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Job Purpose:
Qualified accountant required to join the finance department of a global life assurance company on a 12 month contract basis. The successful candidate will have proven accounting experience within the life assurance industry and will be ACA/ACCA qualified.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage the month end and quarter end process, ensuring that all relevant deadlines are met, and reports issues
Quarterly group consolidations and board reporting for both the group and subsidiaries
Completion of management accounts and preparation of MI
Production of regulatory reports

Skills & Experience:
Qualified accountant (ACCA or ACA)
Proven experience within a finance function, in the life assurance sector
Experience of consolidations, board reporting and audit process
Experience with SUN accounts

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. Salary in line with skills and experience.

Job Purpose:
An independent chartered accountancy practice in central Douglas are seeking an Assistant Manager to join their busy general accountancy practice and corporate service provider. The successful candidate will oversee a small team and be assigned their own portfolio of clients to manage.

Key Responsibilities:
Various assignments from both the general accountancy practice and trust service provider
Timely preparation of financial statements
Overseeing and checking of taxation and VAT returns and assessments
Review work and organise and co-ordinate the assignment of work for junior staff
Assisting, supervising and training junior members of the team
Conducting appraisals, training sessions and attending management meetings

Skills & Experience:
Newly qualified, practice trained, ACCA or ACA
An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills who is able to lead and help train more junior members of staff
Discretion, diplomacy and a confident approach are a must

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours, permanent position; Salary in line with experience; Company benefits package

Job Purpose:
A new vacancy has arisen for a trainee accountant to study towards the ACCA qualification within a busy general accountancy practice and trust and corporate service provider. The successful candidate will join one of the accountancy teams where he/she will report directly to a Manager or to a more senior trainee/administrator

Key Responsibilities:
The duties of a Trainee Accountant would typically involve (but are not restricted to) Accountancy, Taxation, Audit, Trust & Company Administration, and various other ad-hoc responsibilities as required

Skills & Experience:
Ambitious and determined to study hard to complete the challenging ACCA professional qualification whilst managing full time employment
A graduate with a 2.1 degree or higher or those with high academic success at A Level
An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills
Prepared to take on responsibility and ownership of tasks
Attentive to detail

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours; Salary increasing in increments with each exam pass; Company benefits package

Job Purpose:
Experienced Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant required to assist in preparing UK and Isle of Man management accounts, VAT returns and financial statements whilst assisting with general accounting duties. 

Key Responsibilities:
Reconciliation of payments to various banks
Process purchase invoices for all companies
Weekly imports and reconciliations of data
Assist with preparation of monthly management for a number of specified companies
Assist with the preparation of VAT and tax returns for review by manager

Skills & Experience:
Proven experience within a bookkeeping or accounts assistant role
Study towards a bookkeeping or accounting qualification would be beneficial
Able to undertake own research to deal with problems that arise
Able to work on own initiative to achieve results

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. Salary in line with skills, qualifications and experience. 

Job Purpose:
Experienced Auditor required to join a Douglas based accountancy practice in a permanent capacity. The successful candidate will executive delegated work to a high professional standard, enhancing productivity and efficiency to ensure client satisfaction. 

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure that  work is completed to a high professional standard, a standard greater than which the client expects
To complete the work effectively and efficiently within the budget agreed in advance with the manager concerned and to assist in planning assignments as required
Delegate work to junior members of staff wherever appropriate and supervise and review their work
Ensure the appropriate audit and accounts preparation documentation is completed to a high standard
Develop an understanding of the client's affairs and an appreciation of the economic and commercial climate in which they operate
Provide feedback to managers of all client developments/opportunities 
Adhere to the firm's and Institute’s or Association’s professional standards and to be aware of developments or pronouncements from the Financial Reporting Council, ICAEW or similar regulatory and professional bodies

Skills & Experience:
Qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA)
Proven auditing experience 
Ability to work under pressure & to tight deadlines
Experience managing junior members of staff

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. Salary in line with experience
 

Job Purpose:
A large Trust & Corporate Service Provider based in central Douglas are seeking an experienced Client Accountant on a permanent basis. The successful applicant will undertake the preparation of trust and company accounts and bookkeeping for clients, and to assist with the day to day running of the Client Accounts team.

Key Responsibilities:
Accurate preparation of trust and company accounts
Bookkeeping for trust and company clients
Co-ordination and management of day to day workflow, tasks and matters arising
Manage and supervise team to required standards

Skills & Experience:
Qualified ACA or ACCA
Recent experience in a similar TCSP role is essential
Trust and company accounts preparation experience 
Current technical accountancy knowledge

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours - salary in line with experience
 

Job Purpose:
Experienced advisory manager to join a leading accountancy practice on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will have familiarity with regulation across different financial sectors including banking, trust & CSP life insurance and asset management.

Key Responsibilities:
Understand clients’ needs, scope engagements, assist in the engagement budgeting process
Advise clients, adding value and sharing insights
Brand compliant report writing
Assist the Senior Manager withideas to progress business development opportunities
Support the advisory leadership team to achieve department operational objectives
Encourage personal continuous improvement among the team

Skills & Experience:
Possess an appropriate professional qualification such as ACA, ACCA, ICA
Holds a wealth of professional experience in a regulated offshore environment,
An understanding of the policies and procedures required to be in place within regulated entities.
Knowledge of the online gaming regulation would be an advantage
Experience of having written/advised upon policies and procedure manuals.
Ability to advise at Board level on strategic and policy matters (eg Risk Frameworks, Corporate Governance Frameworks etc)

Hours & Benefits:
Full time core business hours. Salary in line with experience, comprehensive benefits package including car parking.

Job Purpose:
Qualified Accountant required to take full responsibility for establishing audit strategy and effectively planning audit projects.

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 listen to determine client needs and clearly communicate to the Audit Manager
Operate on a daily basis in line with the ISO 9001 quality management system
Communicate the firm’s policies and technical information to accounting and audit personnel 

Skills & Experience:
Preferably ACA Qualified although ACCA qualified will be considered 
Proven experience within an audit environment
Relationship management & interpersonal skills

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. Salary in line with skills and experience
 

Job Purpose:
Part Qualified Accountant required to monitor and manage the work flow of audit assistants ensuring they meet deadlines and budget restraints. The successful applicant will also review assistants work prior to supervisor review.

Key Responsibilities:
Understand the audit approach, assisting in the planning of an ISA compliant audit
Understand and explain areas of the audit approach to assistants
Communicate and summarise identified risks to management in a timely manner
Understand the requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system and maintain a good working knowledge
Demonstrate thorough knowledge and application of accounting standards (IFRS/UK GAAP)

Skills & Experience:
Part qualified accountant (Preferably ACA Qualified although ACCA qualified will be considered)
Proven experience within an audit environment
Excellent presentation skills
Professional and positive approach

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours – Salary in line with skills and experience.
 

Job Purpose:
Management Accountant required to prepare and submit UK management accounts, VAT returns, and financial statements for both IOM/UK companies.

Key Responsibilities:
Work within the management accountancy team preparing monthly management accounts, and ad hoc reports as necessary
Timely preparation of VAT and Tax returns
Reconciliation of payments to various banks
Process purchase invoices for all companies
Assist with setting up Audit files where required

Skills & Experience:
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA) or studying towards relevant qualification
Proven experience within a management accounting role
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
Must be able to work on own initiative

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours – Salary in line with experience

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