Regulatory Accountant

Regulatory Reporting

Ref: 1579Monday 16 May 2022

£Competitive

Our client, the Buckinghamshire Building Society is looking to recruit a driven, experienced individual to join their busy finance department. In this challenging and varied role, you will prepare and submit regulatory returns required by external regulators, while maintaining a robust Governance and Control framework for the Society’s Regulatory Reporting processes. It is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to step up, increase the breadth of their experience or a very experienced candidate who is looking for a better work life balance and autonomy in their role.      

If you would like to work amongst passionate individuals who have the Society’s motto of “doing the right thing” as the core to everything they do, we would love to hear from you.

The main responsibilities of the Regulatory Reporting Accountant will include:

  • To prepare and submit regulatory returns required by external regulators and validate returns produced outside of the department, which must be submitted within reporting deadlines and “right 1st time”.
  • As the Society’s regulatory subject matter expert (SME), keeping up to date and comply with developments in regulatory reporting requirements.
  • To embed a continuous improvement approach; to enhance, streamline and automate where possible the regulatory reporting processes of the Society’s accounting and reporting systems.
  • To maintain a robust Governance and Control framework for the Society’s regulatory reporting processes.
  • To line manage the Reporting Systems Analyst, tasked with the implementing, testing and issue resolution of the Society’s accounting and reporting systems.
  • To support the production of key documents published by the Society.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • A qualified member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification.
  • Previous extensive experience of regulatory reporting (essential), preferably at a similar level and within a similar organisation.
  • A self-starter, able to identify and implement required changes and improvements to existing processes.
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Excel (essential) and experience working with SQL (desirable)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to multitask, manage and prioritise own workloads while under pressure
  • The ability to work as part of a team and develop trusting relationships with relevant stakeholders

About our client:

The Buckinghamshire Building Society was founded in 1907 and as a Member owned Mutual, with no shareholders, our emphasis is firmly on providing value to existing and new Members through competitive savings and mortgage products. We source mortgages across the full range of product niches via a nationwide broker network and funded by a constantly evolving retail savings book. We have approximately 10,000 savings customers and nearly 2,000 borrowers. We are a highly progressive society with very strong capital and liquidity foundations, a strongly growing business based on evolving risk management, excellent regulatory relationships and striving to be the best small building society in the country. Our internal culture places enormous emphasis on teamwork behaviours. As a society we value tangible involvement with our local community and frequently support local events, schools, clubs and charities. Our motto of "doing the right thing" is at the heart of everything we do. 

The Buckinghamshire Building Society is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to actively promoting diversity and inclusion.