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Job Purpose:
A leading life assurance organisation are looking for a Project Accountant on a 2 year contract who can provide technical accounting input into a wide range of business projects including implementation of IFRS17.

Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the FAR Controller, the duties are analytical, evaluative, interpretive and dynamic in nature. The role involves working day-to-day alongside colleagues both inside and outside Finance, and will involving both supporting/coaching and performing tasks independently.
Business process mappings and re-engineering.
Defining accounting rules.
System configuration; user acceptance testing.
Preparation of data for migration.
Implementation support.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), with 3 years PQE.
Technically up to date with accounting standards, in particular IFRS, with the ability to investigate technical accounting issues.
Experience gained from working for or auditing of Life insurance companies would be particularly beneficial.
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Hours & Benefits:
Business hours, competitive salary and benefits included, 2 year temporary contract.

Job Purpose:
A Part qualified Accountant (ACCA) or AAT qualified candidate who is looking to complete ACCA studies, is required by an International Life Assurance Company in a new role within the Finance team. The role will support the Fund Accountant in delivering over 100 Fund Accounts, that need to be prepared and audited on an annual basis. This role will involve the preparation of less complex accounts, also assisting with the day to day monitoring of funds.

Key Responsibilities:
Supporting the Fund Accountant in delivering over 100 Fund Accounts, annually
Managing the preparation of less complex accounts and assisting with more complex accounts.
Day to day monitoring of funds.
Interrogating data, reconciliation of discrepancies, providing current financial information in a timely manner.
Able to mine and extract specific MI to support financial decisions.

Skills & Experience:
Either AAT qualified or part-ACCA qualified, and looking to complete ACCA studies.
Advanced Excel skills and ideally experience of Access, with an ability to mine and extract data sets.
Strong analytical skills and a proactive approach, used to working in a timely and accurate manner to meet deadlines.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, salary competitive in line with experience and level of qualification.

Job Purpose:
Experienced Fund Accountant, ideally recently ACCA qualified or currently part-qualified and looking to complete their studies, is sought for a new role within the Finance team of an International Life Assurance Company. Primarily the candidate will oversee and produce annual Fund Accounts for over 100 funds. Advanced Excel and Access skills are expected, having an ability to mine and extract data sets. Previous people management responsibilities will be useful, to coach and mentor one direct report.

Key Responsibilities:
Overseeing and producing Fund Accounts annually for over 100 funds.
Monitoring transactions within the funds, ensuring the accurate reflection of these in accounting records.
Responding to and answering Auditor queries raised in relation to funds accounts.

Skills & Experience:
Recently qualified ACCA candidate, or a candidate experienced in Fund Accounting who is part-qualified and looking to complete their studies.
Advanced Excel skills and an experienced user of Access, with an ability to mine and extract data sets.
Strong analytical skills and a proactive approach, used to working in a timely and accurate manner to meet deadlines.
Experienced in coaching and mentoring a small team - this role will have responsibility for one direct report.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, salary competitive in line with experience and level of qualification.

Job Purpose:
Qualified Accountant (ACA/ ACCA), with strong technical knowledge of accounting standards, including IFRS, is sought to lead and develop the Financial Reporting team. The role holder will ensure the completion of some statutory and group reporting requirements, including the review of regulatory returns in accordance with requirements of different jurisdictions. This opportunity could particularly suit applicants with an audit background, (who have ideally audited Life insurance companies), who will be able to apply their existing skills but also gain further experience in a new environment.

Key Responsibilities:
Leading and developing the Financial Reporting team, having proven ability to develop and inspire others to perform at their best.
Manage the production of group reporting, Branch regulatory returns (including Branch financial statements) and the production of Board and other internal reporting requirements.
Drive improvements in financial reporting needed to meet the changing demands of regulators and auditors.
Being the prime point of contact for external auditors.
Input into the preparation of business plans for group companies.
Maintenance of a robust control environment, in accordance with the SOX framework.
Providing technical input into varied business projects, as required.

Skills & Experience:
ACA/ACCA qualified Accountant with 1-5 years PQE.
Technically up to date with accounting standards, particularly IFRS.
Previous experience working for, or in the auditing of, Life Insurance companies, would be particularly beneficial.
Strong people management skills, used to developing and inspiring individuals/teams.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.

