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Job Purpose:
Senior Finance Manager, ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 5 years PQE, is sought to join the Finance team of a leading Trust & Corporate Services Group. The ideal candidate will support the Group FD in the management and control of the group finance function, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of financial information to key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
Supporting the Group Finance Director in the management and control of the Group Finance Function.
Consolidating the group's monthly results and preparing information for the board pack
Supporting the preparation of statutory accounts for the Group and subsidiaries
Leading the quarterly forecasting and planning process.
Improving the efficiency and reporting output of the finance function by identifying how and where improvements in procedures and processes can be achieved.
Supporting the annual audit process.

Skills & Experience:
ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 5 years PQE.
Strong systems knowledge and experience of driving change through process and procedural improvements.
Experience of leading budgeting/ forecasting processes.
Strong communication skills, able to present qualitative and quantitative information to key stakeholders.
Excellent organisational skills, adaptable to change and used to working under pressure adhering to tight deadlines.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, highly competitive salary and benefits.
Job Purpose:
Accounts Assistant required to join a small, established and independent firm, based in Castletown. The role holder will be responsible for a variety of bookkeeping and administration duties, along with liaising with customers, suppliers and employees based in other regional offices.

Key Responsibilities:
Bookkeeping duties including setting up new suppliers and customers on the accounting system, credit control, allocation of funds received.
Preparation payments, review employee expenses, produce monthly reports and reconciliations.
Liaise with customers and suppliers to resolve any queries as required.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 1 year's previous bookkeeping experience and accounting knowledge is essential.
Knowledge of an accounting system is desirable e.g. Sage, SAP, QuickBooks, NetSuite.
Must have high attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Hours & Benefits:
Business hours, attractive salary, Castletown based office.
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:
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:
A Client Bookkeeper is sought by an expanding Payroll and Contractor Services company based in central Douglas. Joining on a permanent basis, the role holder will assist with the preparation of company financial statements and tax returns.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparing VAT returns.
Monitor and respond to client queries via the accounts mailbox.
Dissolution of client companies and maintaining the closure database.
Assisting with departmental workflow.
Assist with client professional clearance.
Managing incoming post in relation to client companies.

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience in a similar role is essential, ideally with an understanding of double-entry bookkeeping.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate with clients over the phone.
Experience of IRIS and Excel software is highly desirable.
Proven ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
A basic understanding of UK Company Law and VAT.

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours based on a 37.5 hour working week; competitive salary and company benefits package.
Job Purpose
Qualified or part qualified Accountant is sought by an established Douglas-based Financial Services Group, to join an Accountancy division of the firm. The role holder will be responsible for the preparation of financial statements and tax and VAT returns for a portfolio of clients, also liaising with clients to understand their accounting needs.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation of Financial Statements, Tax and VAT returns.
Providing timely and accurate reporting of financial information to clients.
Managing a portfolio of clients and liaising with them to understand their accounting requirements.
Working as part of a team, towards team objectives and deadlines.

Skills & Experience:
Part qualified / fully qualified ACCA / ACA would be preferred.
Strong communication skills, able to build working relationships with internal and external clients and intermediaries, including HMRC and Companies House.
Experienced in working autonomously but also as part of a small team.
Used to meeting challenging deadlines and managing diverse role responsibilities, developing knowledge as required.

Hours & Benefits:
9am - 5.30pm, competitive salary and benefits package, (with free car parking available nearby).
Job Purpose:
Accounts Assistant required to join a leading Douglas based Retail Distribution Group on a permanent basis. The role holder will be responsible for providing accounting support and confidently managing relationships with suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:
Processing invoices and payments.
Managing internal and external relationships across suppliers.
Investigating outstanding balances on Company statements.
Ensuring prompt payment to suppliers on a monthly basis.
Processing weekly revenues and bank reconciliations, highlighting irregularities or suspicious activity.
Ad-hoc office administrative duties as required.

Skills & Experience:
Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grades C and above or equivalent qualifications.
Ideally at least 1-2 years experience in a similar role.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel).

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern - core business hours, competitive rate of pay, parking on site.
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