Financial Risk & Control Accountant


Homebased, England, GB

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Employer reference: REF867D

The Opportunity

Full Time Or Part Time

Shawbrook provides finance to a wide range of customer segments that value the premium experience, flexibility and certainly we deliver.  We are a purpose-led organisation, with a focus on delivering long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders.

We have a diversified offering, with our innovative lending propositions tailored to meet specific customer needs in carefully selected markets across SME, Real Estate and Personal. Our products range from complex structured credit facilities for growth-focused businesses to mortgages for professional landlords and property investors, as well as simple loans for consumers delivered digitally.  We fuel our lending through customer deposits, which we attract by delivering a premium experience, choice and consistently great value to smart savers.

The business model we have created is unique and difficult to replicate, with our ‘best of both’ approach combining deep human expertise with advanced digital, tech and data capabilities.  This combination not only allows us to deliver excellent customer experiences, but to do so efficiently and at scale.  We are proud of our innovative and agile culture, which drives consistently high employee engagement scores and makes Shawbrook an attractive destination for the best talent.If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, contribute new ideas and believe anything is possible, you’re our kind of person

Work with us because you:

  • Want to be part of a bank built for the dynamics of the modern world
  • Relish a challenge and enjoy a fast-paced, innovative and hardworking culture
  • Enjoy finding new and better ways to solve complexity and make things happen
  • Want to belong to a diverse culture that stands shoulder to shoulder with minority and underrepresented groups
  • Care about society and the environment and want to be part of a business that cares too
  • Want to continue to grow professionally and be the best version of yourself

The Role & Responsibilities

This role sits within the first line of defence team for the Finance Department in a growing specialist bank, with a key objective of ensuring risks are identified and understood, and suitable controls are designed and are operating effectively. The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing the risk and control target operating model for the Bank / Finance Department, with a core focus on regulatory reporting. Once embedded, you will be responsible for ensuring continuing compliance through controls testing, supporting the annual attestation process and will be a key ‘project’ contributor in evaluating ‘to be’ risk and control landscapes.

Open to recieiving applications from Part time candidates.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support the implementation of the Finance Department’s control transformation agenda, working collaboratively across divisions and with key stakeholders. This includes helping to develop and maintain a complete portfolio of process maps, contributing towards the design and implementation of the department's annual controls testing plan, along with providing meaningful feedback to enhance the controls position, including automation
  • Maintain the integrity of the Finance Department’s risk and control framework, including ensuring controls are designed to best practise standards, operate effectively, facilitating / driving resolution of deficiencies, as well as providing ongoing support on the wider Bank’s control framework
  • Liaise with senior managers and internal / external auditors on the change activity across the Bank, and the impacts of the Risk Management Framework and UK Corporate Reform
  • Provide effective governance and support of Bank-wide strategic initiatives, required to either remediate or proactively enhance control activities. This includes supporting the implementation and ongoing management of the Group's new risk and control reporting tool
  • Raising the bar on risk and control documentation, such as assisting on the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, for all risk activity within Finance

The Person

  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified or part qualified
  • Able to demonstrate an audit or risk background, with a clear understanding of risk related concepts and controls within a Finance function, particularly in relation to regulatory reporting.
  • Relevant risk and control experience, preferably in regulatory reporting
  • Ability to translate findings into constructive solutions
  • High level of computer proficiency (good knowledge of MS Office suite – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and process mapping tools)
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines


Your Wellbeing - We take your health and well-being very seriously by providing a range of benefits to give you and your family peace of mind. These include:

  • Market leading family friendly policies such as access to our Maternity, Adoption and Paternity policies from Day 1 of your employment
  • Free access to Headspace, a mindfulness & meditation digital health app
  • Free access to Peppy digital health app that offers personalised support through fertility treatment becoming a parent or menopause
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) - Offering you support on a wide range of subjects including financial concerns, mental wellbeing and more general queries around family, work, housing, and health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Contributory pension scheme & death in service

Your Lifestyle - It’s important you strike the right balance between your work and personal life. We provide benefits to support you when at work and when you’re enjoying your leisure time.

  • Minimum of 27 days holiday per year
  • Option to buy or sell holiday days through our flexi-holiday scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership nationwide
  • Access to discounts on a range of high street and online brands
  • Community support and charitable giving

Your Contribution - We’re focused on rewarding those that go the extra mile in helping us achieve our goals.

  • Participation in our annual discretionary bonus scheme designed to reward your contribution to our success
  • Proudly Shawbrook recognition scheme focused on recognising our role models and thanking our colleagues for a job well done

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