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Regulatory Reporting Manager

£65000 - £75000 per annum
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Responsibilities

  • Complying with the FCA/PRA’s Individual conduct rules, as outlined below


Regulatory Reporting Function

  • Production, analysis and submission of the statistical returns required by the Bank of England and the supervisory returns for the Financial Services authority and European Banking Authority
  • Analysis and communication of policy and market developments in regulatory reporting and update senior management of any upcoming changes
  • Model impact of new deals and products
  • Engage in annual ICAAP and ILAAP
  • Assist in the testing of new releases of STB software used to produce the returns to ensure that changes to the regulations are met, and that bugs or faults in the software are identified and reported
  • Assist in the maintenance and review of procedure documentation for processes performed within the finance function to ensure relevance and efficiency
  • Ensure good working relationship with the regulator


Liquidity Function

  • Providing effective communication to stakeholders of all devlopments within the liquidity arena, including impact assessment to the bank
  • Ensuring the banks liquidity policies reflect current practice and meet all internal and external requirements
  • Responsible for daily liquidity and associated stress reporting
  • Extensive liaison with treasury, risk and business
  • Responsible for obtaining ALCO approval for all liquidity polices
  • Ensure covers are fully trained
  • Engage in quarterly stress test reviews


FSCS (SCV) Function

  • Responsibility for production of SCV reports to FSCS
  • Devlop procedures to ensure we are FSCS compliant
  • Ensure good working relationship with the regulator


Other

  • Contribute to ILAAP, ICAAP and RRP on liquidity and capital stress testing
  • Take responsibility for ad hoc tasks within Asset Liability Management, within the wider regulatory and capital management


Skills required

  • Regulatory experience
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Minimum 5 years banking experience in finance function
  • Good knowledge of banking products
  • Commercial awareness
  • Team player
  • Good understanding of various bank systems

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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  • Analysis of the internal monthly capital, liquidity and other information to ALCO and external monthly, quarterly/semi-annual and annual returns.
  • The role holder is mandated to assist the Regulatory Reporting Accountant and Senior Financial Controller in reviewing processes for the Regulatory Reporting deliverables in order to implement improvements to improve control and better utilize systems capabilities.
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  • Assisting in the planning, testing and implementation of key systems projects which affect Regulatory Reporting & wider Finance team as required [NB: for new products this will involve understanding the product features and required regulatory data and defining the requirements as part of the New Product Approval (NPA) sign-off].
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Skills

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  • Experience in regulatory reporting within a commercial/investment bank.
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ROLE SUMMARY:
The payroll function sits within the Finance Operations department. The Payroll Specialist is a support role responsible for assisting the Payroll Manager in co-ordinating various payrolls across EMEA including preparation of the UK payroll for circa 650 employees, a significant global mobility scheme and a modified payroll. This involves collating employee / payroll related data, ensuring these are accurately sent to the payroll providers and reviewed for accuracy before signing off on the payroll each month. All activities by their nature must be performed according to the various deadlines each month. The person in this role will need to demonstrate excellent attention to detail coupled with good interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to both identify and execute process improvements.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES - ASSISTING THE PAYROLL MANAGER TO

  • Co-ordinate the end to end payroll process in line with relevant laws and procedures globally
  • Coordinate with the organisations external advisors on the global mobility scheme
  • Ensure International Assignees are accurately paid and their tax treatment is correctly processed
  • Meet all deadlines for payroll transmission and reporting
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  • Input and process the monthly manual payments, to individuals and external vendors
  • Be the primary point of contact for payroll and audit queries for employees and outside auditors
  • Work with the HR Operations Workday (WD) team to assist with resolving any data integration issues
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  • Liaise with employees and payroll provider on garnishment requests and government surveys
  • Set and adhere to the payroll timetable
  • Calculate the correct employee entitlement for UK Childcare Vouchers
  • Coordinate the payroll process in the UK with auto enrolment pension procedures
  • Create pay elements as needed including deductions and tax filing/withholding requirements
  • Ensure that all year on year payroll tasks for each country are completed
  • Issue P60's and P11D's and other country specific earnings statements
  • Check payroll inputs per pay group
  • Ensure delivery of the required process outputs for accounting
  • To maintain payroll process documentation and update as required
  • To provide cover for the Payroll Manager in times of holiday and non-working days
  • Fulfil additional / ad hoc duties as requested in order to meet the needs of the business


PERSON SPECIFICATION:
Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience of UK payroll, preferably within Financial Services (banking or fintech)
  • Previous experience of international payrolls would be desirable
  • Experience coordinating external payroll providers within an outsourced payroll model
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
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  • Work with the regulatory reporting manager to review processes relating to Regulatory Reporting to identify improvements and thus enhance control / system capabilities
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Financial Reporting Officer

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  • Through working style and excellent attention to detail
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  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
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Financial Accounting

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  • Ensure financial controls remain constant
  • Run PFI Accounting Model on a monthly basis, as well as the asset registers for the pension scheme
  • Attend monthly Financial Control meetings
  • Preparing and posting prepayments.
  • Calculation of:
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    3. Scheme Admin Charges
    4. Non-chargeable costs.
  • Studying movements against budget

Management Accounting

  • Monthly Management Accounts / Dashboards
  • Drive development of new management information

Statutory Accounting

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    2. MPM,
    3. SORP and/or
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  • Production of the monthly Corporation statutory accounts
  • Assist with the KPMG audit of the scheme.

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  • Very strong excel modelling.
  • Strong background in Management Information creation ability to create complex dashboards
  • Strong appreciation of Financial Controls
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Candidates must have strong Finance Business Partnering / Management Accounting experience, and must have partnered with an IT / Technology department. Banking experience is highly preferable.

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  • Degree – ideally in quantitative subject eg Mathematics, Accounting or Statistics



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