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Account Manager

Location: St. Peter Port
Company: Willis Towers Watson
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The Role
An exciting opportunity has become available for the recruitment of an individual to join our Guernsey operation as Client Support Service Provider. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work in an exciting and dynamic office. The contract is for an initial period of 6 months with the option to extend to 12 months and then possibility to convert to standard employment contract.
Principal Duties/Responsibilities
- Assist in the management of a portfolio of (re)insurance companies
- Responsible for ensuring that client companies under management comply with GFSC regulations and filing requirements
- Contribute to the on-going relationship with assigned clients and gaining an understanding of the clients' business and industry
- Under direction of Account Director contribute to the production of accurate and timely financial and management information for our clients to facilitate effective decision making
- Be part of relationship management team with owner/parent company of assigned insurance entities, insurance regulator, directors, auditors, actuaries, bankers, tax advisers etc.
Overview of Account management activities that you would be involved with :
- Work closely with underwriting team to ensure that each of our client companies' reporting and control requirements are met in full, and on a timely basis.
- Review and/or preparation of Management Accounts, and any other ad hoc reports and budgets, forecasts etc. in a format prescribed by our clients.
- Preparation and timely filing of all regulatory and statistical reporting requirements
- Preparation of client companies' year-end financial statements and liaising with external auditors.
- Monitoring and ensuring that each company complies with Guernsey Company Law.
- Liaising with tax advisors to ensure clients are in compliance with all relevant tax heads.
- Cooperate and liaise with the Head of Functions: Risk, Compliance, Actuarial and Internal Audit.
- Cash management and reconciliation in accordance with instructions provided by the Board, including liaison with the company's banks and investment managers and the production of appropriate reports.
- Liaise with client service team to coordinate client board meetings.
- Client entertainment as part of regular Board visits, as required.
- Overall responsibility for organising and attendance of client board meetings including preparation and presentation of material.
The Requirements
- Advantageous, but not essential: Hold a professional Accounting Qualification (ACA/ACCA; CAT/AAT etc.)
- Mandatory: Book keeping experience and familiarity with accounting standards
- Advantageous: Have experience of Guernsey Regulatory environment
- Advantageous: Have experience of (re)insurance accounting preparation
- Advantageous: Knowledge of captive insurance industry
Skills and Attributes
- Excellent oral/written communication skills
- Professional outlook
- Team player
- Positive attitude
- Confident
- Organised
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Ability to work to tight deadlines, producing high quality deliverables
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