The company ethos and culture is extremely tangible and colleagues are well supported.
Phoenix is an ambitious and rapidly-growing business that relies on a slick, adaptable and fast-paced Finance function. We play a key role in the Group’s growth, delivering financial metrics, quarterly results and strong controls to support management actions and achieve our financial targets.
By working closely together, being agile and flexible, and always looking for new opportunities to do things better, we deliver rapid and accurate processing and reporting. This ensures we’re always ready to support business growth, particularly through acquisition.
Our Finance Teams
We produce, analyse and review with-profit and non-profit fund and entity results across all bases. In addition, we run the actuarial systems, including the valuation model, economic scenario generator and the aggregation model and work closely with the Finance and Actuarial Systems team to support the release of new systems. We also oversee the Group’s Annual Operating Plan that sets financial targets, monitor management actions that affect those financial targets and develop relevant actuarial reporting processes.
Finance and Actuarial Systems
We’re the team that maintains and develops the systems for the Life Finance valuation process and benefits realisation. This involves a wide range of large and small-scale system change projects. We have dedicated teams for MG-ALFA actuarial modelling, SAS coding, and GL and Cognos ledger financial reporting systems. Not to mention teams focusing on release and implementation, and planning and delivery. You’ll need strong IT and data experience, with the ability to come up with creative ways to deliver system changes in a structured business environment.
Finance Governance and Risk
Using our knowledge and experience of Finance operations and Risk Management, we help Life Finance achieve it’s objectives by assisting in the appropriate management of risk. This can take the form of supporting management in their decision making; challenging progress being made in addressing known issues; helping identify emerging risks and mitigating actions; and, undertaking independent reviews to identify where risks are not being managed effectively and improvements in control design and/or operation is required.
As the team that oversees the Group’s tax reporting, we ensure corporation tax and VAT returns are prepared and submitted effectively, with appropriate disclosures. This includes supervising the policyholder tax processes that are operated by the Group’s Outsource Service Providers to ensure they’re correct. We’re also responsible for overseeing compliance with any reporting requirements in foreign tax jurisdictions. Our Tax Risk Management team focuses on minimising tax risk.
In this team, we keep our investors and analysts informed on the Group’s strategies, financial performance and key business activities. We ensure they have access to relevant and up-to-date information on Phoenix by managing a planned investor relations programme.
We ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting to the Prudential Regulation Authority. This involves statutory and regulatory reporting and contributing to the group reporting process. We manage the financial relationships with our Outsource Service Providers and oversee their financial and investment activities, ensuring they’re reported correctly. We also oversee our reassurance and treasury functions, manage policyholder liquidity and make sure our accounting teams are ready to respond quickly to new projects.
In ServCo, we operate in a controlled financial environment and provide monthly assurance to the Life company and the Group. This means we work closely with people at all levels of the Phoenix business, as well as with financial regulators. Our teams ensure the group has a robust control environment, as well as supporting and challenging the business and enabling projects to run smoothly.
Ruth O’Connor, Head of Finance Governance and Risk.
The culture where I work is really important to me. The work needs to be challenging and rewarding, but the people I interact with are also important. I want to work in an environment where the corporate values match my own, such as respect for individuals, teamwork and fairness.
Phoenix is a large and complicated business, but it’s also a very friendly and supportive environment where people really matter. This, more than anything, sets it apart from the other financial services companies I’ve worked for in the past.
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