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Jobs At Hodge
Closing Date:
10th of February 2023
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Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Financial Controls Analyst will be responsible for the delivery of the end-to-end financial controls framework for the business.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development and on-going monitoring of the Group’s financial control framework.
  • Lead the implementation of a UK SOX-style controls environment.
  • Take ownership of Finance’s RCSA (Risk and Control Self-Assessment) framework.
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of end-to-end processes, identifying key controls within each process.
  • Design, document and implement internal controls.
  • Design and perform testing to regularly monitor the design and operating effectiveness of internal financial controls.
  • Evaluate any deficiencies reported in the design and operating effectiveness of financial controls and monitor remediation plans.
  • Provide guidance and advice to control owners for remediation of internal financial controls where necessary.
  • Prepare control assessment findings and recommendations for Executive and Board Committees.
  • Work closely with internal and external audit teams.
  • Work with Finance and Operations teams to ensure that any business change activities are embedded into the control framework.

What we need from you:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ideally a Qualified Accountant – ACA/ACCA/CIMA or an equivalent qualification
  • Experience of designing, implementing and/or testing financial controls or processes desirable.
  • Previous financial services or banking environment desirable.
  • Will be well versed in delivering a controls framework within a highly regulated organisation.
  • Experience in drafting policies and procedure documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong numeracy skills

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.