Sanlam Limited is an international financial services group with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a market capitalisation of £9.64 billion. Established in 1918, the group provides a range of services to over 10 million clients globally, including insurance, financial planning, investments and wealth management.
The firm consists of a number of long-established businesses, including:

  • Sanlam Private Wealth: The discretionary fund manager with £4.6 billion of client assets under management

  • Sanlam Investments: The boutique asset management and fund business which manages over £5.4 billion in both single strategy and long only funds, specialist multi-asset solutions and captive fund solutions.

  • Sanlam Investments & Pensions: The life and pensions business with in excess of £3.2 billion of assets under administration

  • Sanlam Wealth Planning: The national financial adviser with nearly £2 billion of client assets under advice and 60 UK-based advisers

  • Sanlam Partnerships: The network for financial planners with membership of over 100 IFAs

In total, the firm has over c £14 billion of assets under management or influence. Sanlam UK attained its size, strength and reputation by leveraging the benefits of having a large secure South African parent company while focussing on individual client service delivered locally in the UK.
Based in our Bristol office, with regular travel to London; we are currently looking for a Financial Controller to join our Private Wealth team on a perm/FTC basis.
The role
As Financial Controller for Sanlam Private Wealth (our Wealth Management division), you will manage a team of 3 and will have oversight of cost expenditure and control, reconciliations and all financial reporting for the businesses including statutory and management reporting; regulatory reporting and well as other Group reporting requirements.
You will have overall responsibility for budgeting and forecasting; cash flow forecasting; business performance analysis; accounting policies and valuations as well as capital structure and efficiency.
You will be expected to prepare Board and Management Meeting papers and attend meetings if required as well as develop and implement control processes, coordinating with internal and external audit and risk management functions as required.
You will work closely with the Sanlam UK Head of Finance and the wider finance team in relation to strategic planning and management, including the co-ordination and development of the department’s annual business plan and budget, as well as corporate finance and business development, including analysis of structural growth and other opportunities in line with the approved strategy.
Skills and experience
The successful candidate may demonstrate the following:

  • Strong experience of financial accounting and related skills

  • Strong knowledge of Wealth Management business and processes

  • Detailed knowledge of FRS and IFRS

  • ACA or equivalent qualified with solid post qualification experience

  • Relevant product and/or technical skills and industry awareness

  • Direct and recent experience of managing and developing a team

  • Experience of participating in Strategic planning

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ideally educated to degree level or above

Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and promotes an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other's diversity. If you are interested in applying for this role, please email  with a copy of your CV attached.

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