Financial Control Manager

Financial Control Manager

London / Manchester / Brighton – flexible office location

£70,000 base, 25% Bonus, £6,000 car allowance, Pension, Private Health

Permanent / 35 hours p/week

Closing date: 15th May 2020

A bit about us…

Bupa is one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world, because what we do matters. From our contact centres to our care homes; health and dental centres to our state-of-the-art hospitals across all four corners of the globe, every part of our operations are dedicated to our purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do.

About the area you’ll be working in…

From Finance and IT, to Marketing and People (HR) our support functions are the backbone of our Global operations. We may not deal directly with our customers, but we play an absolutely vital role in making sure that our customer-facing teams get all the support they need to deliver the very best service.

What you’ll be doing…

As a key member of Bupa Insurance (BINS), you will be responsible for balance sheet controls & reporting, including producing high quality reports & associated financial information for the Regulated Entities Executive, Board & Committees.

You will work collaboratively with Bupa Group Finance & business units (BUs) to ensure timely delivery of financial, regulatory and management reporting. Further, you will manage the resourcing and outsourcing arrangements between Bupa Insurance (BINS) Centre Finance and other Bupa teams.

What’s a typical day?

  • Business partner with Group Finance & Bupa Insurance (BINS) to produce:
    • Regulatory reporting, including PRA submissions and narrative information
    • Statutory accounts and reporting
    • Management accounts and reporting including monthly Flash, FD reports drawing on performance / balance sheet insights from Group Finance
  • Produce management information, forecasting and planning to the executive and Board.
  • Develop, document and embed financial controls consistent with the group enterprise wide frameworks, policies and standards.
  • Develop structured guidelines and lead periodic reviews balance sheets.
  • Provide ongoing management and review of the regulated entities finance policies including monitoring compliance
  • Embed the data quality policy requirements in the regulated entities
  • Support the governance process by attending the Regulated Entities Reporting and Disclosures Committee (RERDC) presenting papers prepared by the team
  • Manage & document the resourcing & outsourcing arrangements between Group Finance (FP&A, Financial Reporting Team, Actuarial, Treasury, Tax, Strategic Finance)
  • Collaborate with Group Finance & Bupa Insurance to support and review business cases before they are presented to the Executive team and Board.
  • Manage and monitor compliance with the External Supplier policy
  • Facilitate key meetings to ensure alignment in reporting processes
  • Manage the relationship between the regulated entities and the external audit firm
  • Partner with Bupa Treasury – support the management of inter-company loans, guarantees and cash flows.
  • Liaise with Bupa Tax team – support the Bupa Insurance tax activity.
  • Business partner with Strategic Finance to develop and manage BINS Capital Plan.

Who we’re looking for?

You will be an ambitious individual with excellent communication & technical accounting skills. Planning and prioritising are crucial, allowing you to make effective decisions, solve problems and increase efficiency of working.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACCA, ACA, or CIMA
  • Strong knowledge of financial controls
  • First-hand experience of delivering financial analysis and reporting solutions in a complex and decentralised environment.
  • Awareness of regulatory reporting requirements
  • Good understanding of IFRS accounting policies
  • Good technical accounting ability and experience in transactional accounting
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and experience of working with financial accounting systems
  • Experience of coordinating large processes with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to interact and influence at senior levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including preparation of executive presentations
  • Experienced in managing conflicting tasks & deadlines
  • Experience of coordinating large processes with multiple stakeholders
  • A methodical, enquiring and analytical approach to their work.

This role can be based in London, Manchester or Brighton (Bupa offices).

What’s it like to work here?

We want people to ‘love working here’, so much so that’s it’s at the top of our agenda and something you’ll hear a lot about here at Bupa. We offer our people a great range of benefits, many of which are flexible and can be tailored to suit what’s most important to you. We’re a healthcare company so there’s a huge focus on our people’s health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and workplaces which are friendly, appealing spaces to support you to be at your best.

Whether you’ve found your feet or are discovering a new path. Welcome to a place that celebrates you. This isn’t where you’ve been. This is where you’re going. This is what we have belief in.

We’re an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone – all talents and backgrounds. Bupa strives to make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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Job Information

Job Reference: R1057383_1588326979
Salary: Up to £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Salary From: £70000
Salary To: £70000
Job Industries: Accountancy
Job Locations: London
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: ACA, CA, Financial Controls, IFRS
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