desirable) First rate technical ability, including relevant data analysis and migration experience, ideally gained within a life insurance context Sound written and oral communication skills, along with the confidence to hit the ground running and make an immediate contribution High levels of self-motivation, a team oriented outlook, plenty of initiative and a focus on quality, as well as results 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.
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 2014’ 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 the Fund Accounting Manager, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing a fund accounting and financial controls team engaged in bank and suspense reconciliation work. On a day to day basis this will involve: - Maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the general ledger for a number of allocated life funds, as well as preparing annual regulatory returns for each fund - Producing accurate and complete trial balances for handover to the financial reporting team at half year and year ends - Liaising with outsourced service providers and taking a lead role in project work across the Fund Accounting team As a fully qualified accountant, capable of measuring, monitoring and setting performance standards for your team, you must be able to demonstrate: - Significant and relevant post qualification experience, involving practical exposure to life company regulatory activities and requirements - Proven leadership and strong people management skills, evidenced by having led a professional team of six or more - Up to date technical knowledge, including familiarity with FSA regulations , coupled with experience of delivering accounting for both non-profit and with-profits funds - High level analytical ability and a good degree of computer literacy, especially relating to MS Office, Excel and Accounting Ledgers In return, you can look forward to making you mark in a rapidly developing company, able to offer excellent conditions and a superb working environment. Closing date is Friday 18th April.
Reassurance Transaction Accountant Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector £34,006 - £51,009 – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Junction 3, M42) This is a key interim appointment, offering you the chance to make the most of your reassurance/accountancy expertise and team leadership skills with Phoenix - one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ 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 the Senior Reassurance Accountant, you’ll be responsible for leading and managing the in-house reassurance accounting transaction team. Specifically this will involve: - Taking ownership of in-house external reassurance, ensuring that transaction processes for premiums and claims are accurate, timely and appropriately recorded on the ledger - Ensuring the integrity of all in-house reassurance transactions and the development of an effective control environment. - Actively supporting the Reassurance Manager in the management and improvement of outsourcer reassurance activities This is a specialist role, requiring a qualified accountant or reassurance accounting professional, with the necessary technical know-how to make an immediate contribution to the finance function, who can demonstrate: - Significant and relevant experience of reassurance activities within the life assurance industry, as well as - First rate people management, leadership and motivational skills, including the capability to develop a successful and proactive team - Excellent communication and relationship building abilities, coupled with a proven track record in dealing with outsourced providers. - A fair degree of IT/PC literacy, particularly in respect of Microsoft Office and General Ledger applications In return, you can look forward to an excellent package, superb working environment and a great opportunity to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Making the move to Phoenix offers you the exciting prospect of applying your Consolidation and Reporting expertise with 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.
This is a superb interim opportunity, offering you the chance to apply your accounting and internal 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. Based in Group Finance and reporting to, as well as supporting the Group MI & Planning Manager, your role will focus on the preparation of financial information for senior management in order to assist in the delivery of good quality internal reporting. On a day to day basis, this will involve: - Producing consolidated plans, forecasts and monthly MI on IFRS, solvency and cash-flow bases ensuring the provision of relevant, reliable, insightful and timely information, with a consistency and quality of content for decision making purposes - Providing input into the planning and forecasting instructions and timetabling for the Divisions in a timely and concise manner, as well as suggesting and implementing control and efficiency improvements - To produce and document the Group stress testing results, assessing both qualitatively and quantitatively, numerous single and combined sensitivities to determine Group risk of breaching key financial metrics - Working with team and department colleagues to establish, manage and improve processes for identifying, monitoring, quantifying, reporting and forecasting variances, including analyses of the key drivers behind the results (including identifying trends and variations) As Group MI & Planning Accountant, you must be a fully qualified and have a strong financial services background – with relevant exposure to Life & Pensions – who can demonstrate: - A sound and practical understanding of technical regulatory requirements, coupled with first-hand knowledge of Life company reporting activities and accounting systems - The necessary know-how and expertise to make an immediate contribution, evidenced by proven and relevant experience in a similar operating environment - A high degree of analytical ability, along with first rate communication, stakeholder management and PC/IT skills, including Advanced Level Excel - Plenty of initiative and flexibility, as well as the confidence to resolve any arising issues, challenge existing practices and bring new ideas to the table
Assistant Treasury Controller (OSP Oversight) Financial Services – Life & Pensions Sector £26,268 - £32,534 – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Superb Rural Location – Based Wythall, S.W. Midlands (Junction 3, M42) This is a key interim appointment, offering you the chance to make the most of your accounting expertise and team leadership skills with Phoenix - one of ‘Britain’s Top Employers 2014’ 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 our Treasury Controller, you’ll be responsible for both the retained and outsourced governance and oversight of payments, funding and associated banking activities. Specifically this will involve: - Leadership of the operational banking team and the day to day management of up to 3 direct reports, ensuring the integrity of all accounting and bank related transactions - Active and regular liaison with our outsourced service providers and the wider Phoenix Group, with a focus on developing the outsourcer governance process for banking arrangements - The implementation and oversight of an effective control environment, along with provision of MI and governance reporting, plus small elements of reconciliation and ledger work Ideally we’re looking for a part qualified accountant or alternatively an experienced technician from a related background, with a good breadth of up to date accounting knowledge, who can demonstrate: - Direct experience of regulated company payments, accounts payable and operational banking activities including company payments and funding calculations, evidenced by a practical grasp of both payment and banking systems/regulations - Proven team leadership and people management skills, including the ability to delegate/allocate work and undertake appraisals - High level analytical skills and a fair degree of IT/PC literacy, strong Microsoft Excel skills, plus the ability to cope with and work to extremely tight/strict deadlines - Excellent communication skills and the necessary confidence to effectively liaise with our outsourced provider and senior management across the Group In return, you can look forward to an excellent package, superb working environment and a great opportunity to make your mark in a rapidly developing FTSE listed company. N.B. When on the Phoenix Careers site, first time visitors will be asked to register before applying.
Displaying 7 jobs from THE PHOENIX GROUP