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Job Purpose:
Investment Reporting & Controls Analyst required to join a leading Life Assurance Organisation on a 12 Month contract. The role is responsible primarily for the production of the Monthly Investment Accounting and Monthly Performance Reporting Data, along with other duties within the Investment Services Teams.

Key Responsibilities:
To produce Monthly Investment Accounting data.
To produce Monthly Performance reporting.
To monitor compliance with SOX, CSA controls.
To support internal, external and SOX audits by being main point of contact for Investment Services team.
To support the Control Exception reporting process.
To support the fund launch and fund closure processes through systems set up and update.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years experience working within the investment industry.
Accounting knowledge is desirable.
Strong analytical and organisational skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary, 12 month contract, full time business hours.

Job Purpose:
Investment System Analyst sought after by an International Life Assurance Organisation on a 12 Month contract. Reporting into the Technical Support Manager you will be the SME for the unit pricing system, assisting all areas of investment services where required.

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for the fund launch and closure processes on the unit pricing system.
Blended funds system maintenance - including changes in strategic asset allocations and fund switches.
Planning investment services requirements for asset on boarding, working closely with key stakeholders including treasury and ZICs.
Assisting with remediation calculations and methodologies.
Day to day trouble shooting of any system queries within Investment Services.
Assisting with technical queries around dealing and pricing including price sources and price release information.
Month end reporting.

Skills & Experience:
Proven track record in a similar role is essential.
Strong understanding of unit linked investments and pricing principles.
Sound knowledge of fundamental processes including reconciliations, corporate actions and price testing.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary, 12 month contract, full time business hours.

Job Purpose:
An experienced Financial Controller required to join an international Life Assurance company on an initial 12 month basis with the potential to progress into a permanent role. The role holder will have previous experience of managing a financial reporting team and / or financial reporting improvement project.

Key Responsibilities:
Ownership of group & statutory financial reporting, including all regulator reports as required.
Prime point of contact for external audit.
Ensuring the integrity of group & statutory financial reporting, ensuring that no entity breaches any statutory, group or regulatory limit.
Ensuring a fully reviewed and robust audit trail for all companies is prepared for year end, half year end audits, and quarterly closes for all companies.
Oversight of all balance sheet reconciliations whether prepared by Financial Operations, own team or Operations teams.
Timetable control, co-ordination of finance teams linking in International Actuarial and group teams as required.
Preparation of Board, International Audit Committee papers as required.
Build and maintain a close effective working relationship with Group Finance and other stakeholders
Drive the improvement in financial reporting needed to meet acceleration of group reporting & enhanced disclosure requirements as they develop.
Provision of a high quality technical support and training/coaching within the Finance Team.
Ensures a robust control environment is in place and operating effectively through compliance with the DST framework & evidence of compliance with all relevant policies.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA).
Highly Proficient in the use of MS particularly Excel and experience of accounting packages.
5 Years' experience in Financial / Regulatory Reporting.
Life Assurance experience is desirable.
Previous experience of managing a similar financial reporting team and / or financial reporting improvement project.

Hours and Benefits:
Core working hours, parking on site and highly competitive rates of pay.

Job Purpose:
Excellent long term contract opportunity within an International Life Assurance Organisation. Our client is seeking two experienced financial service professionals ideally a qualified Accountant/qualified by experience with a proven track record of the delivery of control improvements and improving efficiency within a finance department.

Key Responsibilities:
To support delivery of control improvements, increased efficiency and specific requirements across Finance.
Deliver work packages as part of the Finance improvement programme.
Work across Finance to ensure that control and process improvements are delivered. For specific issues perform analysis to understand the requirements and potential issues, propose the way forward and after approval take forward the requisite actions.
Skills & Experience:
Qualified accountant or alternatively able to demonstrate several years' experience in a similar role.
Experience of successfully delivering change within Finance for a financial services business.
Knowledge of JDE GL would be advantageous.
Previous experience of working in a business with overseas branches and multiple regulators is highly desirable.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive rates of pay, structured working pattern- core business hours, parking on site.

Job Purpose:
Temporary Accountant required to join an International Fiduciary Services Provider on an initial 6 month basis. The role holder will be responsible for assisting in the efficient and effective delivery of financial statements, management accounts and other financial reports for the Company and the Company's client companies and trusts.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of Financial Statements for client companies and trust and maintenance of their bookkeeping records.
Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports to include management accounts and cash flow.
Preparation of VAT returns and Tax returns.
Assist in the preparation of weekly management reports to include cash flow, debtors, WIP, creditors.
Consider and report risk and Anti-Money Laundering concerns or issues.
Provide training and assistance to less experienced team members and assist colleagues as required.
Liaison with clients, advisors, banks, investment managers, lawyers and other intermediaries.

Skills & Experience:
Must hold a relevant accounting qualification.
At least 3 years' experience in an accounting environment is required.
Excellent understanding of UK and international accounting standards, policies and procedures.
Good commercial awareness and excellent communication skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Attractive salary, initial 6 month contract, full time business hours, office located in Central Douglas.

Job Purpose:
Technical Assistant required to join the Advisor Services team of a Global Life organisation to act as a key support to the team, Customer Service Centre, Relationship Management, Regional Offices and Sales Consultants.