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

Job Purpose:
A qualified Company Secretary (ACIS qualified) or Lawyer, is sought for a key role within a growing International Financial Services Group. Applicants should have broad commercial experience in financial services, particularly Life and investment sectors. This strategic role will ensure that all activities undertaken within the Group comply with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
Ensuring that the business complies with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions of operation.
Overseeing the day to day administration of group companies, including maintaining statutory books and appropriate registers, organising board meetings, preparing agenda's and taking minutes.
Providing support to the Chairman and the Board, ensuring good information flows between the Board and the company's committees and between senior management and NEDs.
Prepare, update and implement Terms of Reference for the Board and the company's committees.
Work with subject matter experts in preparing a user friendly Operating Model and required training materials.
Mentor and developing a small team to reach their potential.
Supporting key strategic projects.

Skills & Experience:
ICSA qualified (ACIS) or a qualified Lawyer.
Essential to have held the office of Company Secretary, Legal Counsel or Head of Governance of a company for at least five years.
Should have previous commercial experience within financial services, particularly life and investments sectors.
Experienced in leading and developing a small team.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, competitive salary and benefits depending upon experience and qualifications.

Job Purpose:
Experienced and either fully or part qualified Accountant (ACCA/ ACA/ CIMA) is sought to join the Finance team of an International Life Assurance company, as Financial & Regulatory Accountant. The role requires the preparation of financial reports and maintenance of accounting records, in accordance with regulatory requirements and deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of comprehensive financial reports for overseas branches in line with regulatory requirements and deadlines.
Full understanding of report content.
Maintenance of daily and monthly procedures and controls.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified or part qualified Accountant with significant experience.
Previous experience within a similar role in a Financial Services Company, would be a preference.
Understanding of transactions during the lifetime of an insurance/ investment policy, as well as regulatory reporting requirements for an insurance business, would be advantageous.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong Excel skills and experienced in working to challenging deadlines with good attention to detail.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, competitive salary and benefits, with on site car parking available.

Job Purpose:
Multiple opportunities for Accounting Assistants required for a Life organisation on a permanent basis , reporting to the Financial Accountant, this role will be responsible for contributing to the monthly financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
Posting of accurate transactions to correct business units.
Contribution towards the production of monthly financial reports to internal and external bodies in an efficient, timely, accurate and professional manner.
Assisting with the production of the monthly management accounts and regulatory reporting.
Reconciliation of transactions accurately and in accordance with agreed timescales on control reconciliations.

Skills & Experience:
Have or be working towards an accounting qualification (AAT / CAT / ACCA);
Experience with accrual accounting and variance analysis.
A good understanding of Microsoft Excel and Word.
Experience of using SUN or a similar accounting package.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Business hours, competitive salary and benefits package, Douglas based, parking on site.

Job Purpose:
Accounts Assistant required to join an established Finance Group. The successful candidate will join the Finance Team and be responsible for ensuring all purchase invoices are paid within relevant credit terms, all invoices are supported by appropriate approvals, resolving queries and reconciling supplier accounts. This will also include daily updating of cash book and posting and allocating of payments and receipts as necessary.

Key Responsibilities:
Timely collation of all purchase invoices and personal expense claims received.
Post purchase invoices and personal expense claims into accounting system.
Match purchase invoices to approved purchase orders.
Send purchase invoices out for payment approval from department heads.
Assisting in preparation of weekly supplier payment run for all approved invoices, ensuring invoices are paid within credit terms.
Resolving queries from both external and internal stakeholders regarding purchase invoices.
Reconciling supplier accounts.
Audit and process credit card bills, ensuring full back-up is received for all purchases.
Sort and distribute incoming mail.
Other ad-hoc tasks as required by Group Financial Controller.
Liaise and resolve queries from internal and external stakeholders.
Act in accordance with accounting principles, regulations and internal procedures.
Produce own correspondence, emails and field enquiries.
Deal with email and phone queries in a timely, accurate and courteous manner.

Skills & Experience:
A Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar position.
Experience of accounting software packages (preferably QuickBooks and/or Sage), proven ability to learn new software packages.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products, in particular Excel.
Good organisational skills with ability to multi-task and have attention to detail.
Plans and prioritises work effectively, with a proactive approach to issue resolution
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, in accordance with accounting principles, regulations and internal procedures.

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

Job Purpose:
Pensions Manager required to join an expanding International Life company in a permanent capacity on the Isle of Man as the Pensions Technical Manager. This is a new position to head up the newly formed IOM based Pension Administration Team, which is preparing to launch a new range of employee benefits solutions to the IOM market.
The Technical Manager role is an expansive and varied role, responsible for the delivery of effective and timely business processing of employee benefits administration, communication & reporting to Treasury & FSA. In addition you will provide technical guidance to the business on areas such as client care, operational efficiencies & improvements, the tax & regulatory environment as well as customer support.

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure that regulatory & tax checks are completed & deadlines for reporting are met.
Keep up to date with regulatory, tax & market developments; develop a process to ensure that regulatory/tax/market analysis is complete and changes implemented.
Research & develop solutions to new or unknown issues making recommendations.
Provide basic learning and development material/ create learning opportunities.
Development & Maintenance of the Employee Benefit Training & Competence scheme.
Accountable for own personal development.
Be a point of reference on technical issues and non-standard cases, personally taking on more advanced calculations and complex schemes where required as well providing feedback on errors made to explain and prevent reoccurrence.
Challenge procedures to identify process improvements and pass on recommendations to Service Delivery teams.
Work within the business to improve operational efficiency e.g. automation, full use of standard products.
Coach client services administrators taking an active role in mentoring and identifying technical training needs & proposing solutions where appropriate.

Skills & Experience:
A relevant financial qualification or progress towards (CII Certificate in Financial Services CF1/R01 + FA1 &FA2, CII Diploma in Financial Services).
5 years+ relevant work experience in a Senior Pensions Administration role or a Technical role within a Life Insurance company knowledge.
A good understanding of the Life & Pensions industry on the Isle of Man or UK.
A good technical understanding of the operations within a Life Insurance company.
Proven on going maintenance and development of own knowledge skills.
Methodical & logical thinker with the ability to grasp concepts quickly and turn requirements into end results.
Excellent attention to detail with ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Able to communicate complex technical matters at a level appropriate to the recipient, exercising tact & diplomacy where necessary.
Flexible reliable and adaptable able to apply interpretive and creative thinking to work situations.

Hours & Benefits:
Highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Job Purpose:
Administrator required to support all activities surrounding efficiency and productivity by monitoring and reviewing a percentage of completed tasks within each area of Operations. The role holder should be able to analyse and understand data collated to provide purposeful and constructive feedback to individuals.

Key Responsibilities:
Support the completion of client file reviews.
Identification of key indictors based on the findings within the file reviews - with support and guidance from myself and the project team.
Written communications to clients using templated emails and letters.
Updating the business systems with responses from clients.
Logging, controlling and monitoring the client responses through excel and the business work flow system.
Responding to client queries either through or referred on from the customer service team.
Providing regular progress updates.
Following the agreed chase process as defined by the project.
Provide our colleagues with support and assistance when required to respond to client queries.
An ability to prioritise workloads to ensure that we fulfil our contractual obligation.
Improve efficiency and productivity in Operations through planning day to day work to complete daily quality sampling targets.
Monitor and review a percentage of completed tasks within each area in Operations.
Analyse and understand data collated to enhance performance in others through providing feedback.
Completion of Sentinel (World-Check clearance) tasks within the agreed SLA.
Assist with the recording and management of breaches.
Help to improve processes and procedures within Operations to enhance the customers experience and turnaround times.
Help produce and record management information that details existing quality standards.
Help improve our right first time target through consistently delivering quality work.
The candidate must be willing to work towards obtaining their Word-Check, personal, company & trust AML accreditation.

Skills and Experience:
Previous office experience ideally with Financial Services and particularly Life Assurance is highly desirable.
Minimum 5 GCSE's or equivalent, including Maths and English.
Good organisational and time management skills with an emphasis on quality and the ability to work to deadlines.
Ability to work on own as well as part of a team.
Experience of customer contact.

Hours & Benefits:
Excellent rates of pay and structured working pattern, Douglas based, parking on site.

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