Amicus have been engaged by a leading multinational (re)insurance organisation to assist them recruit a financial controller. This position will report into the CFO and will be an integral part of the Irish Finance Team. 

The Role:
 

  • Manage the Finance Team through the quarterly US GAAP close of the legal entity and branch records for Group reporting purposes
  • Engagement with various intragroup stakeholders to ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of all aspects of the entities’ P&L and balance sheet to build a strong understanding of the data flows and business KPI’s
  • Accountable for the accurate and timely completion of Irish GAAP audited financial statements
  • Prepare and review financial information for submission to the entities’ Board, Audit Committees, and regulators.
  • Proactively interact with the Compliance, Risk and Actuarial functions to manage, monitor, and control the Company’s capital position in line with the local and Group risk management framework
  • Work across teams to project manage and lead systems implementations, upgrades and automation initiatives focusing on the integrity of the financial data, processes efficiencies and controls
  • Liaise with the Group Finance Team and contribute to global projects on an ad hoc basis, providing suggestions for improvements in global finance operations
  • Ensure appropriate internal controls are in place and adhered to – ensuring the integrity of financial information and the safeguarding of the Company’s assets
  • Management of External Audit engagements for the Group, statutory and regulatory close process, and Internal Audit reviews and subsequent closure of any relevant recommendations
  • Maintain accounting policies & procedures and ensure financial statements and underwriting-related transactions are prepared in accordance with Irish and US GAAP accounting standards and applicable EIOPA regulatory guidelines
  • Manage daily treasury function ensuring timely settlement of the Company’s obligations and investment of cash balances
  • Monitor aged debt, write-offs and exception reports and work with Operations teams to resolve outstanding issues
  • Ensure timely completion of corporation tax, VAT, IPT & FET returns in conjunction with internal and external experts
  • Oversight of the Dublin Finance team in respect of team member welfare, training, career development, objective setting, and performance evaluation
  • Strive for efficiencies across the Finance function and add value to the business whenever possible

The Person:
 

  • ACA/ACCA or equivalent qualification with a minimum of 7 years PQE 
  • Experience in the (re)insurance industry is a must
  • Solvency II reporting experience is key with previous experience of engagement with regulatory bodies a plus
  • Strong technical knowledge of Irish GAAP and US GAAP with experience in drafting accounting memos and statutory financial statements
  • Prior experience with the SUN GL system is desirable
  • Confident communicator with experience of reporting to Boards with an ability to present complex matters in a clear, simple, and concise manner
  • Proven experience working to challenging reporting deadlines
  • A commitment to adopting technology to increase process efficiencies
  • Ability to work on own initiative with an ambitious attitude and drive continuous process and system enhancement projects
  • Strong counterparty management skills, with the ability to work within a multi-national team

How to Apply

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For an initial conversation along with a detailed brief of the above position please contact our Accountancy & Tax Recruitment Director, Ross Wynne, ross@amicus.ie, or click apply below.

 

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