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Job Purpose:
Audit Supervisor required to join a leading International Financial Organisation. The principal responsibility of the role is to establish audit strategy and effectively plan audit projects whilst supervising a small team.

Key Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and application of auditing and accounting standards.
Ensure audits run to budget and review points are adequately cleared.
Actively enhance existing relationships with new clients and seek to discuss wider business issues in order to identify their needs.
Maintain regular communication with all levels of the client service team.
Retain clients by maintaining a good relationship and keeping in regular contact.
Identifies risks at the planning stage, directs the audit and handles risks appropriately.
Recognise business and audit implications where controls are absent, ineffective or inefficient.
Give constructive, timely and direct feedback to junior staff on performance.

Skills & Experience:
An appropriate accountancy qualification is required along with previous experience working in an audit environment.
Must have strong relationship management and project management skills.
It is essential to understand the requirements of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Hours & Benefits:
Business hours, attractive salary and benefits package including car parking space, central Douglas based office.

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:
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.

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