Financial Control Manager


Job Ref:
2402

Job Title:
Financial Control Manager

Location:
Dundrum - Dublin 16

Closing date:
Close date not set

Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day. 

 Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to take the next progressive step in your journey, RSA Insurance Ireland is an organization where you can be yourself, learn and develop and a place where your ideas and contributions matter.  

With offices in Belfast, Galway, and Dublin, we have embraced hybrid work empowering our people to work flexibly and to suit their individual needs, which enables them to deliver great service to the customers we look after every day. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company 123.ie.        

At RSA and 123.ie we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees. We are proud to have 32 different nationalities represented in our workforce. Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas. 

 As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $21 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to thrive and grow with us – and we’ll give you all the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it.

 And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best. 

 

Culture and Community 

 RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to ‘help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.  

 We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do. 

 We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.  

 Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.  

 

Our stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey  

87% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and the wider company  

90% of our people feel safe to speak up and share if they’ve made a mistake  

91% of our people feel valued and respected by leadership  

89% of our people are benefiting and thriving through our hybrid working model 

 

 

Financial Control Manager 

This role is about ensuring effective financial control across the Irish Business, to ensure it is compliant with relevant policies, laws, regulations, and accounting standards. 

You will be responsible for developing, promoting and managing an effective and proportionate financial control framework, dealing with actual or potential control issues effectively and ensuring that financial activities are conducted in accordance with appropriate internal policies, professional standards and principles of governance.

 In addition, you will produce detailed MI for Group Financial Control, the Audit Committee, and various other committees to ensure that the Ireland Executive Team and the internal and external assurance community are aware of the current control environment (including risks, issues, control deficiencies and remediation activity). 

You will add value through your ability to drive and build relationships across all areas of the business, to secure commitment to consistent high standards and to prevent, anticipate or mitigate control risks in a changing commercial and regulatory environment.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Developing, embedding and operating a financial control framework for the business that will:

  • facilitate consistent high standards of financial control in line with the Canadian NI 52-109 framework.
  • enable the early identification and effective management of potential issues/risks.
  • meet relevant legal/Regulatory requirements while also being proportionate and ‘fit for commercial purpose’ in RSA

Driving a consistent level of financial control by:

  • Providing local oversight, challenge regional oversight, challenging quarterly MI and ensuring high quality information is delivered to management.
  • Acting as the key contact for Financial Control in Ireland building effective relationships to promote control culture.
  • Identifying issues and engaging with business leaders to ensure action is agreed and issues resolved.
  • Engaging with Intact and UK&I Financial Control to define local and regional standards and processes, ensuring activities are proportionate, efficient and accurately reported
  • Providing risk, control, and compliance MI to Group Financial Control and Senior Management, ensuring outputs are presented clearly, unambiguously and in a readily comprehensible and appropriate format for the audience and business purpose.
  • Initiating and/or directing ad hoc reviews and investigations in the light of the changing circumstances, emerging risks or early warning signs, to understand root causes, mitigate risks or business impact and ensure the learning is captured and applied to minimize future incidents.

Driving the implementation and sustainability of the Remediation Projects by:

  • Liaising with business leaders to ensure policies are adhered to
  • Ensuring that annual risk refresh activity involves the review of standard controls
  • Providing clear reporting to Risk on policy compliance
  • Continuously reviewing and taking appropriate opportunities to raise control standards and improve operational effectiveness and consistency through process, technology and/or people capability development
  • Work closely with the UK&I leader in ensuring appropriate resources are available to Ireland to achieve our deliverables.

 

Requirements:

  • ACA or ACCA Qualified Accountant with 5 years PQE
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role in the financial control function
  • Relevant senior finance management experience in a limited company and/or regulated business
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain an effective financial control environment in a multi-national, commercial context

 

Regulatory Requirements:

  • This role is subject to the Fitness and Probity Standards (“The Standards”) , issued under Section 50 of the Central Bank Reform Act 2010 and any subsequent amendments. The role holder must ensure they are fully aware of the Standards and in a position to fully always comply with them.

 

RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status


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