Assistant Financial Controller - Treasury and Controls

Location
England, London
Salary
£60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted
07 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Ref
14036699/001
Contact
Dominic Tivey
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified

The Assistant Financial Controller - Treasury and Controls, will oversee day to day management of treasury, banking and cashflow monitoring. This includes principal responsibility for treasury management and cashflow monitoring for Pension Funds. Also, responsibility for financial controls over payments made by the Pensions Administration business and monitoring and reporting of financial controls for LPP Group.

Client Details

LPP is a pension service provider for LGPS and other public sector pension funds based in London. They aim to help clients reduce pension deficits, improve investment returns and lower costs through our core service.

LPP was formed in 2016 through a collaboration between Lancashire County Council and the London Pensions Fund Authority. Today they manage £17.4bn of pension assets for our investors, and provide pensions administration services to more than 600,000 members across LGPS, Police and Firefighters pension schemes.

Our client provides a dynamic and progressive environment driven by financial services with a public sector ethos to it.

Description

  • Lead responsibility for treasury management whilst ensuring appropriate banking and treasury controls and procedures are in place.
  • Responsible for effective relationship management and development with LPP's bankers.
  • Responsible for ensuring pensions payments and lump sums are correctly accounted for in the accounting system and reconciled to the Pensions Administration system.
  • Establish end to end financial control over the Pensions Administration business. This includes documenting processes, identifying and enforcing controls.
  • Produce financial control reports, covering key KPIs for the Finance teams with commentary to be reported to the Executive Committee and Audit Committees.
  • Accountable for the effective management of junior Finance team members including organising workflow in order to meet deadlines. Conducting performance appraisals and ensuring progress against learning and development plans.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Financial Controller in the proactive management of internal and external auditors. Making sure the audit timetables are adhered to, key deadlines are met, and audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.
  • Ensure adherence to Finance procedures, processes and controls. Make sure, there is periodic review and update of Finance processes. Report on compliance with financial processes and controls and highlight any areas of risk to the Head of Financial Control.
  • Ensure there is adequate business continuity plans in place for the Finance function and all payment cycles.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

Profile

  • Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least a year post qualification experience in a Finance function.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of establishing and implementing financial processes and controls.
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating day to day staff workloads. Conduct effective performance management including development of Finance team members against learning and development plans.
  • Thorough understanding of financial systems and controls surrounding Pensions Administration, Investments, Banking and Treasury.
  • Demonstrable knowledge/experience of accounting/auditing for Pension Schemes would be desirable.
  • Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Good level of numerical, analytical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.
  • A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.
  • An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP's commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

Job Offer

Assistant Financial Controller - Treasury and Controls

Financial Services, Public Sector, London

Competitive salary £60,000 - £65,000

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