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Financial Services Implementation Manager Full-time Job

Aug 23rd, 2023 at 14:41   Financial Services   Tunbridge Wells   106 views Reference: 60
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About the role

It's an exciting time to join the Finance team here at AXA UK, with significant investment planned in all UK&I businesses to transform, deliver new digital services to our customers and streamline and automate our business processes. As part of this, we're looking for an experienced Finance professional to join the team initially for a 12-month fixed term contract, there's also potential for this to be extended to 18-months.

As Finance Implementation Manager, you'll own the design and implementation of agreed activities aimed at modernising and optimising the performance and efficiency of the AXA UK Finance Team. You'll take conclusions from recent external diagnostic activity and turn these into reality, shaping all aspects of the future team including technology, capability, and analytics.

At AXA we work smart, empowering our people to balance their time between home and the office in a way that works best for them, their team and our customers. You'll work at least 40% of your week away from home at one of our office locations. You'll frequently be in our Ipswich office. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements, such as part-time or condensed hours, which you can discuss with Talent Acquisition.

What you'll be doing:

  • Own for the design and delivery of all initiatives to modernise and optimise the performance and efficiency of the AXA UK Finance Team.
  • Lead the prioritisation and sequencing of these initiatives.
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of initiative delivery plans incorporating benefits, costs and risks.
  • Build a team of resource from existing teams to support the delivery of initiatives, motivating and leading them to deliver alongside their BAU activities.
  • Understand the objectives of Finance Strategy pillars and collaborate to ensure they operate in a consistent way, managing cross-pillar dependencies.
  • Identify new areas for efficiency and improvements to process, highlighting the benefit and required changes. Drive through to implementation.
  • Ensure effective communication to promote transparency and common understanding of the workstream vision, objectives and initiatives.
  • Build effective partnership relationships with other Finance teams, and with the wider business units, with a strong customer focus.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing, practical understanding of the needs of internal and external customers.

Due to the number of applications we expect to receive for this role, we reserve the right to close this advert earlier than the listed closing date to ensure we're able to effectively manage interest. Therefore, if you're interested in joining us at AXA, please don't hesitate to apply.

About you

What we’re looking for:

  • Previous experience of leading and implementing a Finance change programme, ideally in Insurance.
  • Experienced Finance professional - Accountant CIMA/ ACCA.
  • Previous experience in a FP&A / Business Partnering / Cost Management team with a sound understanding of finance teams working to support business decision making.
  • Experience of working in a large organisation, operating matrix management and agile delivery principles.
  • Excellent communicator, able to build and foster strong working relationships with key stakeholders, with strong influencing skills.
  • Good understand of SharePoint Online and ability to create and manage collaborative contributions.
  • Proven ability to drive standards and provide challenge and improvement recommendations to ensure controls and standards are achieved.
  • Experience of analysing a broad range of management information, identifying recommendation actions and develop reports that drive improvements.

As a precondition of employment for this role, you must be eligible and authorised to work in the United Kingdom.

What we offer

At AXA UK, we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Discretionary company & performance-based bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme (up to 12% employer contributions)
  • Cash car allowance £5,200
  • Life Assurance (up to 10 x annual salary)
  • Private health cover
  • 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to buy up to 5 extra days leave or sell up to 5 days leave
  • AXA employee discounts
  • Gym benefits

To apply, click on the ‘apply for this job’ button, you’ll then need to log in or create a profile to submit your CV. We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and don’t discriminate against employees or potential employees based on protected characteristics. If you have a long term health condition or disability and require reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process, we’re proud to offer access to the AXA Accessibility Concierge. For our support, please send an email to jennifer.manuel@axa-uk.co.uk.


About AXA

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.

But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.

You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.

Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.

AXA UK Support Functions power AXA’s three customer-facing business units, providing the infrastructure, support and expertise to ensure our customers can always count on us. Whether you’ve got heaps of experience and qualifications behind you, or you’re just starting out, we’ll give you the support and opportunities to help you grow and develop with confidence.

Company Description
We stand for not standing still, in an uncertain world, were the people who say Know You Can.
Thats why, being part of AXA is about helping people move forward by protecting what matters to them, keeping them safe and giving them the confidence to achieve their dreams.
Our business is made up of; Retail, Health, Commercial and our Irish business. We also have several support functions including IT, HR, Legal, Finance, Brand and Communications that support what we do every day in and out.
Whatever team you join in our organisation, theres a few things that are true for all of us: a strong culture built on trust, respect and care where were kind to each other, because thats the best way we can be the best versions ourselves.
Our Mission: Act for human progress by protecting what matters