Head of Financial Reporting

Phoenix Group

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Wythall, UK ⚠️

Job Type:  Permanent

Location: Wythall (Birmingham) 2 days a week with hybrid working

Flexible working: All of our roles are open to part-time, job-share and other types of flexibility. We will discuss what is important to you and balancing this with business requirements during the recruitment process.

Salary: Up to £135k depending on experience, plus 30% bonus up to 60%, private medical cover, 38 days annual leave, excellent pension, 12x salary life assurance, career breaks, income protection, 3x volunteering days and much more

We have an incredible opportunity here at Phoenix Group as a Head of Financial Reporting to join our Financial Reporting Centre and lead a large team.

Who are we?

We want to be the best place that any of our 7,800 colleagues have ever worked.

We’re the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business. We offer a range of products across our market-leading brands, Standard Life, SunLife, Phoenix Life and ReAssure. Around 1 in 5 people in the UK has a pension with us. We’re a FTSE 100 organisation that is tackling key issues such as transitioning our portfolio to net zero by 2050, and we’re not done yet.

The role

The successful individual will provide strategic leadership of financial reporting, delivering regulatory and UKGAAP reporting for the life entities and regulatory and IFRS 17 results for Group reporting. You will lead delivery of integrated processes, embedding and strengthening IFRS 17 capabilities.  Leadership of cross-functional planning to deliver an efficient and collaborative end to end financial reporting process.

In addition you will oversee development of accounting and regulatory advice, production and review of final reports and papers for senior management, including the Board.  You will drive changes to the reporting function from the evolution of business, best practices and changes to regulation / standards.   This will include the evolution of key financial metrics to support the business Value Centres.

You will deputise for the Director of Financial Operations and Reporting at steering committees, forums and the Board.

What are we looking for?

You will be a Qualified Accountant with significant experience post qualification and have membership of an accountancy body.

You will bring knowledge and experience of life company accounting & reporting, including strong knowledge of IFRS and Solvency II.

You will have the ability to communicate financial information to wider stakeholders you will have the ability to lead strategic change and drive process improvements.

You will be leading a large team and so will bring significant leadership experience and a growth mindset.  You will enjoy working in a changing environment and bring excellent planning and organisation skills with ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

We want to hire the whole version of you.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels accepted and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If your experience looks different from what we’ve advertised and you believe that you can bring value to the role, we’d love to hear from you.

 If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, please let us know so we can help you to be at your best.

Find out more about #LifeAtPhoenix

Phoenix Groupthephoenixgroup.com

The UK's largest long-term savings and retirement business.

Working Week

Flexible working is a core part of our employee offering and it's advertised as standard on all our job adverts, including being open to part-time (e.g. 4 day week @ 80% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 38 days annual leave including bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 additional days.

  • 38 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid Fridays
  • 90 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer hybrid work with options to work from various UK offices.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Transparent Salaries
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 7.9k across 19 departments:

  • business development
    142
  • finance
    116
  • consulting
    92
  • operations
    78
  • human resources
    57
  • information technology
    52
  • engineering
    43
  • media and commmunication
    38
  • accounting
    37
  • data science
    28
  • support
    24
  • +8 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Strategic leadership
  • UKGAAP reporting
  • IFRS 17
  • Accounting advice
  • Financial metrics
  • Process improvements

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