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We have a number of exclusive opportunities for a range of talented Senior Administrators with a background in Life Assurance, to join our client’s growing Investment Operations Department.  You’ll be focussed on service excellence and quality output, in a range of technical areas including maintenance, settlements, dealing and claims. 

What we are looking for:
Passion for delivering customer & stakeholder-centric solutions
Ability to operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and able to work accurately under pressure 
Proactive attitude, logical problem solving skills and can do approach
Strong attention to detail and enjoys delivering quality outcomes
Demonstrates enthusiasm and a positive approach to their working performance
Articulate and possessing excellent communication skills
Strong team player who is able to work with limited supervision and inspire others

The rewards:
Competitive salary & benefits
Great environment, support & training
Collaborative, responsible culture & progressive business approach
Onward personal & career development

If you have previous experience working within Life Assurance and are keen to explore opportunities with a leading global business with a progressive outlook & collaborative culture, we would be keen to hear from you.  This business is passionate about offering staff onward development and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

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:
Audit Assurance Manager required to join a fiduciary services provider on a permanent basis, the role holder will provide day to day management of audit assignment delivery, including coordination of internal resources and external resourcing relationships and preparation of audit reports, amongst other tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
Work with auditees to establish practical solutions which address audit action points, and monitor the implementation
Support the head of internal audit with preparing reports for management and board committees
Assist with development of internal audit including strategy, policies and procedures

Skills & Experience:
Holds a relevant qualification in accountancy or internal audit, and significant post qualification experience within a management role
Strong financial controls background, gained from working in internal or external audit, including very good knowledge of sampling, auditing standards and concepts, and risk based auditing
Experience of working in a complex multi-national environment including regulated businesses of different sizes and stages of maturity
Experience of leading teams, including strong staff management and coaching skills
Knowledge of IFRS and Solvency II as applicable to life assurance
Experience in common data analytics tools and accounting software (I.e. Sun Accounts)

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

Job Purpose:
A Finance Administrator/Assistant is required to join a Douglas based private family office on a part time (20 hours per week), Permanent basis. The role holder will support managers and portfolio companies.

Key Responsibilities:
Assist the boards of portfolio companies with administrative matters
Organise and co-ordinate meeting arrangements, such as conference arrangements, agenda and other admin tasks
Arrange payments as/when required
Liaising with accountants and third-party providers regarding financial and other company matters
Assisting in month-end process
Taking notes and writing minutes during meetings
Answering incoming calls and responding to email queries

Skills & Experience:
Previous bookkeeping experience is essential
Must have invoicing experience and solid understanding of profit and loss statements
Ideally holds a bookkeeping qualification, although not essential
Proven experience within a similar role.

Hours & Benefits:
Part time position (20 hours), Competitive salary.

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:
Investment Operations Manager required to support the transformation and future growth of an international life assurance provider on a limited term 2 year contract. The successful candidate will lead, manage and develop the Dealing, Settlement and Governance teams ensuring high quality, professional services are provided to all external and internal clients.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee the operational functions of the area to ensure that the agreed performance, productivity and efficiency targets are consistently achieved
Maintain a focus on continual improvement in respect of customer service, quality and delivery, along with process excellence, ensuring that costs remain appropriate
Lead and develop direct reports, championing talent management and transparency; embedding a culture of customer first, continuous improvement and professionalism
Build relevant smart goals with your team and identify potential issues early, ensuring the right support is in place
Manage and oversee the processing of customer service communications, in an accurate and timely manner

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience within a similar Financial Services role is essential, with full understanding of regulatory, professional and legal requirements
Life assurance experience with a full understanding of the industry
Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a Management Team, as well with internal stakeholders
Able to provide strategic input arising from trends and discussion groups, including recommendations for subsequent action plans
5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grade A* - C (or equivalent)

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. 2 year fixed term contract. Salary in line with skills & experience

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:
Website Assistant required to join an expanding team at Global Life Assurance organisation. The role holder will be responsible for maintaining and publishing all content for a variety of internal and external websites.

Key Responsibilities:
Produce regular reports on website usage & performance
Build maintain and publish content
Assist in the production of online banner advertising

Skills & Experience:
Previous work experience using HTML5 & CSS3, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
Proven track record of maintaining and developing corporate websites
Strong Organisational Skills

Hours & Benefits:
Full time core business hours, competitive salary and 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
 

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