Accountancy Jobs in Guernsey

Senior Financial Account Manager

Job Ref: LF 18964

An exciting opportunity to join this growing service team of a Guernsey-based rated catastrophe reinsurer.


Oversee the production of monthly financial reporting including review of management accounts and other management reporting. Ensure that such reporting is timely and accurate, providing an excellent level of client service.
Drive the production of the year end financial statements, including liaison with external auditors.
Assist with the development of timely and insightful reinsurance management information and key metric reporting, embedding production into ‘business as usual’ and overseeing its production thereafter.
Liaise with senior management to respond to regular and ad hoc requests regarding financial reporting and financial operations in a timely and accurate manner.
Supervise and develop a high performing team of accountants to deliver ‘right first time’ working papers, delegating and allocating tasks appropriately to staff to ensure continual development.
Provide regular on-the-job training and coaching to staff on reinsurance and accounting matters.
Management responsibility for a number of direct reports, including goal setting and conducting feedback appraisals.
Review and filing of annual insurance regulatory returns in accordance with deadlines and monitoring of correspondence with the regulator.
Preparation of Board and other Committee papers and reinsurance technical accounting papers to an excellent standard.
Review cash processes, including reviewing payments and receipts, monitoring cash, fixed deposit, letter of credit and trust account levels and bank reconciliations.
Ensure bank mandates, investment guidelines and board requirements are followed.
Performing investment portfolio analysis to report, analyse and explain investment performance. This includes controlling and reconciling investment purchases, redemptions and investment performance.
Assisting with and leading ad hoc projects, including system implementation.

Skills / Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with at least 5 years’ post-qualified experience working in a financial services environment, preferably with insurance/reinsurance companies in a market such as London or Bermuda. You will have a comprehensive understanding and technical ability of working in an IFRS financial reporting environment. Knowledge of the insurance/reinsurance industry, including accounting practices, reporting issues, product types and market & regulatory developments is important. As is high attention to detail with ability to identify and implement continual improvements in reporting. You will be a strong team leader with ability to appropriately delegate and train the team to deliver high quality working papers and ‘right first time’ reporting. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with ability to provide accurate and insightful analysis to management are a must.

How To Apply

For more information on this role and to apply, please call 711188 or