Manager Planning & Analysis Group Cost Management - 6 month fixed term contract Manager Planning & Analysis Group Cost Management  …

Lloyds Banking Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Lloyds Banking Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Manager Planning & Analysis Group Cost Management - 6 month fixed term contract
End Date
Thursday 22 August 2019

Salary Range
£49,608 - £55,120

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Job Description Summary
Here at Lloyds Banking Group we are recruiting a Manager - Planning & Analysis Group Cost Management role, on a 6 month fixed term contract basis

Job Description

At Lloyds Banking Group, we have a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper and to become the best bank for our customers. What we do makes a genuine difference to families, businesses and communities and we're playing a central role in crafting a growing UK economy. Finance is key to that success by securing and building the financial strength and performance of the Bank.

Here in the Cost Centre of Excellence (CoE) we provide a service dedicated to enabling and serving Finance Business Partners. We're made up of three teams; The Planning and Analysis (P&A) team, the Reporting, Forecasting and Controls (RF&C) team, and the Performance Improvement (PI) team. Your role will be part of the new Planning and Analysis Functions team within the Cost Centre of Excellence (CoE) and you'll report directly into the Senior Manager Group Cost lead.

What would you get involved with?

As part of the P&A team you'll take ownership and accountability for:
  • Being the key point of contact for Group Cost Finance Business Partners with the CoE
  • Collaborating across the CoE to deliver quality products on time
  • Delivering reporting, analysis & insight to the Finance Business Partners
  • Providing effective and reliable support in the planning process

You'll help cultivate high performing teams within the Costs CoE. This will require the application of experience of Planning & analysis activities within a Finance context. To successfully deliver in this role, you'll build good relationships with the Group Costs business partnering teams that you support, and effectively utilise the offering from within the Centre of Excellence. There is an expectation that the role will be flexible and work across the wider Cost Centre of Excellence teams, supporting other teams where demand requires.

What will your key accountabilities be?

Undertake Group cost management activities including but not limited to:
  • Review of divisional & consolidated Group reporting, challenging where necessary and providing commentary analysis & insight
  • Liaising with BPs for information relating to movements and month end exceptions; produce the Flash and trigger required adjustments to be actioned by the Controls team
  • Supporting Business Partners at or for key meetings
  • Communication with Business Partner and Control teams on non-standard assumptions, review accounting outputs during month end and challenge
  • Review, investigate and challenge material exceptions and provide supporting information
  • Creation of scenario modelling and analysis and provide high level commentary to Costs Investment Management
  • Analyse and communicate unexplained variances and non-standard business driven changes related to 4 Year Operating Plan / Quarterly and Monthly Rolling Forecast
  • Facilitate structure changes and provide guidance on Restatement progression

Team Support
  • Actively assist and motivate junior colleagues to assist in the creation of a high performing and engaged team to achieve objectives and deliver above expectations
  • Review and oversight of junior colleagues' output and deliverables, and timely escalation to appropriate management for issue resolution
  • Embody the Lloyds values of Putting customers first, Making a difference together and Keeping it simple

Partner Management
  • Represent Group Reporting and Cost Management across all key partners, including but not limited to the Costs CoE teams, Business Partners teams and Group Finance Support Teams
  • Build and maintain regular contact and strong working relationships with key partners
  • Provide insightful information, guidance and advice to influence and aid partner decisions

What skills and experience can you bring to the role?

Essential criteria:
  • Qualified accountant (ICAS / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent) or qualified by experience
  • Excellent communication, presentation and organisation skills
  • Strong IT skills - Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

Desirable criteria:
  • Financial services experience (though not essential)
  • Knowledge of SAP and TM1 systems

And in return?

It is a very exciting time to join LBG. Together we'll continue our market leading, ground breaking transformation and you'll help us realise the Group's vision to become the Best Bank for Customers. Here, you'll grow as a person and develop your career.

As well as a competitive salary, you'll receive:
  • Discretionary Performance Share Award
  • Generous pension contribution
  • A flex benefits cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestyle (4% on top of your basic salary)
  • Private health cover
  • Share schemes
  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy our total dedication to your ongoing personal and professional development. We'll help you perform at your best today, so you can fulfil all your potential in the future.

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

Did you know we've won awards?

We've gained industry recognition including Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Top 30 Employer for Working Families, Gold Standard 2014 from the Business Disability Forum and Top 50 Employer for Women.

So if you have the skills we're seeking and you're looking for your next step, we'd love to hear from you.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we're building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.