Project Accountant

England, London
£55,260 - £64,469 per annum + Benefits
04 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016
Lloyds Banking Group
Experience Levels
Newly Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

 Project Accountant - IT Investment

£55,260 - £64,469 per annum + Benefits


Our vision is to make Lloyds Banking Group the best bank for customers. As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, we have a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and to put customers at the heart of everything we do. To achieve this, we also need to be the best bank for our colleagues and our communities - and we have a clear strategy in place to make this a reality. We are building on our many strengths: iconic brands, strong heritages and great people. To unlock the great potential in our business, we are becoming more efficient, more transparent, and more responsive to customers. Already the UK's largest community investor, we are giving even more back. Above all, we are putting customers first.

As the UK's largest retail and commercial bank, Lloyds Banking Group has a footprint that touches nearly every community and household in the UK.

Our brands, our services and our business span every aspect of banking and finance, including some of the biggest names on the UK's high streets. That gives us a big responsibility to support the UK economy, and we have a clear strategy to put customers first - and achieve our vision of becoming the best bank for customers.

Group IT sits at the heart of the Bank, providing technology services that ensure we meet our customers & colleagues needs on a day to day basis, enabling the realisation of our Group strategy through the delivery of existing and new services.

IT Finance helps Group IT achieve its goals by providing robust governance, control and partnering insight to optimise the group's IT investment and run costs.

Within the team of c70 finance professional, we have opportunities for highly effective business partners through to financial control and commercial specialists - something for most candidates who share our passion for information technology, its ability to transform an organisation and for adding value.

Our team aim to be trusted partners providing financial stewardship and advice, knowledgeable about the business we support, making a difference for our customers and colleagues.

This role sits within the IT Projects area.

The successful individual will be a natural when it comes to relationship management skills, with a proven ability to build networks, challenge, influence and agree actions.

You will be familiar with project change lifecycle, along with knowledge and understanding of technology in a financial services organisation (or equivalent) and demonstrate an understanding of the drivers of IT costs (particularly resource costs associated with managing approx 16,000+ colleagues including our partners, application support resources & third party contracts).

The role will require you to challenge and stretch yourself , helping to drive the business forward and ensuring that Lloyds Banking Group as an organisation continues to progress towards our strategic aim of being the best bank for Customers.

You will be professionally qualified (CIMA or equivalent); demonstrate commercial acumen, stakeholder management skills and presence; and have experience managing month end financials. You will provide effective partnering to identify and drive cost reduction initiatives, gain a deep understanding of the underlying cost levers & drivers for the business area supported, to be able to educate & articulate to business stakeholders on this. In addition you will also support 3rd party contract negotiations and provide challenge and governance oversight.

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In return you'll also enjoy the advantage of a comprehensive, award-winning benefits package - a portion of which is designed to be tailored by you. We offer you the flexibility to choose cash, or take your pick from all kinds of benefits, including a contributory pension scheme, car/or allowance, private medical insurance and retail discounts. You'll also benefit from a range of excellent opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work for a leading player in the UK financial services industry.