Assistant Finance Manager (12 month FTC)

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End date

Thursday 04 April 2024

Salary range

£42,120 - £46,800

Agile Working Options

Hybrid Working

Job description

JOB TITLE: Assistant Finance Manager

LOCATION: Edinburgh

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in an office site

About this opportunity:

You'll join us in Group Finance Support (GFS), a team of c600 colleagues within the Finance Division, providing centralised support and expertise to the rest of Finance and the Business. This role is a 12 month secondment supporting the CB Financial Control team in Group Finance Support responsible for the financial control activity, reconciliation and basis of substantiation of data on a monthly basis.

What you'll be doing:

You'll join the Financial Control team which is responsible for Ledger Control & Reporting across the Leasing and Ireland business areas within Commercial Banking, as well as International Mortgages System within Retail Banking. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking candidate to join a team looking after a number of source system and other reconciliation and financial control processes.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the operations of the team including, ensuring regular deadlines are met, managing reconciliation issues and working with the wider Financial Control team to ensure that process work efficiently and in a controlled manner;
  • Contributing to the month end process, including the monthly balance sheet reconciliation and substantiation process, including Integrity certification and the assurance of the ledger at month end;
  • Taking ownership of control issues or balance sheet breaks, ensuring that these are owned and remediating action plans are in place;
  • Collaborating closely with a large number of internal teams including stakeholders in other GFS teams. In addition there will be extensive liaison with Divisional Business and Operations teams, Finance Platform colleagues and external auditors;
  • Supervising, supporting and coaching junior colleagues in their operational tasks and wider development
  • Working with Finance Platform, and other Change teams to ensure that Financial Control matters are considered in Transformation, including managing the ongoing change impact on source system reconciliations;
  • Developing personal capabilities using existing formal and informal training opportunities;
  • Proactively identifying improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures, including the running of debrief meetings and driving continuous improvement initiatives;

About us:

If you think all banks are the same, you’d be wrong. We’re an innovative, fast-changing business that’s shaping finance as a force for good. A bank that’s empowering its people to innovate, explore possibilities and grow with purpose.

What you'll need:

  • Working towards an accountancy qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) or have alternatively gained a similar level of expertise acquired through experience in a finance function
  • Process and Controls expertise with a passion for Financial control and questioning mindset;
  • Strong background of delivery and driving continuous improvement against a constantly evolving landscape.
  • Bring a problem-solving approach with excellent analytical and investigative skills.
  • Works collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders, utilising well-developed relationship skills.
  • Good communicator, excellent organisational ability and able to operate independently or as part of a team.

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We’re disability confident. So, if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 28 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey.

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At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.