Assistant Manager Planning And Analysis Functions

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08 April 2021
Lloyds Banking Group
Location: Edinburgh
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Job Description


At Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), we’re driven by a clear purpose - to

help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are passionate about

making a difference to customers, businesses, and communities.

The Cost Centre of Excellence (CoE) provides a service dedicated to enabling

and serving Finance Business Partners, made up of three teams; The Planning

and Analysis (P&A) team, the Reporting, Forecasting and Controls (RF&C)

team, and the Performance Improvement (PI) team.

This role will be part of the Planning and Analysis Functions team within

the Cost CoE, as part of the team you'll be involved in:

 * Being the key point of contact for the Functions Finance Business

Partners within the CoE

 * Collaborating across the CoE to deliver quality products in a timely


 * Delivering reporting, analysis & insight to the Finance Business Partners

 * Providing effective and reliable support in the planning process

What you'll be doing...

Join us in this exciting role where you'll undertake Functions cost planning

& analysis activities including but not limited to supporting:

 * Reviewing of Divisional & consolidated and Group reporting, challenging

where necessary and providing commentary and CoE analysis & insight

 * Liaising with Business Partners (BPs) and Planning & Analysis Manager for

information relating to movements and month end exceptions; produce the

Flash and trigger required adjustments to be actioned by the Controls team

 * Supporting BPs for key meetings / Cost Board if appropriate

 * Communicating with BP and Control teams on non-standard assumptions,

review accounting outputs during month end and challenge

 * Supporting the review of financials, investigate and challenge material

exceptions and provide supporting information

 * Supporting the creation of scenario modelling and analysis and provide

high level commentary to Costs Investment Management

 * Supporting the analysis and communication of unexplained variances and

non-standard business inspired changes related to 4 Year Operating

Plan/Quarterly and Monthly Rolling Forecast

 * Supporting structure changes and provide guidance on the Restatement


 * Continuously promote a culture of Operational Improvement within the team

 * Creating and maintaining regular contact and good working relationships

with relevant stakeholders also providing insightful information, guidance

and advice to aid their decisions

What we're looking for...

Are you passionate about financial planning and analysis and looking to take

your career to the next level? If yes, we value the following key



 * Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Powerpoint)

 * SAP and TM1 experience

 * Part qualified Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or other) or

qualified by experience

 * Experience of change and operational improvement

 * Evidence of Stakeholder Management

So, if you have the skills we’re seeking and you’re looking

for your next step, we’d love to hear from you!

And in return...

It is a very exciting time to join LBG. Together we'll continue our market

leading, ground breaking transformation and you'll help us realise the

Group's vision to become the Best Bank for Customers. Here, you'll grow as a

person and develop your career.

As well as a competitive salary, you’ll receive:

 * Discretionary Performance Share Award

 * Generous pension contribution

 * A flex benefits cash pot you can adjust to suit your lifestylex (4% on top

of your basic salary)

 * Private health cover

 * Share schemes

 * 28 days holiday plus bank holidays

In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy our total dedication to your

ongoing personal and professional development. We'll help you perform at

your best today, so you can fulfil all your potential in the future.

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to building a workforce which reflects the

diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an

inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed

on merit. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity

within our organisation.

We've gained industry recognition including Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Top

30 Employer for Working Families, Gold Standard 2014 from the Business

Disability Forum and Top 50 Employer for Women.

We'll ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable

accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to

perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and

privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.