Trainee Accountant | Insurance

Dublin City Centre, Ireland
19 Mar 2019
03 Apr 2019
Our client is a life insurance company based in Ireland which engages in the cross border distribution of insurance products to several European markets. They specialize in the provision of tailored insurance solutions to suit customers with complex investment needs, and they are committed to building strong customer relationships and provide world class service throughout the lifetime of our relationships.

Their distribution channels are varied and include Tied Agents, independent Intermediaries and international Private Banking channels. The key objective is to offer superior investment products to the international investor.

Our client is now seeking to recruit a Trainee Accountant. The successful candidates are required to balance work and study to ensure continuous progress is made in both areas. The client supports ACCA study and exams.

Key responsibilities include:

Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, the appointee's responsibilities will include:

  • Accurately complete daily internal fund pricing, outgoing payments, fiscal reporting across European jurisdictions and other duties as and when required by the Financial Reporting manager
  • Build strong relationships with business partners and service teams to close client queries within agreed service standards
  • Develop a working knowledge and understanding of the international life assurance business and finance processes
  • Ensure daily, weekly and monthly deadlines are met
  • Timely and accurate reconciliation of key control accounts and custody holdings in order to meet team/group deadlines.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    Essential skills and experience for this role are:

  • 1 -2 years' experience in Financial Services
  • ACCA registered/member
  • Preferably has passed some ACCA exams already
  • Third level degree, preferably in business or a related discipline
  • High levels of motivation, with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work within tight deadlines
  • High level of numeracy
  • Have excellent organisation skills and attention to detail - accuracy and efficiency are essential in this role
  • Computer literacy with good working knowledge of the MS office suite, particularly excel
  • The ability to work in a professional environment

    The following knowledge and experience skills are an advantage:

  • Previous experience in an international life assurance company.
  • A good working knowledge of Oracle, a life administration or banking systems

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