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Assistant Finance Manager

Company Lloyds Banking Group Location West Yorkshire
Contract Permanent Position Salary £34983 - £50531 per annum
Sector(s) Banking

Job Description

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Through our brands, Lloyds Banking Group has a relationship with just about every household and community in the UK. We underpin the lives of millions of individuals and businesses, and play a key role in helping to build a growing UK economy.

Finance is key to that success by securing and building the financial strength and performance of the Bank.

Are you an experienced Finance professional looking for the next challenge?

If so, we currently have a great opportunity for an Assistant Finance Manager to join our Retail Consolidated Financial Reporting team, based in Halifax.

The Retail Consolidated Financial Reporting team producing accurate, timely and informative month-end analysis, supporting the Head of Finance and Retail Senior Leadership Team. Colleagues in the team benefit from a particularly wide-ranging view of the Retail business, which provides an excellent opportunity to increase your breadth of knowledge across these product areas

As this is a month end reporting role, some flexibility in working patterns is required, to meet the needs of the business.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the timely and accurate preparation of primary financial statements (Profit and Loss Account and Balance Sheet) for the Retail Division, to be used throughout the monthly reporting cycle.
  • Consolidation of weekly / monthly KPI metrics for the Retail business, with analytical review and challenge, along with providing insightful commentary.
  • Preparation of key journals, compliance of Group Risk policies, ensuring the month end reporting cycle is underpinned by controlled data consolidation and ownership of the Attestation Process
  • As part of a team responsible for Consolidated Reporting, recognise at all times the important role our stakeholders play in delivering accurate MI. Support collaborative working with stakeholders, to develop an understanding of competing demands they face into and commit to minimising the demands we place on them.
  • Continually review and challenge existing process', drive forward change, and support simplification initiatives with a pragmatic approach to problem solving

Ideally you'll be studying for a professional finance qualification, or have the desire to do so, although this is not essential.

Preferably you will have a proven track record of supporting financial reporting, and need to be able to use and manipulate spreadsheets, produce formatted charts and use advanced formulae and pivot tables.

Other essential skills and proven experience you will need to have:

  • Analytical review and variance analysis of financial information.
  • Data interrogation from general ledgers and other financial systems.
  • Advanced Excel and SAP skills.

A strong customer focus, and strong communication and presentation skills are also essential.

So, do you want to work for one of the UK's largest Financial Services organisations?

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

As well as a competitive salary, this role offers:

- 4% of salary taken as cash or on flexible benefits

- 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

- A total reward package that offers discounted lifestyle, financial and protection benefits you can tailor to suit your lifestyle

Did you know we've won awards? We've gained industry recognition including Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Top 30 Employer for Working Families, Gold Standard 2014 from the Business Disability Forum and Top 50 Employer for Women.

So if this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you.

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