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Senior Controls Analyst - 12 Month FTC

  • Contract: Fixed Term Contract
  • Reference: R00AOR03852
  • Closing Date: 16 July 2024
  • We're happy to consider flexible working approaches for this role
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Description

The Controls team, within the Finance Function, is responsible for analysis and first line testing of Nationwide’s regulatory returns and other critical reporting. This covers the end-to-end reporting process, and governance of the production and submission of the reports.

As a Senior Controls Analyst, you’ll support the team by taking responsibility for leading and delivering individual assignments on time and to a quality standard that comfortably stands up to scrutiny by internal or external reviewers.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at either our Swindon or London offices. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to a Controls Manager, you’ll be joining a current team of eight and will be working on a selection from approximately 350 critical and regulatory reports to complete the following:

  • planning: you will scope and plan our larger assignments, facilitating the delivery to time and quality using the skills of other team members to support you.
  • analysis: you’ll understand and map report production processes and identify key controls that mitigate risks to completeness, accuracy and delivery.
  • testing: you’ll carry out first line testing of controls to ensure they are designed adequately and operating effectively to mitigate the risk of inaccurate reporting.
  • solutions: working with business areas, you’ll develop action plans to address any control weaknesses or process inefficiencies.
  • reporting: you will be responsible for agreeing and documenting the findings of your assignments and presenting these to senior stakeholders for agreement.
  • You will ensure that all elements that support each assignment are completed in line with first line testing standards.

About you

You’re likely to be experienced in two or more of the following areas, preferably within a financial services or other highly regulated environment:

  • business analysis and process mapping
  • documentation and design of processes and controls
  • production of critical or regulatory reports
  • risk identification and assessment
  • independent controls testing


You will have experience of planning multi-stage activities and be comfortable delivering results through others.

You’ll have an enquiring mind, an ability to engage with colleagues at all levels and good critical thinking skills. You’ll also be able to demonstrate excellent time management and planning, as assignments are often complex, can extend over a few months and have external regulatory deadlines.

You will be confident giving constructive feedback to senior stakeholders as well as agreeing actions and deadlines.

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Wellhub – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday, pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up-to-date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.

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