Senior International Accountant (6 mnth FTC) Senior International Accountant (6 mnth FTC) …

M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jan 21
M&G plc.
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Jan 21
Senior International Accountant (6 mnth FTC)
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:

The Senior International Accountant will be responsible for day to day finance operation and control of the following entities, including accounts payable, payroll, tax payments: M&G Investments Hong Kong; M&G Investments Japan and M&G Investments Australia.

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

Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Month end postings, reporting and reconciliations for the above entities, plus M&G Guernsey and two profit share entities (PPMSA & PGF Ireland), in both Local & Group GAAP
  • Preparation and completion of regulatory filings for all entities as required & monitor compliance of required capital
  • Preparation, audit and completion of FY2020 financial statements for Hong Kong, Japan, Australia & Guernsey
  • Board paper production & attendance at board meetings if required
  • Raise intercompany invoices and settlements
  • Liaising with tax, HR, CoSec, Compliance, T&B, Lux & Singapore finance teams as necessary to complete all above tasks
  • Prepare and update cashflow forecasts
  • Working through transition to new third party provider for tax and finance activities for both own entities and supporting others within the team as required
  • Sourcing and upload environment data to Greenstone
  • Carry out peer reviews on other team members reporting packs quarterly and provide feedback
  • Support any team wide projects and initiatives as required
  • Maintenance and upkeep of relationship with TPP to include ongoing quality control
  • Chairing weekly team meetings every 5 weeks
  • Close contact with the APAC Finance team with resolution of queries when and where they arise.
  • Support adhoc queries

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Good understanding of P&L and Balance sheet
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS, GAAP
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Excellent Financial Reporting skills
  • Hong Kong/Japan GAAP knowledge would be a positive but not essential

Work Level: Manager or Expert
Recruiter Name: Simone Morris
Closing Date: 27 January 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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