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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:
IT Helpdesk Analyst required to join an international life assurance provider on a 12 month contract basis. The successful applicant will support the transformation of the future growth of the business, simplifying IT architecture by removing legacy systems and delivering new solutions, providing market leading services for colleagues, customers and advisors.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide first line support to customers via phone, email and web channels
Perform triage, resolve incidents and respond to queries on PCs, laptops, printers, mobile devices and email/business applications
Assign incidents to second line support teams when required
Contribute technical content and solutions and maintain departmental procedures in the knowledge base repositories
Adhere to agreed service levels

Skills & Experience:
Working knowledge of IT business technologies; networks, servers, Windows server and desktop operating system, PC hardware, Office applications
Previous experience working in IT
Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours. 12 month contract. Salary in line with skills & experience

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:
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:
Compliance administrator required to join an accountancy practice on a temporary basis. The role holder will assist in the administration of the firm’s customer due diligence procedures and records, amongst other tasks.

Key Responsibilities:
Analyse the quality and quantity of customer due diligence obtained by client engagement teams
Assist in the performance of risk-based reviews in areas such as economic sanctions and reviews of higher risk clients, including politically exposed persons (PEPs)
Respond to Relationship Check requests received from other firms and action relationship check requests from internal engagement teams

Skills & Experience:
Proven experience within a similar compliance role
A minimum of 5 GCSEs including mathematics & English at grade A* - C
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours; temporary contract.

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 

Job Purpose:
Experienced Client Administrator required to administer a portfolio of client companies with a very mixed portfolio of structures, consisting of investments, timeshares, trusts and property, ensuring compliance with trust deeds, articles of association, regulatory requirements, corporate governance and company law. In addition to this you will assist in the administration of the Aviation companies and support the needs of the Aviation team.

Key Responsibilities:
New business on boarding
Involvement with company incorporations, dissolutions, Annual Returns and Beneficial Ownership Register
Act as a Director or Authorised Signatory on client companies (subject to FSC approval)
Prepare and review client company board minutes and agreements
Presenting at client board meetings
Preparation of VAT applications and subsequent VAT related tasks

Skills & Experience:
Holds or working towards an industry recognised industry qualification
Experience of administering complex company structures and a broad range of portfolios
Experience of working with clients who are high net worth individuals and their private offices
Understanding of the Isle of Man?£?s corporate governance regime and UK tax matters

Hours & Benefits:
Central Douglas based employer, 35 hours per week, contract with potential of permanent appointment

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