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Job Purpose:
Assistant VAT Consultant required to join an established, international professional services provider to assist in VAT solutions covering transactional and VAT planning advice.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide support to the servicing teams and clients regarding their day-to-day transactions, helping them to maximise clients' VAT position while meeting their compliance obligations in the everyday course of their business transactions.
Undertaking VAT planning to provide reassurance that the VAT treatment of certain projects or business deals are being effectively managed, legitimately minimising the VAT cost to clients' businesses in the Yachting, Aviation, Property, Gaming and Financial Services sectors.
Delivering a range of VAT training packages as required, tailored to specific requirements and the circumstances of clients and their businesses - as workshops or more detailed one-to-one training.
Carrying out VAT health checks and return reviews as required.
Attendance at VAT authorities' visits.
VAT penalty negotiation and mitigation.
General correspondence with VAT and customs authorities.
Representing the VAT Director at VAT and other meetings when required.
Working with the VAT Director to generate new business and develop new initiatives / strategies.
Ensuring compliance with company standards, policies and procedures, including confidentiality and data protection where appropriate.
Carrying out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibilities of the post.

Skills & Experience:
Ideally ATT qualified.
In-depth understanding of European VAT rules and legislation.
Trusted to undertake the careful analysis required to determine the relationships between relevant parties and the nature of goods or services supplied in order to ensure the VAT costs the client pays are accurate.
An inclusive, technically strong and knowledgeable person
Able to co-ordinate, collaborate with, use staff resources effectively.
Strong presentation skills

Hours & Benefits:
Permanent full time working hours- 9am -5.30pm.
Competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Purpose:
Finance Administrator, required to assist in the accurate and timely processing of all daily Treasury procedures, sought by an international Life Assurance company on an initial 6 month contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:
To perform and oversee the daily payment processes ensuring adherence to documented procedures.
Assist in managing external banking relationships for companies, controlling the bank accounts and escalating any appropriate concerns.
Assist in queries and resolution of payments, treasury and reconciliation items both internally and externally.
Maintain accurate records of Payments & Receipts and assist other finance functions in ensure data retention is in accordance with internal service standards.

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience within an office environment.
A minimum of 5 GCSE's grades A*-C including English and Maths.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Self-motivated, with a positive and flexible attitude.
Excellent analytical, reasoning, and communication skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Market rate salary commensurate with experience; full time business hours.

Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join a Global Banking Group on an initial 6 month contract basis. The role holder will be required to define and support Projects and/or Service sustaining deliveries aligned to business strategy, which enable benefits to be achieved on a cross functional business basis.

Key Responsibilities:
The role holder will partner with the Change Manager and Programme Manager to drive the successful delivery of the work stream / project and work with the organisation and key senior stakeholders to scope and staff projects, establish governance, and define target solutions.
Be responsible for creating communication materials for multiple levels of stakeholders and actively manage day to day activities while ensuring delivery accountability is in place across the whole project.
Work with the PMO to support initiative as necessary; creation & maintenance of detailed project plans covering all deliverables (process, people, IT, control) and dependencies while actively assessing and managing risk; removing / reducing barriers towards realising goals, ensuring mitigation actions are in place & managed.
Deliver status reporting by providing visibility on status against milestones, and transparency of risks and issues and will have to coordinate direct and matrix management of internal and third party resources.
Develop and implement the communications strategy while consolidating and maintaining reporting requirements and providing stakeholder management across the programme.

Skills & Experience:
Excellent written and oral communication
The candidate should have strong change management and stakeholder management skills and experience of control environment processes with a banking environment.
It is essential that the candidate would have strong Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel skills and be Lean Trained / aware of Lean and Continuous Improvement.
Experience of wealth management is preferred for this role as is the use of Agile as a methodology.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- Core business hours, excellent rate of pay, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join an International Life Assurance Organisation on a permanent basis. The role holder will be responsible for Identifying business need and define a solution scope that can feasibly be implemented by the business.

Key Responsibilities:
Business analysis planning and monitoring.
Requirements management and communication.
Requirements analysis.
Process analysis and modelling.
Solution assessment and validation.
Business and market knowledge.
Stakeholder management
Act as a deputy for Lead Business Analyst as required.

Skills & Experience:
Essential Qualifications: Educated to degree level or equivalent working experience.
Desirable Qualifications: External accreditation in Business Analysis.
Demonstrable experience as a Business Analyst and exposure to full change life cycle.
Competent in the use of business analysis tools, techniques and processes.
Familiar with project and software delivery cycles.
Developing analytical and inter-personal skills.
Developing influencing, negotiation and communication skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern, excellent rates of pay- market competitive, comprehensive benefits package, parking on site and around the area.

Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join an expanding Financial Group on an initial contract basis. This is a key role in the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of the business in terms of business functions and processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration.
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity.
Discover and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate.
Support programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals.
Define, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Business Analyst within financial services.
Excellent problem solving skills.
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
Testing/Analytical skills - Thinking Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a business-related objective. Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer. Systematic and logical.
Ability to demonstrate AGILE strategy.
Basic SQL Skills.
Experience of formal system analysis and design methodologies.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to achieve tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).
Business Analysis or Testing Qualifications, e.g. ISEB or IIBA.

