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Financial Accountant Risk and Control

  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

Location: Guildford/Hybrid (2 days per week in the office)

Salary:  Dep on exp + benefits 

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.


Role Description

The purpose of this role is to contribute towards the delivery of Finance Operations objectives and Key Performance Indicators for Risk and Control through management of business touchpoints, ensuring risks are identified and understood, suitable controls are designed and are operating effectively. Supporting audit cycles for the FinOps teams from planning through to finalisation in line with agreed timescales whilst acting as a key contact between the Internal Audit Co-ordinating team and Auditors, ensuring delivery standards are met fulfilling audit requirements.


Key Responsibilities

·  Support the implementation of the Finance Operations’ control transformation agenda, working collaboratively across divisions and with key stakeholders. This includes contributing towards the design and implementation of the department's annual controls testing plan, along with providing meaningful feedback to enhance the controls position, including automation
·  Maintain the integrity of the risk and control framework, including ensuring controls are designed to best practice standards, operate effectively, facilitating / driving resolution of deficiencies, as well as providing ongoing support on the wider organisation’s control framework
·  Provide effective governance and support strategic initiatives, required to either remediate or proactively enhance control activities. This includes supporting the implementation and ongoing management of the Group's new risk and control reporting tool
·  Track / monitor Finance Operations risk events and undertake root cause investigations where required
·  Ensuring risk and control documentation is in a fit-for-purpose state, assisting on the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, for all risk activity
·  Validate and close control gaps and self-identified issues for teams within Finance Operations
·  Track & follow up on remediation of issues and findings raised by Internal Audit 
·  Conducting controls testing and leading the process of remedial action planning when control deficiencies are identified
·  Support Finance Operations teams with interim and annual planning, testing and resolution of audit queries (internal & external)
·  Develop strong relationships with the Financial Controls Centre of Excellence to ensuring an understanding of their needs & requirements
·  Ensure operational resilience for Travel & Expenses by deputising for Finance Operations Services Lead where required
·  Provide support & mentorship to team members 


Skills & Experience

·  Superior communication and interpersonal skills with ability to articulate finance information to non-finance individuals
·  Attention to detail whilst maintaining the ability to see the big picture
·  Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and good knowledge of other office applications
·  Understanding of governance frameworks
·  Strong numerical and analytical skills
·  Operate effectively in a deadline driven, complex environment (interpersonal, negotiation, organisational, time management, decision making, planning & delivery)
·  Highly organised, self-starter and independent learner who takes the initiative to challenge the status quo
·  Compliance & risk management culture
·  Ability to work independently & collaboratively in a team
·  Able to demonstrate an audit or risk background, with a clear understanding of risk related concepts and controls within a Finance Operations function, particularly in relation to regulatory reporting.
·  Experience of delivering changes to systems or processes
·  High level of computer proficiency (good knowledge of MS Office suite – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and process mapping tools)
·  Achieving challenging targets and KPIs in a high-pressure environment
·  Managing multiple priorities to strict deadlines
·  Working in or with a Finance Operations team
·  ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified or part qualified



What We Will Offer You


Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

·  Flexible buy/sell holiday options
·  Hybrid working.
·  Annual performance related bonus
·  Contributory pension scheme
·  Development days
·  A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
·  Retail discounts

Our Ways of Working

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. 

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive - Your work life balance is important to us.

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website - they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, a Disability Confident employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion members, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

At Allianz, we encourage our people to advocate for what they need, we listen, and we act – this could include providing assistive technology, ergonomic specialist equipment, mentoring and coaching, or flexibility in the way you work, among a wide range other adjustments.


Join us - Let’s Care for Tomorrow.

Make every future a success.
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