Balance Sheet Assurance Lead

Warszawa, Poland
Permanent - Full Time
NatWest Markets
Job category
Financial Control & Reporting - Finance

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This role is based in Poland and as such all normal working days must be carried out in Poland.

Join us as a Financial Control Team Lead

  • You’ll control the financial ledger through policy setting, control, and risk and systems frameworks
  • We’ll look to you to lead teams to make accurate and timely delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual financial information
  • For someone with great financial control experience, this is a chance to gain excellent exposure as you work with senior stakeholders across the bank

What you'll do

As Balance Sheet Assurance Lead, you’ll control the financial ledger to lead to the delivery of the balance sheet and related statutory information. You’ll make sure all accounting assurances control and substantiation per policy, and ensure that impacts of external and internal changes in policy and legislation are fully embedded on time.

In addition, you’ll:

  • Look to continuously enhance the existing risk and control framework
  • Identify improvements in the Balance Sheet Verification (BSV) processes to obtain efficiencies and improve key controls
  • Independent review of substantiation documentation and delivering BSV testing results within agreed deadlines
  • Build strong working relationships with key customers and stakeholders including Senior Finance Managers, Lawyers and Auditors, including delivering ad hoc requests
  • Participate in strategic initiatives including support to onshore teams
  • Assess issues on overall financials, downstream processes and associated communications with different stakeholders
  • Support systems testing, and system and process improvement initiatives
  • Deliver full substantiation and reconciliation of the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts
  • Set and manage internal controls

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you’ll bring extensive experience gained in a financial services or banking environment or experience with Big4 companies. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualification would be a nice asset,. You’ll have experience of leading the delivery of core financial control and reporting outputs, including ledger close, balance sheet substantiation, and statutory and management reporting.

We’ll also look to you to bring:

  • The ability to build and enhance key relationships at a senior level, and influence and challenge as required
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and managing key financial deliverables
  • Strong experience of working in an enterprise resource planning environment
  • An astute eye for detail, and excellent problem solving skills