Investment Accounting Project Specialist - 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract
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Company : M&G plc


Job Location : Edinburgh, UK


Posted on : Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:29:40 GMT


Job Description :

At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we’re looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We’re digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we’re looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.


What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:

  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:

All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our LifeWorks employee assistance programme which is run by Canada Life. If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. T he service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

  • The Investment Accounting Project Specialist will play a key role as part of the Investment Accounting (IA) function. At a time when there is a large amount of strategic change within the organizations this role will work alongside the team to provide technical and project support with the various changes. This will include being the representative on project meetings, working with the SMEs to produce required documentation and supporting the Head of Investment Accounting with strategic change initiatives.

Job Level:

Expert/Manager:
  • For people managers, accountable for managing and motivating others to ensure quality of delivery to customers and stakeholders
  • For technical specialists, accountable for delivering expert advice or service, using specialist knowledge and subject matter expertise
  • Applies judgement to deliver outcomes, evaluating a range of potential solutions, considering the impact for customers, cost and risk
  • Manages conflicts that may impact delivery
  • Challenges upwards given knowledge of delivery and awareness of complex systems and the broader picture
  • Identifies and anticipates need for changes to continuously improve quality and efficiency of output
  • Manages resources and risks using expert judgment, know-how and experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • The individual will report to the Head of Investment Accounting and have experience of managing third parties and influencing at a variety of levels.
  • Support the Head of Investment Accounting with Strategic change initiatives
  • Represent Investment accounting on various project meetings
  • Provide technical input and guidance
  • Coordinate the actions and activities of the projects within the Investment Accounting area
  • Work alongside the various SMEs within Investment accounting to produce project, process and control documents

Knowledge & Experience:

  • The role holder will be an experienced individual with a wide ranging knowledge of Investment Accounting processes, funds and regulatory requirements including Solvency II and IFRS.
  • As Investment Accounting Specialist, the individual will require to have excellent people management and project skills and be able interact with various stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Previous experience in Financial Services
  • Investment Accounting Experience
  • Experience of working on large change initiatives
  • Project documentation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communications skills

  • Job Level: Expert/Manager
  • Recruiter: Tom Hunt
  • Closing Date: 30/09/2020

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:

  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things



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