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Internal Controls & Insurance Analyst

Posted: 29 Apr 2021 Closes: 5 Jul 2021
Manila Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006519

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The Role / Position Overview

This role will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Internal Control & Insurance Manager in the management of FT's global internal control framework and insurance activities. This role will also ensure active collaboration with various departments in identifying, streamlining, and improving controls for smooth operations. This role will be an integral part of FT's worldwide change management process.

Key Responsibilities

  • To regularly review the internal control framework.

  • Complete weekly and monthly control testing, sampling and providing feedback sessions.

  • Reporting findings to the Internal Control Manager for action/discussion.

  • Working closely with the Internal Control Manager and Finance teams to implement strong practical controls and understand and resolve outstanding issues. Particularly assessing the adequacy of controls in addressing our key business risks, and the efficiency in which we operate them.

  • Working with the Internal Control Manager and the wider Finance to ensure adequate and up to date documentation is maintained by Business Process Owners for all processes and controls, by way of process walk throughs and reviews across finance on a regular basis

  • To oversee the day-to-day operation of our key controls, working with BPO’s to ensure key controls are performed on a timely basis and process changes do not compromise our control framework

  • To work closely with the Internal Control Manager, IT Compliance and the Finance Systems team to ensure appropriate system access for all business users, with a focus on critical users and segregation of duty monitoring. This will include regular auditing of the system and reporting/discussing finding with the Internal Control Manager.

  • To work with colleagues throughout the business on implementing recommendations made by internal and external auditors, ensuring recommendations are adopted and implemented on a timely basis.

  • To support the Insurance manager in coordinating the FT’s annual insurance cover, working with the brokers and colleagues across finance to ensure accuracy of cover

  • Assist the Insurance Manager in handling claims and assisting colleagues where necessary.

  • Assistance and support to ensure the Finance team complies with Business Continuity planning.

  • To work closely with Legal and Compliance to ensure departmental synergies and assisting in formation and amendment in companywide policies.

  • To work with colleagues in Finance and the wider business community on the delivery of change projects.  These may include; changes to finance and business systems, including documentation, implementation of new systems, changes to existing processes, co-ordinating non finance activity

  • Provide regular stakeholder reporting on project status

  • Other adhoc duties as advised by the Internal Control Manager

Required Skills / Experience

  • A technically strong, finance professional ideally with an internal / external audit background. 

  • Strong commercial acumen, the foresight to ask the right questions and the skills to work effectively with other areas of the finance function such as Tax & Treasury are essential. 

  • Good interpersonal skills enabling the individual to influence and persuade finance and non finance colleagues. The individual will need to build relationships with stakeholders within the business at senior management level to produce key deliverables.

  • A Self starter with the ability to identify key issues and present them to the relevant audience appropriately

  • Enthusiasm, resilience, drive and commitment, with the ability to work effectively in a constantly changing environment.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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