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Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Swindon Head Office, South West England
  • Salary: £42,370 - £61,201
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Ref: R001700392
  • Closing Date: 18 November 2019

Job description

Our Finance department do things a bit differently here. Our motivation is to maximise our members' money not feed the bottom line. By optimising member value whilst protecting the balance sheet, we live our commitment to doing the right thing.

We now have an opportunity to join our financial reporting team, to help us drive efficiencies for the organisation. The team are close knit, friendly, dynamic and this role provides an opportunity to join a team that work with our regulators such as the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the bank of England.

  • Senior Financial Accountant in Financial Reporting
    • £42,370 - £61,201 a year (market anchor £47,078) on a 12 months fixed term contract.
    • Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role

Who we're looking for

We are looking for someone who enjoys problem solving, has great analytical skills and is well organised, inquisitive and has an appetite to challenge and improve existing processes.

As a minimum you’ll:

  • Be a qualified Accountant with significant post qualification experience
  • Have experience of Statutory reporting

Your past experience should include a background of working in a practice, auditing a range of companies, examining financial reports and making recommendations. Or you could be an individual who has worked at a large organisation with responsibility for producing complex financial reports.

It would be nice if you had experience in financial services but this is not essential.

What you'll be doing

This role sits within the Financial Reporting team and is a great opportunity to be part of a team delivering essential reporting to the Prudential Regulatory Authority and the Bank of England.  

Your main focus will be to ensure our reporting is accurate and reliable, helping to maintain our strong relationship with the Regulators. You’ll support your senior managers by taking responsibility for understanding reported information as well as maintaining quality assurance and control.

Aside from your day to day responsibilities you’ll become a subject matter expert, able to explain complex reports and processes to a range of stakeholders. What’s more, by driving the efficiencies and improvements across the wider team, you’ll play an important part in the ongoing financial success of Nationwide and our strategic goals.

As a role model within the team you’ll oversee improvement activity and delivery through others, whilst following internal controls frameworks and performing quality reviews.

The extras you'll get

If you put a lot in, it’s only fair you should get a lot out. So if you help us do the right thing for our members, we’ll help further your career with us.

As part of our team you’ll get:

  • Access to training to help you progress and develop your technical skills and career
  • Pension scheme where if you pay in 7% we’ll top it up to 23%
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • 24 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • The ability to 'buy’ up to 10 days more holiday
  • Flexible benefits scheme giving you access to discount vouchers at various retail outlets
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus scheme

Work with PRIDE

Princes Responsible Business Network
Stonewall Diversity Champion
Business Disability Forum Member
Woman Engaged

Why work for us?

At Nationwide we’re here for our members and we put their needs first in everything we do. And now, more than ever, two things are helping us go from strength to strength: we put our customers first, and we’re known for being open, honest and trustworthy.

We’re also the world’s largest building society, with communities at the heart of everything we do. We aim to do the right thing for our members which helps set us apart from our competitors. But we need good people to help us do it. People who understand what we believe in, and have the talent and drive to keep us successful.

At Nationwide we have a strong ethic of care, and a genuine concern for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered. We are committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. If you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself,  where your talents are nurtured and you feel empowered to contribute then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.