Insurance Finance Manager

Location Dublin City
Discipline: Finance & Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Niall Garland
Contact email: niallgarland@godfreynorth.com
Contact phone: +44 (0) 7414 624 201
Job ref: J94
Published: 9 days ago
Expiry date: 24 Feb 2023 11:59
Startdate: 25/01/2023

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Our client, one of Ireland's leading professional services firms, is currently seeking driven and self-motivated professionals with experience in the insurance sector.

The role:

Due to our client’s growth, exciting new positions have arisen for experienced individuals to join their Insurance team. These roles will include industry roles within the Insurance finance function and financial operations of their clients, as well as providing outsourced support for their global corporate compliance, monthly finance processes or more project based roles around transitions, streamlining processes and driving efficiencies through process optimisation and automation solutions.

These roles will provide the candidates with deep industry experience across a variety of clients and projects. The successful candidates will be ambitious, flexible with a passion for quality client service.

The characteristics of the target client base our client is selling to are as follows:

  • complex clients and group structures;

  • multi-jurisdictional;

  • technically demanding;

  • driving efficiency and change;

  • looking for value;

  • want a single point of contact;

  • sophisticated procurement processes; and

  • often SEC regulated.

Main responsibilities:

  • Managing compliance assignments for multi nationals including centralised statutory accounting and compliance projects;

  • supporting internal finance teams and financial operations

  • develop a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes and business objectives and use this knowledge on assignments;

  • providing practical accounting advice to clients on a variety of issues;

  • advice on accounting requirements under IFRS and Irish & UK GAAP;

  • identifying new business opportunities and working with internal contacts to convert leads and opportunities into projects;

  • ensuring quality and timely service is delivered to clients;

  • building and maintaining strong relationships with senior finance personnel;managing and coaching junior team members; and

Skills and attributes:

  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in dealing with accounting issues ideally in the Insurance industry;

  • detailed knowledge of financial reporting including practical experience of auditing or preparing financial statements

  • experience of relationship management, negotiating with and influencing senior individuals, both internally and externally;

  • experience in Multi National / Shared Services desirable;

  • committed to relationship development and able to identify opportunities to deliver the best value;

  • a genuine interest in financial reporting issues;

  • awareness of current topics in insurance and challenges facing the insurance industry;

  • good communicator, highly articulate with excellent report writing skills;

  • project experience in the insurance industry is desirable e.g IFRS17;

  • a passion for client service;

  • ability to learn quickly and keep abreast of the latest developments in financial reporting;

  • recognised accounting qualification; and

  • a strong knowledge of IFRS, Irish or UK GAAP and Irish or UK company law.