Financial Control & Reporting Manager, Commercial Banking

  • Job Reference: R-00160835
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Employer: RBS
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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Join us as a Financial Control & Reporting Manager

  • You’ll support the organisation in the delivery of end-to-end financial control activity through the preparation and management of accounts, reconciliation schedules and other supporting documentation
  • We’ll look to you to review, substantiate and challenge the monthly balance sheet and profit and loss to understand and interpret the results
  • We’re looking for someone to take on a new challenge, and put their analytical and problem-solving skills to good use

What you'll do

As a Financial Control & Reporting Manager, you’ll be accountable for the delivery and integrity of financial information. Joining a brand new team, you'll develop and embed your team's capability to assess, account for and control new transactions and bespoke lending agreements, which are evolving as part of our purpose and strategy to deliver on our climate and sustainability goals. You’ll be a key partner to the business too, as your proactively contribute to decision making on complex or specialist issues, demonstrating sound judgement and a thorough understanding of our Commercial Banking business.

Day to day, you’ll:

  • Assist in establishing, documenting and following operating procedures which include controls to meet policy requirements 
  • Set up and evolve processes, controls and capabilities to assess and monitor sustainability linked lending features, changes to existing lending agreements and accounting compliance
  • Monitor and assess evolving practice and developments so that we're agile in adapting our processes, controls and accounting requirements 
  • Agree emerging practice and accounting with policy teams
  • Contribute to the delivery of effective and efficient controls

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial control, preferably gained within financial services. You’ll have worked in a global context and will have the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in a changing environment. And you’ll hold a professional accounting qualification or have significant relevant experience in place of this.

We’ll also look to you to bring:

  • A proven ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and customers across organisations and geographical boundaries, influencing and challenging as required
  • Up to date knowledge of accounting standards, particularly IFRS9
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to clearly and succinctly articulate issues to senior management
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement activity
  • An astute eye for detail, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills