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Job Purpose:
Qualified Accountant (ACCA or similar) or experienced Finance professional with relevant Life Assurance experience, is sought for an immediate and ongoing contract role within the Finance function of an International Life Assurance company (Contract 8 months+). The role will require the preparation of statutory accounts, liaison with auditors and assistance with other accounting responsibilities and projects within the team.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of Statutory accounts and liaison with auditors on the finalisation of these
Development of reports and processes to streamline and improve procedures and timeliness of reporting.
Assisting the team with a variety of wide-ranging responsibilities including ongoing regulatory projects.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified Accountant (ACCA or similar) or experienced Finance professional with relevant Life Assurance experience.
5 years + experience in a finance function.
Used to working autonomously, in a fast paced environment being able to meet challenging deadlines.
Proactive, positive and adaptable team player.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.

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

Job Purpose:
Experienced Test Analyst required to join a leading International Life Assurance on a long term contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for working with the Developers and Business Analysts to plan, document and execute robust testing in order to enhance the delivery of online and back office applications to meet strategic business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
Creation of test scenarios, cases and plans for projects and individual BAU support JIRAs.
Liaise with Project Team including Project Manager, Developer and Business Analyst.
Coordinate and review test documentation.
Take on the role of Test Lead for projects.
Plan and carry out testing appropriate to the task with minimal supervision/guidance.
Input and implementation to test framework and processes.
Reporting of estimates, test metrics and progress updates to the Test Manager.
Share test and system knowledge with others.
Coordinate UAT as appropriate.

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a testing role.
Business Analyst skills would be beneficial.
Perform effective and comprehensive testing of software.
Have excellent spoken and written communication skills.
Have a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle with particular emphasis on testing activities.
Be experienced in the specification, design and production of testing documentation.
Understand the importance of logging, analysing and reporting bugs/incidents.
Interact easily with users, developers and managers.
Have sufficient critical faculty to assess test and development activities and suggest improvements.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours- also potential for an agile working pattern, competitive rates of pay, Douglas based.

Job Purpose:
Business Relationship Manager required to join a Payroll group based in Douglas. The primary function of this role is to be the interface between new clients bought on board by sales and the operational teams, to assist in the growth of the umbrella business. The ideal candidate will work closely with the operations team based on the Island to ensure that the change in the agency's payroll is seamless, particularly when transferring bulk business and will be on hand where necessary in the UK to ensure a smooth integration for all involved.

Key Responsibilities:
First point of contact for the payroll and operational teams when sales bring a new agency on board to ensure a smooth transition for the contractors when changing payroll providers.
Maintain relationships with agency payroll department and keep in contact once on board to ensure all operational aspects are running as expected, to meet with them on a regular basis face to face and liaise back with the operational team heads on island to cascade negative and positive feedback.
Review and analyse the agency's payroll data and processes to be able to integrate it into the systems on island in the most efficient way for all involved.
Work closely with the New Business team to strive to get the new referrals through as quickly and efficiently as possible utilising the agency relationships where necessary.
Monitor the number of contractors that drop off from these key agencies and feedback to the Operations Director to establish whether they are expecting to place them for a new contract, is there room for improvement / growth.

Skills & Experience:
Previous Relationship management experience , Ideally UK Payroll knowledge and contractor market experience; from an umbrella or UK agency background
A professional and committed approach to work and the ability to travel to the UK on a frequent basis
Attention to detail a necessity.
Excellent organisational and communication skills.
The ability to work under pressure with a minimum of supervision, and to find solutions
Good team player

Hours & Benefits:
Standard working week 9am - 5.30pm - Additional hours may be required as dictated by the business.
Travel to the UK will be involved on a frequent basis.
Competitive salary and benefits package

Job Purpose:
Experienced Project Support Officer required to join an International Life Assurance organisation for approximately 6 - 12 months to work with and support a number of projects currently being undertaken by the Hansard Group. This role will include providing project management support to the leads of the various projects and work stream.

Key Responsibilities:
Supporting Project Managers of the various projects included within the programme.
Assisting with the production and distribution of programme and project plans.
Providing administrative services to support the programme (e.g. arranging project meetings, travel and minute taking) .
Supporting the change control procedure.
Supporting analysis of risk and issues.
Ensuring the project files are accurate and up to date.

Skills & Experience:
Experience within a programme / project environment is required.
Project management qualification desirable but not essential.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
Ability to manage and prioritise own workload in a fast paced environment
Competent in using Microsoft Project, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary, 6 month initial contract, full time business hours, office based in central Douglas.

Job Purpose:
Tax Assistant Manager required to join a Payroll organisation, you will required to assist the personal tax team with all aspects of compliance work on personal tax returns. The role will primarily focus on ensuring the timely and accurate completion of the personal tax returns for several thousand directors, owners, partners and other high net worth individuals.

Key Responsibilities:
Supervising the day to day function of the tax team.
Preparation and reviewing of a large number of personal tax returns.
Verbal and written communication with clients.
Contact with HM Revenue & Customs and other third parties.
Assisting in the development of junior members of the team.
Interaction with other offices both in the UK and overseas.
Assisting the Tax Manager where required.

Skills & Experience:
Significant experience of dealing with the UK Self-Assessment regime.
Ability to work under pressure and to strict regulatory deadlines.
Excellent level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Flexible and adaptable approach to working in a fast moving business environment.
Computer literacy essential, in particular Microsoft Excel.
Significant experience of dealing with large volumes of clients.
Excellent communication skill.

Hours & Benefits:
Salary dependent on experience.
Permanent Full Time working hours.

Job Purpose:
Business Development Consultant required to join a fiduciary provider based in the South of the Island. The focus of this role is to develop new business relationships and maintain existing relationships whilst providing a first class client service.

Key Responsibilities:
Identify new products and markets across the firm.
Develop and grow existing market activity (both locally and internationally)
Involvement and development within connected networks.
Maintain and grow relationships with key intermediaries.
Responsible for client care initiatives including top tier clients and client care standards.
Updating and evolving CRM system.
Monthly board reports, forecasts and budgeting.
Skills & Experience:
3+ years' experience within finance industry with pension or fiduciary knowledge desirable.
Excellent understanding of the different services lines within the business.
Willingness to learn and understand all technical aspects of the firms products.
Ability to present and articulate points clearly and effectively.
Team player but also ability to work on own initiative.
Self-motivated and proactive.

Hours & Benefits:
Hours of work 9am -5pm with occasional travel to the UK and International to attend business development trips, events and conferences and where applicable.
Market rate salary with a competitive benefits package.

Job Purpose:
Experienced Client Accountant sought to complete a contract (duration to be discussed), within a Client Accounting team of an International Fiduciary Services Group. The role requires the preparation of accounts for a variety of company and trust structures.

Key Responsibilities:
The preparation of accounts for a portfolio of diverse client company and trust structures.
Working as part of the Client Accounting team, assisting in bringing accounting records up to date for a range of International entities.

Skills & Experience:
Previous Client Accounting experience is essential.
Ideally qualified (ACCA/ ACA/ similar) although applicants who are qualified by experience may also be considered.
Proactive approach with strong communication and organisation skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with car parking available.

Job Purpose:
The Senior/ Statutory Administrator will deal with all aspects of statutory administration for multi-jurisdictional trust and companies.

Key Responsibilities:
All aspects of statutory administration, from company incorporation through to liquidation.
Preparation of minutes, resolutions and other statutory administration documentation.
Ensuring that filings are made by the required deadlines.
Maintaining company records, including due diligence.
Undertaking risk and annual client reviews.
Liaison with clients and professional advisors, as required.

Skills and Experience:
A number of years experience within Statutory or Company Administration.
Strong understanding of statutory forms and filing requirements for multi-jurisdictional companies.
Good communication and organisational skills.

Hours & Benefits:
37.5 hours p/w, competitive salary and benefits package. The office is based on an outskirts of Douglas location, so car parking is available.

Job Purpose:
Business Systems Analyst required for a Fiduciary Group on the isle of Man in a permanent capacity. As a Business Systems Analyst you should have knowledge that's covers accounting, information technology and software. You will be responsible for translating the user's needs into technicalities that can be implemented into improving the company.

Key Responsibilities:
Business As Usual (BAU): Maintain all formal controls, documents and records to auditable levels and in compliance with current company standards. Work with the Global Business Systems team to understand business requirements. Identify service enhancements and help drive service improvement initiatives to deliver programs.
To ensure that the training requirement of the business are met with all applications and other technology.
Review and design key business report detailing relevant growth and risks.
Working with the business to produce MI reports based on the end users specifications.
Follow acquisition, project manage data migrations to the company's core applications.

Skills & Experience:
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in a similar role.
Preferred candidate will be knowledgeable or certified in ITIL or Prince2.
Has experience of working, and managing personnel in multiple jurisdictions.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Effective communicator with stakeholders at all levels.
Excellent attention to detail.

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Job Purpose:
Experienced Financial Services professional with previous operational change and project experience required to join an International Bank on an initial contract basis as an Operational Change Analyst. The role holder will be responsible for assessing changes that will impact Operations. They will be required to analyse & identify areas impacted within Operations by working closely with the project team & with Operations Subject Matter Experts to articulate the impact, benefits & actions required for a successful implementation.

Key Responsibilities:
Role holder will be required to provide regular updates to Operations Stakeholders, represent Operations on project meetings and/or forums & track actions through to completion including any required communications to Operations staff. They will also be required to track & ensure delivery on agreed Operations benefits including realisation.
The role holder will be responsible for completing change acceptance tasks as defined by the Head of Private Bank & Overseas Services Operations Support including impact assessment, articulating impact to operational stakeholders, gaining sign off on impact, support change delivery, assessing potential complaints impact, ensuring project has met minimum change governance requirements, signing off on Operational benefit & ensuring project handed over to business as usual in acceptable format.
Provide regular updates on projects against project implementation plan including highlighting any risks or issues associated to the project that may impact the area. They will work with relevant stakeholders within Operations to define the reporting requirements & format so specific to the change being delivered.
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, enterprise wide risk management framework and internal policies and change standards.

Skills & Experience:
First class academic track record with preferable industry wide accepted Change Qualifications (e.g. PRINCE 2, LEAN, AGILE).
An understanding of organisational issues and challenges, familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle. The ideal candidate will have In-depth knowledge of change, and have a proven track record in change acceptance and or quality management with embedded governance.
The successful candidate will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, including; spread sheets, presentation tools, word processing and experience with Project and Programme Management software tools (preferable), alongside advanced problem solving/decision making skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours, also the potential of flexible/agile working, excellent rates of pay- market competitive, Douglas based.

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