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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 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:
An established Financial Services Group, based in central Douglas, are seeking a Full Stack Developer on a permanent basis. They are currently developing a cloud-based Digital Banking & Investment platform and this will be an opportunity to work on the development of a brand new, state of the art system

Key Responsibilities:
Design, development and test both applications and core service API's around the current investment business and the new banking platform
Collaborative architectural design and analysis of solutions
Management and maintenance of current company software systems
Unit testing design and development, code review/sign off, automation testing tools and customer journey improvement

Skills & Experience:
PHP, JavaScript, HTML5, JQuery, CSS, Bootstrap
MVC Frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony
Angular, Vue, React or similar frameworks
SQL and NoSQL databases
Agile and Dynamic Development environments
Automated and Unit Testing (such as PHPUnit, Selenium, Cypress or similar)

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours (37.5 hours p/w); Salary commensurate with relevant skills and experience

Job Purpose:
HR Generalist required to join a growing team within international corporate service provider on a 6 month contract basis.

Key Responsibilities:
Work with managers to define their recruitment requirements, work to attract and source candidates from a variety of different methods
Process monthly payroll and compensation changes
Maintain and coordinate the flexible benefits package
Provide advice and guidance to all staff on HR matters

Skills & Experience:
Hold a relevant qualification within HR
Strong Communications Skills
Demonstrable experience and knowledge gained from a similar role

Hours & Benefits:
Full time core business hours, Competitive Salary. 6 month contract

Job Purpose:  
Client Service Manager required to join an established International Fiduciary Services Group on a permanent basis

Key Responsibilities: 
Managing an active portfolio of private client entities
Experienced in developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
Used to fulfilling administration and statutory responsibilities for an active portfolio

Skills & Experience:
Proven experience within Trust & Company Administration, ideally at a Senior Administration level 
Potentially applicants will be professionally qualified or be interested in completing their studies, but extensive industry experience will also be considered
Previous blockchain experience would be advantageous
Excellent client relationship management skills and used to both working as part of a team and liaising with key internal stakeholders
Strong administration background and regulatory understanding with a tax awareness 

Hours & Benefits: 
Full time hours. Highly competitive salary plus benefits, depending upon experience and qualifications

Job Purpose:
Experienced Relationship Manager required to join the corporate and business banking team of an international bank. Joining an expanding team on a permanent basis, the role holder will manage a portfolio of corporate clients and seek new business opportunities through cross sales.

Key Responsibilities:
Proactively manage a portfolio of allocated client relationships, developing and maintaining strong relationships with customers
Enhance profitability by identifying and sourcing new business opportunities, leveraging new and existing relationships for proactive cross selling of the Bank’s products and services
Identify and manage business risks by maintaining awareness of and ensuring compliance with AML regulations and applicable legislation
Maintain up to date data within the CRM system including pipeline and contacts
Skills & Experience:
Proven RM experience within corporate and business banking is essential
Recent exposure to complex trust and company structures, and high risk clients
Strong understanding of offshore financial environments and experience in offshore product sales
Solid understanding of KYC & AML requirements and relevant banking legislation

Hours & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience and skills, attractive benefits package. Core business hours (35 hours per week). Douglas based employer.

Job Purpose:  
A leading global life assurance organisation is currently seeking an Investment Marketing Analyst to join their Specialist Investment Marketing Team. The successful candidate will assist the team in continuing to develop & review the group’s investment ranges, including distribution of group fund performance and the creation of insightful marketing material. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Analysis and review of the internal fund ranges
Designing and maintaining MI in relation to the fund ranges
Monitoring corporate actions and their impact on our guided fund ranges; assisting in the preparation of suitable client and adviser communications, both physical and web based
Preparation and update of fund related literature 

Skills & Experience:
Demonstrable experience in financial services in an investment-related capacity
Have a high level of attention to detail with the ability to critically analyse large amounts of data succinctly for consideration by senior management
Highly skilled at using Microsoft Excel to analyse large amounts of data, including the use of pivot tables, macros and formulae to automate solutions
Highly skilled at producing engaging presentations with Powerpoint and/or other tools

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

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:
Business Analyst required to join an expanding Financial Group on a permanent basis. This is a key role in the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of the business in terms of business functions and processes

Key Responsibilities:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity
Discover and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate
Support programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals
Define, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project

Skills & Experience:
Experience in a similar Business Analyst role within financial services.
Excellent problem solving skills
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
Testing/Analytical skills - Thinking Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a business-related objective. Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer. Systematic and logical
Ability to demonstrate AGILE strategy
Basic SQL Skills
Experience of formal system analysis and design methodologies
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to achieve tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
Business Analysis or Testing Qualifications, e.g. ISEB or IIBA

Hours & Benefits:
Market competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, structured working pattern, Douglas based

Job Purpose:  
Lead tester required on a 1 year contract basis for a project within a life assurance organisation to plan and deliver testing services for both projects and BAU.

Key Responsibilities:
Takes test lead role for project/BAU deliveries, planning test activities, setting clear expectations & allocating work to the assigned testers and monitoring progress
Acts as quality advocate for projects / BAU work, helping to ensure that adequate time is allowed for testing and an acceptable level of coverage is achieved
Undertakes design, management, execution and reporting of tests, using appropriate testing tools and techniques and conforming to agreed process standards and industry specific regulations
Performs static testing of project documentation to improve quality of requirements and design
Provides test estimates (both ROM and firm) to help ensure work is sized accurately and planning is on the correct basis
Provides regular progress reports (verbal and/or written as needed) to QA Manager / PM / senior managers
Pro-actively identifies and escalate issues that impact testing, provides suggestions for mitigation / course of action & takes ownership of relevant mitigating actions

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience in a similar software testing role, leading testing & managing resources
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint).
Analytical Thinking: Acquiring a proper understanding of a problem or situation by breaking it down systematically into its component parts.
ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing would be an advantage

Hours & Benefits: 
Full Time working hours
Competitive daily rate 

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