Consolidation Business Readiness Lead - Fixed Term Contract Opportunity Consolidation Business Readiness Lead - Fixed Term  …

M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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M&G plc.
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Consolidation Business Readiness Lead - Fixed Term Contract Opportunity
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/nationality, 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 M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The 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:
Working with M&G Plc as the Consolidation Business Readiness Lead means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation, a remarkable history and exciting plans for the future. If you're inspired to join us, and if you have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.
This is a fixed term contract opportunity until June 2022 and will begin working remotely and will then have a blended approach of working from home and one of our offices in Edinburgh/Stirling/London.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Manager or Expert:
  • 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

In this role you will be a pivotal part of our Finance Ambition programme for the implementation of our new strategic consolidation solution. This role is responsible for leading the delivery of the Tagetik solution for IFRS consolidation and UK GAAP sub-consolidation as well as delivering process change reporting for both M&G plc Group and solo entity reporting. Specifically, you will be responsible for driving and embedding change in the business, representing the needs of the consolidation and sub-consolidation teams to the programme and ensuring the right people are involved at every stage of the programme.
Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Leading a workstream of 2-4 to deliver programme objectives
  • Gathering and evaluating business requirements in light of the scope of the project
  • Supporting the business lead/programme manager and deputising for the them in key meetings covering process and control changes
  • Ensuring that the business lead and SMEs are engaged in solution definition by means of facilitating workshops and meetings
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure the business change is planned and delivered effectively and on time
  • Acting as the interface between the Project Team and Finance teams to ensure successful implementation of business processes alongside the new Consolidation solution
  • Working with external consultants and ensuring third party deliverables meet agreed objectives
  • Working with finance function to understand how the changes impact the existing finance landscape and design ways to minimise disruption to the business in implementing the changes
  • Ensuring effective communications with all key stakeholders within and outside the core project team
  • Supporting continuous improvement through routine and bespoke analyses
  • Tracking deliverables against project plan/business case and flagging blockers early
  • Actively managing workstream risks, issues and dependencies
  • Providing input into key programme activities such as UAT, learning requirements and enabling business readiness

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Proven experience in working on finance change projects with proven expertise to deliver large scale and complex improvement projects
  • Experience of mapping and documenting business processes
  • Knowledge of a finance function operation within insurance
  • Ability to manage and prioritise conflicting goals
  • Able to speak the language of the business whether its IFRS, UK GAAP or Solvency II
  • Experience of developing strong working relationships and coordinating activities across distributed business areas (Financial Reporting, Accounting Production, Actuarial, Data)
  • Demonstrable problem solving, negotiation and conflict management skills, ideally applied to delivering change initiatives
  • Knowledge of Consolidation and Reporting systems
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Ability to manage senior leadership
  • Strong team management and people skills
  • Resilience and determination to succeed in the face of unforeseen challenges

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter Name: Emma Pryde
Closing Date: 7th May 2021

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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