Job Details

Job ID
Job Title
First Line Control Lead
Position Type
Business Brand
PF Group First Line Control
Bradford / London
Competitive + Bonus
About Us

About us
Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of credit products designed to meet the particular needs of those who are not well serviced by mainstream lenders.

About the Role

About the Role:

The role of a Group First Line Control Lead is to carry out key controls testing and document associated results, as directed by the Group First Line Control Function.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating whether key controls are design adequately and operating effectively
  • Determining and documenting the testing approach for key controls in line with methodology
  • Carrying out key control testing in line with testing approach- including control walkthroughs
  • Ensuring that key controls testing and documentation is performed to a suitable standard, in line with methodology, and that conclusions and assessments are accurate and robust.
  • Discussing and agreeing findings with Group First Line Control Senior Management
  • Manage key stakeholders and the timely escalation of issues to the senior leadership within Line 1A
  • Support Line 1A with the creation of suitable action plans where required and with broader risk and control requirements
Skills and Experience

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills with the ability to balance assertiveness with need to build and maintain internal relationships
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Embraces continuous learning and development
  • Broad based Financial Services and banking experience including strong operations, regulatory and financial understanding and exposure
  • Resilient – able to manage disagreement and find ways to reach an agreed position
  • Strong risk awareness

  • Good modelling skills and IT literacy;
  • Exposure to large scale projects and business transformation initiatives
  • Concentrates on what good looks like rather than what might go wrong
  • Commercially focused – good understanding of business performance dynamics

Why choose a career with us?

We like to let our employees know that we appreciate their hard work by offering competitive salaries and a range of reward schemes as well as regular performance management reviews and appraisals so that you can monitor your career progress. Benefits include:
  • Competitive base salary & rewards
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday entitlement (increases with length of service)
  • Pension scheme
  • Extensive opportunities for personal and career development
  • Flexible and dynamic working policies

Inclusion & Diversity statement
We know that by having a better, more inclusive culture and a diverse group of colleagues, we can support our customers and each other in the best way possible. We also believe this goes a long way to helping us live our purpose and defines why we are here in the first place: to help put people on a path to a better everyday life.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we want people to join us no matter how they identify, their sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.
We want to attract and retain the best people. So, we make sure that, if people need it, they are given all the extra support and reasonable adjustments to take part in any part of our application or interview process. We have also got lots of colleagues who choose to work flexibly, so please feel free to talk to us about how you prefer to work at any time.
We think that if you can be yourself in the workplace, you will do your best work and enjoy being part of the team. And as a business we get to benefit from that and to celebrate all the wonderful things that diversity brings.