What you could be doing -Finance
Helping maintain our excellent financial strength
We have a proud history of helping maintain NFU Mutual’s excellent financial strength while helping our customers achieve their saving and investment aspirations. Managing and working to an agreed appetite for risk. And everyone here in Finance shares a common goal and deep-rooted mutual beliefs: to deliver the highest quality service, with customers at the heart of everything we do and at the forefront of our minds - always.
How do we best do that? By working together in a collegiate, supportive environment, where your ideas are listened to and valued. We are proud to provide direction and support to the business through our knowledge, skills and expertise. Yes, we set ourselves high standards and work at pace. But we look out for each other, help each other to better ourselves and take the time to recognise and celebrate our successes.
Our key teams
Join this team based in the Finance division and you’ll be helping to calculate the reserves for our insurance business. It’s vital work, ensuring we have enough money to honour our promises to our customers. As well as helping to make sure NFU Mutual remains solvent, you’ll also be providing the information that enables senior management to make sound financial decisions, for instance in relation to bonuses to with-profits customers or levels of Mutual Bonus.
Financial Control, Planning & Analysis (Financial Services)
We manage and oversee core financial controls and processes for NFU Mutual, as well as providing business insights to ensure the company’s financial stability. With teams focusing on shared services, financial reporting and control, as well as risk management, analysis and planning for the whole finance division, we play a key role in influencing future success.
We focus on putting our internal and external customers first and producing high quality outputs that support business growth. And, while we’re thoroughly professional and detailed to get the job done, we always aim to enjoy ourselves along the way.
Financial Planning and Analysis
The role of a modern Finance function continues to evolve as organisations are looking to their Finance community to partner the business to create and preserve value. If you’re interested in what makes a business tick commercially and what levers you can pull to help drive the performance and strategy, then join our team and be a key partner in supporting the vision of NFU Mutual.
Covering all areas ranging from analysis to building relationships and influencing, we work alongside the wider business, providing expertise and insight for business performance management, financial planning and decision support for the Group. With an eye to past performance, more often than not our focus is on looking forwards, whilst also ensuring that as a team we have a lot of fun along the way!
Group Data Office
We enable NFU Mutual to unlock the value in its data. Not only do the data services we provide enable our leaders to make better decisions, but they’re critical to delivering quality project outcomes and, ultimately, outstanding customer experiences.
Simply put, robust, innovative data underpins everything we do. And right now’s a great time to join us too - as we continue to shape the strategic direction of data.
While we’re a relatively small team, we work with some very big numbers - and have a huge influence on the wider NFU Mutual business. With funds under management of around £20bn, we manage the company’s investment assets, plus the pensions and investments of our staff and customers, through a variety of different funds.
The investment world is a fascinating and ever-changing one, and we have to constantly monitor developments and make judgements on how to balance our investment portfolios. We’ve a proud history of helping maintain NFU Mutual’s excellent financial strength while helping our customers achieve their own saving and investment aspirations.
Procurement at NFU Mutual is about more than money. It’s about selecting and managing the best products and services to benefit our business and our customers. Building strong, long-term relationships with our supply chain partners to support continuous improvement and reduce risk.
Join us and you’ll be impressed by the variety of work and the friendly, collaborative atmosphere. The freedom to challenge, innovate and put your ideas into practice. The constant scope to build on your skills, gain relevant qualifications and make your mark across a range of products and services. Most of all, the positive influence you’ll have on our people, our business and our customers.
Our role is twofold: to support NFU Mutual and our people by providing suitable premises from which to operate, and through the activities of our Property Investment team, which delivers property portfolio investment returns by investing in quality assets. Investment which has resulted in a hugely diverse portfolio of assets, sizes and locations.
We manage over 500 properties between the two portfolios which range from small first floor offices occupied by an NFU Mutual agency to a large £100m, town centre mixed use retail and leisure scheme. We also operate and manage a number of joint venture companies which allow us to operate in the property development and secondary property sectors of the market.
What you could be working on
The work we do in Finance is wide-ranging and varied, but we thought we’d share a few things that we’re focusing on at the moment.
Managing the company’s investment assets, plus the pensions and investments of our staff and customers.
Providing data to enable our leaders to make better decisions.
Managing over 500 properties.
Ensuring that the business meets its statutory and regulatory obligations for financial reporting.
Developing your career
Growing our own. That’s how we see it. The better we can train and develop and promote the talent we have here, the stronger we’ll be as a Finance function and as a business. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, whatever your role or specialism, we’ll encourage you to keep learning, keep developing, keep growing.
But your development isn’t confined to professional or technical skills. We encourage your intellectual curiosity as we want to understand and explain the numbers not just calculate them. So we put a huge amount of emphasis on personal development too. Everyone is encouraged to have a performance development plan which is regularly reviewed.
Meet some of the team
Richard Topps, Group Head Of Property
I joined NFU Mutual straight from university in 1989. I was attracted by the training towards becoming a fully qualified chartered surveyor and the support to help my development. Over the years the company’s helped me progress from graduate surveyor to head of a growing department, supporting a healthy insurance business.
We manage a diverse, UK-wide portfolio of both property investment assets and occupational properties and deal with all aspects of property management. I enjoy the variety of being based in Stratford Upon Avon with the associated quality of life, but in a job that takes me all over the UK.
Imogen Sida-Page, Financial Reporting Accountant
I joined NFU Mutual straight from university. My family have always insured with them, so when I saw the advert for the graduate scheme, I thought it sounded like the type of company I wanted to work for. The work:life balance here is just right. I’m a member of the sports and social committee, which helps run and organise sports teams and events throughout the year.
I love working for a company that appreciates that things outside of work happen and that those things are really important. It’s a great environment to be in and one that makes you feel comfortable.
Huw Treasure, Partnering MI Analyst
I joined NFU Mutual in August 2015 after being a teacher for four years. I was really impressed with the company’s values and commitments to social responsibility. At the beginning of 2019 I went from full-time to four days a week in order to share childcare with my wife. The company’s been brilliant in accommodating this, so I could find the right balance between work and family.
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