As part of the Returners Programme the Group Finance Support (GFS) Division are looking for an enthusiastic, curious and hardworking candidates to join our team. We provide centralised support and expertise to the rest of Finance and the Business.
As is most of the world, the entire team is currently working remotely and this is something we intend to carry on embracing into the future. The hub location of this role is Edinburgh, but we expect this role to work in a hybrid way, flexing between working from home and the office hub.
We recognise that in order to attract the best people we need to be flexible - we know that 'normal' office hours aren't always doable! Whilst we can't accommodate every flexible working request, we're happy to be asked.
Why the Lloyds Banking Group Returners Programme?
If you've taken a career break for at least two years then you're eligible to apply to our award-winning Returners Programme.
We're in the middle of a huge transformation to realise our ambition of building the bank of the future, whilst also fulfilling on our commitments to Helping Britain Recover.
If successful we'd put you through a 16-week programme, designed to re-integrate you back into your career and restore the skills and value you possess. After the programme we'd then look to the possibility of you securing a permanent role with us. The programme start date is likely to be end-September 2021.
Leading a small team looking after specific control and reporting activities, the role will involve:
Running the month end process, including preparation and posting of any manual journals, the monthly balance sheet reconciliation and substantiation process, and the assurance and attestation of the data at month end;
Taking ownership of control issues or balance sheet breaks, ensuring that remediating action plans are in place;
Proactively identifying improvements to existing processes, systems and procedures, including the running of debrief meetings and driving continuous improvement initiatives;
Coordinating preparation of reporting and analysis by using multiple computer applications, including Microsoft Office, while also gathering and summarising data in response to customer requests.
We'd love to see a number of the below aspects in your background:
You're a qualified accountant, with experience of either financial control, statutory or regulatory reporting;
You'll have experience of leading and coaching colleagues, both as a line manager and performance manager;
You're a confident user of Microsoft Office software applications, and have a practical understanding of financial systems and processes.
So what do we want to see in your style?
Being able to take ownership and working collaboratively with a large number of teams are capabilities that we value highly. You'll have excellent communication skills and the ability to explain technical financial concepts in simple terms.
And you're passionate about developing your personal capabilities and those of your team using existing formal and informal training and development opportunities.
What we'll give you in return
We'll help you get up to speed quickly within a supportive environment.
And we'll provide you with challenges that stretch you, along with the opportunity to work alongside committed people who care about delivering for our customers.
That's why our Returners Programme backs up our dedication to providing genuine equal opportunity, and we'd also happily talk about working patterns outside the standard 9-5.
We'll also give you a fixed term contract with a regular salary and access to wider benefits.
So if you're ready to dust off those hard-won accountancy skills then apply today and see where the programme will take you...we'd love to hear from you.
We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us for more details.