Key Responsibilities:
Guide others through the management of complex queries through imparting knowledge.
Act as a buffer to ensure that non-value adding requests are not cascaded into the team.
Responsible for the definition of current business processes through the use of User Guides, Process Guides, Control documentation and any other supporting documents ensuring their accuracy. You may be required to audit against these documents.
Carry out Root Cause Analysis and Problem Solving as required and highlighted by quality data from a variety of sources such as the Quality Tool, Error Log, and Complaints etc.
Conduct technical skills coaching with team members as required in partnership with the Work Place Coaches.
Use in-depth technical knowledge to develop 'first line of defence' mechanisms to support risk framework or Financial Control Initiative (FCI).
Support any business projects and initiatives as required.
Responsible for the accurate and efficient completion of administrative tasks in the relevant area. This may, from time to time, include the allocation of work to colleagues.
Handle any process or system related referrals. Completion of problem solving activities, and making key decisions and recommendations where required.
Complete checking, authorisation and random sampling as required ensuring all customer, regulatory and internal control requirements are met, providing constructive feedback to individuals on errors and provide support to reduce errors.
Ensure that opportunities for process and service improvements are captured and progressed.

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience in Senior administration position within financial services, preferably Life Assurance.
Ability to ensure that opportunities for process and service improvements are encouraged and implemented and best practice is shared.
Good communication skills to liaise with relevant parties via telephone, letter or email and provide information as requested internally and externally.

Hours & Benefits:
35 hour working week 9am -5pm, Market rate salary with competitive benefits, Car Parking provided.

Job Purpose:
Credit Controller required to join an established Financial Group on a long term contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for all aspects of credit control reviewing for the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:
Review of confirmation statements due and maintenance of the Master database.
Ensuring the department is compliant with any changes implemented by companies house.
Ensuring daybook is maintained.
Checking formulae/updating data and ensuring receipts balance .
Monitoring and reviewing internal invoicing.
Monitoring the bank accounts and updating receipts.
Monthly bank reconciliation .
Chasing for the settlement of accountancy fees.
Authorising any return payments and instructing finance/compliance.
Ensuring all clients using the service have been billed accordingly (Involves a quarterly review of clients billing).
Credit control review - Aged Debtors report.
Compiling Bad debt annually for directors review and authorisation.
Monthly compilation of credit note data.
Quotation of accountancy fees.
VAT return workflow review and follow up.
Accounts workflow review and follow up.
Authorising the completion of clients submissions based on extensive investigation.
Organising workflows and prioritising tasks.
Changing the departments focus and strategy dependent on collections.
Developing Procedures for tasks carried out within credit control/operations.

Skills & Experience:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with clients in writing and over the phone
Experience of Excel software required. Must be able to use standard formulae including “Vlookups”.
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Strong organisational skills.
Capable of managing a small team.
Ability to confidently delegate work.
Natural ability to problem solve.
Computer literacy essential.
Flexible and adaptable approach to work .

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours, Excellent rates of pay- market competitive, Douglas based.


Job Purpose:
A Funds & Shareholder Services Administrator is sought by the Fund Division of a large Financial Services Group, based in central Douglas. Joining in a permanent capacity, the role holder will undertake fund processing, checking, valuation and payment services.

Key Responsibilities:
Accurate and timely production of valuations in accordance with accounting standards and legislation.
Liaising with financial institutions where assets are invested on a daily basis.
Input and release of subscriptions and redemptions via online banking systems.
Reconciliation of fund and client accounts.
Ensuring fund-related fees (management, custodian, audit, etc) are settled in a timely manner.
Mail merges and distributions for funds.
Provide accurate & informed responses to customer/audit enquiries.

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience working within Financial Services is essential.
Good working knowledge of CHAPS, BACS, and SWIFT systems, alongside currency cheque collections and negotiations.
Good understanding of financial markets with an ability to place FX deals and instruct on fixed deposits.
An understanding of Compliance and the Regulatory Environment.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours; Attractive salary and company benefits package.

Job Purpose:
The experienced Senior Trust & Company Administrator will be part of a team based in the South of the island, delivering effective and efficient trust and corporate administration services to a diverse client base.

Key Responsibilities:
Responsible for a diverse and complex portfolio of trusts, companies and partnerships including:
Undertaking all day to day administration, bookkeeping and minutes Liaison with clients and intermediaries, attending client meetings as required.
Conducting investment and annual reviews.
Reviewing Bookkeeping records and preparing accounts files to allow for preparation of year-end accounts.
Responsibility for client billing and debt collection.

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 5 years experience within a Fiduciary Services. Administration Applicants are expected to be working towards or holding a relevant professional qualification such as ICSA or STEP. Strong communication and organisational skills, experienced in building and maintaining positive working relationships with clients and intermediaries.
Positive approach, should be used to working both independently as well as part of a team.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time hours, competitive salary and benefits.

Job Purpose:
Bank Reconciliations Administrator required to join the Finance Team of an International Life Assurance Company.

Key Responsibilities:
Reconciliation of bank accounts and internal control accounts.
Investigation and clearance of outstanding items.

Skills & Experience:
The successful candidate will have 2 years' experience of bank reconciliations ideally within the Life Assurance Industry.

Hours & Benefits:
Business hours, salary dependent on experience.

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