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Reporting & Planning Consolidation Manager (12 months)

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The Requirements

Join us as a Reporting and Planning Consolidation Manager in Belfast

  • In this key role, you'll be responsible for the coordination and consolidation of financial plans for Ulster Bank (UB)
  • You'll have the opportunity to gain exciting visibility, as you support and provide commentary on briefing packs, that will go to executives to form decisions 
  • This is a unique chance to get a diverse view of a range of products across Ulster Bank as well as interact with a range of teams, helping to set the strategic direction across this area of our bank
  • This role is offered on a 12 month contract 

What you'll do

You'll deliver high quality MI reports to the business, which informs of performance within chosen metrics and assists decision making, ultimately helping to improve the product and service propositions to our customers. To do this, we'll ask you to understand the key underlying business drivers and provide insightful supporting analysis to Executive decision support. 

Your role will involve:

  • Coordinating financial planning within UB Finance recognising key dependencies across teams
  • Creating a project plan of deliverables and proactively monitor progress versus milestones
  • Reviewing divisional financial plans to ensure suitable challenge of any apparent inconsistencies
  • Working with teams to ensure their outputs are fit for purpose, in terms of accuracy, timeliness and insight
  • Ensure key deliverables for internal and external stakeholders are met in an efficient and timely manner
  • Managing the consolidation of divisional results for inclusion in detailed briefing packs for submission to UB Exco, Board and RBS Finance
  • Managing the submission of financial planning data as required as part of regulatory reviews, such as business model assessment 
  • Acting as a key contact for RBS Finance to ensure the Ulster Bank financial plan is accurately reflected in the Hyperion planning system
  • Providing additional supporting analysis as required to ensure the financial plans of Ulster Bank are accurately reflected in the RBS Executive reports

The skills you'll need

Ideally, you'll have people management experience, with knowledge of planning systems like Hyperion (however this isn't essential).

It's essential you're a fully qualified accountant with substantial experience, you'll also have strong MS Office and VBA skills. 

You'll also have the following experience:

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and managing key finance deliverables
  • Working to tight deadlines and managing key finance deliverables and building strong business relationships in a changing environment
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly and succinctly articulate issues to senior management
  • Good problem-solving skills, with proven ability to apply finance knowledge and experience to a diverse range of financial issues
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills with practical experience of preparing financial plans and analysis (and commercial and practical knowledge of the Ulster Bank business) 
  • Experience in design and development of financial planning models 
  • An ability to provide peer support and coaching as required, and manage and coach a small team of 2-3 professional accountants 

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus a 30% individually tailorable cash and benefit funding programme. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities. 

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.

Inclusion

At RBS, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These may include a full credit check, a criminal record check (if based in the UK), residency and right to work checks.