Offers “Aviva”

Expires soon Aviva

Financial Reporting Controls Specialist - IT


Job description

Financial Reporting Controls Specialist – IT
Salary – national: £55,000

We have an exciting opportunity within the Finance Risk & Control Function to be part of a specialised team of financial control experts, seeking to ensure that Aviva has an effective and robust financial reporting control structure as it transitions to a leaner, more streamlined global finance function.

Aviva’s Financial Reporting Control Framework provides assurance in relation to efficiency of the control environment over Aviva’s external financial reporting. If you want to help us to build IT capability within the function and you have strong curiosity about process and control improvement, we would love to hear from you! You will be at the fore font of driving change as we move from manual to more automated controls.

A bit about the job:

The primary purpose of the role is to support scoping, testing and review activity of IT controls relating to financial reporting. The scope of controls includes both IT Application Controls (ITACs), such as system reconciliations, input controls and approval controls as well as IT Dependencies (ITDs), covering system calculations, interfaces and system generated reports. This role will also include supporting with ESG (Environmental, social, and corporate governance) non-financial reporting. You will also support the review and impact assessment of IT General Control (ITGC) issues and how they affect key automations and data sources critical to our key reporting processes. The role will provide opportunity to help identify opportunities for automation and improve upon the balance of preventative automated and detective manual controls.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to read / understand common coding language: JavaScript, Python, SQL, XML etc, as well as experience of taking ownership of risk and controls delivery, including SOx and internal risk and controls management. Ideally you will have experience in engaging with external audit and experience within Life and General Insurance, and/or Financial Services.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

Ability to challenge key stakeholders to interrogate control design, enabling a robust assessment to be performed.

An excellent communicator and influencer, able to represent technical and non-technical concepts successfully in different ways to accommodate a variety of stakeholders.

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to adapt between collaboration and working independently as needed.

Relevant industry qualification(s): CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP

What you’ll get for this role:

Our purpose - with you today, for a better tomorrow – is a promise we make to our colleagues too. And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you. We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.

Salary - national: circa £55,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications)

Bonus opportunity - 10% of annual salary Actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva’s.

Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in.

29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days

Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products , and other retailer discounts

Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme

Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer’s leave

Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work

Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others

We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools


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