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Investment Accounting Manager (O910676)

Douglas, Isle of Man

Assurance & Insurance

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum plus benefits

Full time / Permanent

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Job description

Overview

Our leading Douglas-based Finance Sector Client is undergoing a time of significant growth and transformation as they integrate a recent corporate acquisition. To support these endeavours, they are seeking an Investment Accounting Manager to join the Investments Finance team.

The role is responsible for maintaining accurate accounting, financial reporting and analysis for investment assets within the life companies, including responsibility for the production of financial statements for audit and sign-off. The production of accurate and timely information is essential in order for management to manage the business and to enable them to meet regulatory and group obligations.

Role Profile

  • Monitor investment accounting activities and ensure adequate controls are in place
  • Prepare analytical review of the investment performance including comparisons and commentary to market movements
  • Develop appropriate expectations of performance to facilitate analysis
  • Work with the actuarial function to ensure the completeness and accuracy of unit linked investment assets with reference to the unit liabilities
  • Liaise with the investment pricing and operation teams
  • Manage the annual investment reporting audit delivery and compliance with regulatory and group accounting requirements
  • Develop and review procedures, controls and reporting to improve the quality of reporting, the value add from analysis and reporting and the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the teams work
  • Interrogation of finance systems including SUN, fund accounting system and policy administration systems where applicable
  • The management and development of team members
  • Assist with the relevant development of ongoing projects and existing processes with particular regard to the harmonisation of the teams into a group investment reporting/accounting function
  • Production of financial statements for Singapore internal funds (ILPs) including co-ordination with auditors and Regulator
  • Ensure investments are analysed fully for RBC Regulatory purposes for all Group insurance companies

Person Profile

  • Ideally, ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or Securities and Investments qualified or qualified by experience
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in insurance or investment accounting
  • Technical knowledge of Life Assurance accounting (IFRS) preferable
  • Good practical experience of preparing financial analysis
  • Highly numerate and analytical - able to interpret and understand results
  • Clear thinker - able to understand and unravel complex issues
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to balance competing priorities and to prioritise work
  • Able to communicate clearly at all levels (both orally and in writing)
  • Good technical skills
  • Good system skills and ability to deal with large amount of data
  • Able to operate in an open and honest manner
  • Self-starter - willing to listen and change with a positive outlook and adhere to company values



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