Hours & Benefits:
Market competitive daily rates of pay, structured working pattern, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar) required to work as the Group Accountant/ Finance Manager and as part of the Senior Management team of a Financial Services Group. Applicants will have experience in the preparation of accounts, ensuring that statutory returns and obligations are met for all group companies. The role requires accurate monthly management accounting and performance reporting in a timely manner, also with responsibility for the management and development of a small team.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of statutory entity and consolidated accounts of all group companies to meet all regulatory/legal requirements and reflect current accounting standards.
Ensuring all statutory returns and obligations are met, including Companies House, VAT, company tax and payroll taxes, for all group and client companies.
Preparation of Board reports, including monthly management accounts, executive summary, performance reports and variance analysis, in an efficient and timely manner
Forecasting and managing cash flow of the business.
Monitoring, maintaining and developing appropriate financial controls within the department and business.

Skills & Experience:
Experienced in the preparation of accounts and management reporting for an active trading business, contributing to the operation and strategy of the group.
Qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar.
Experienced in staff management and development.
Used to working at pace to meet deadlines.

Hours & Benefits:
35 hour working week, competitive salary dependent upon experience and plus benefits, including car parking.

Job Purpose:
Essential Banker required to join a leading International Bank where they will be responsible for providing excellent service to customers within the Branch, assisting with any banking needs and helping to grow the business and strengthen the brand.

Key Responsibilities:
Be the first point of contact for customers within the branch.
Resolve any banking queries as required including payment requests, cash withdrawals, FX and investments queries.
Ensure that any complaints are handled in a professional and friendly manner.
Demonstrate a strong level of competence in our digital products, enabling you to proactively educate your customers to have confidence in consistently using alternative channels of their choice, at times to suit them.

Skills & Experience:
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written.
Able to deal with customers in a warm and confident way.
Recognise the importance of being able to plan effectively.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits package, part-time 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm).

Job Purpose:
Essential Banker required to join a leading International Bank where they will be responsible for providing excellent service to customers within the Branch, assisting with any banking needs and helping to grow the business and strengthen the brand.

Key Responsibilities:
Be the first point of contact for customers within the branch.
Resolve any banking queries as required including payment requests, cash withdrawals, FX and investments queries.
Ensure that any complaints are handled in a professional and friendly manner.
Demonstrate a strong level of competence in our digital products, enabling you to proactively educate your customers to have confidence in consistently using alternative channels of their choice, at times to suit them.

Skills & Experience:
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written.
Able to deal with customers in a warm and confident way.
Recognise the importance of being able to plan effectively.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits package, full time business hours.

Job Purpose:
Trainee Accountant required to join the Finance Team of an expanding Life Assurance Organisation, where the role holder will rotate across the function and experience different finance roles; some include financial reporting, treasury and reconciliations & control.

Key Responsibilities:
Posting, analysing and reporting from our accounting ledger and banking platforms.
Financial and management reporting.
Cash management and maximising shareholder return.
Reconciliation and control of assets.
Budgets, re-forecasting and analytics.

Skills & Experience:
Must hold a 2:1 degree in any discipline or relevant UCAS points that would attain them a BBB at A-Level (either 300 points pre 2017 or 120 points post 2017).
Must have a keen interest in undertaking professional studies and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
Excellent communication skills are required and the ability to organise workload effectively.

Hours & Benefits:
Attractive salary and benefits package provided, including study support towards the ACCA qualification, full time business hours.

Job Purpose:
Onboarding Officer required for a banking organisation to execute on all onboarding tasks within the team in order to support new account applications to be opened within all service level agreements and captured accurately.

Key Responsibilities:
Run the first funding report in SAP to capture any standard risk applications that have been opened and funded within 48 hours. If funded perform the necessary AML searches via Acuity.
Update the access record with the applicant unique reference number generated in SAP. Send the account confirmation emails to all relevant introducers. Set main account and account waivers in SAP where required for Seafarers. Amend account name in SAP where required.
Complete any required spreadsheet records. Add any requested locks in SAP.
Release items from the SAP queues.
Print and date stamp all emailed applications before the daily cut off.
Log all new applications to the Access Database, Include date received, channel received from and applicants name.
Review risk rate all applicants, nationalities, country of residence and occupation in line with the Compliance Country of jurisdiction List and Client Take on and Maintenance Manual Appendix A and note this on each application form using the stamp/template.
Complete a 4 eye check to ensure the data is accurate, making amendments where required.
Open accounts in Boost once full sign off received. Open personal and corporate accounts directly in to SAP.
Key all corporate account information, account officials and Fatca/CRS details to the Navision system to ensure the overnight screening picks up the relevant names/information.
Upload the sales team codes in to Boost to ensure all of the relevant sales are assigned correctly.
CRS Data Input in to CRS

Skills & Experience:
Experience in dealing with Corporate On-Boarding preferred, although not essential.
Client focused, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled the ability to deal effectively and professionally with a wide range of internal and external clients.
Sound understanding of KYC/DD/AML requirements and risk assessment criteria.
Ability to work under pressure, whilst maintaining/exceeding Right First Time and productivity targets.
A strong Continuous Improvement/Lean mindset.

Hours & Benefits:
Permanent Full time hours.
Salary to be discussed.

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