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Financial Accountant

Ref: 76339

  • 60,000-70,000
  • 24 Jan 2022
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Permanent

Financial Accountant

About the Company

My client works closely with affiliates and partners to leverage from their local expertise and thereby facilitate the development of insurance business (Local Contracts) using underwriting capability and capacity as well as acting as the Group’s key insurer for multinational programs (International Contracts).

About the Position

The successful candidate will play a significant role within the company's Finance department and team (International Contracts) along with providing support to the Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, control and analyse assigned International Contracts (IC) business on a monthly/quarterly basis including the preparation of all required analysis and commentaries which explain the key drivers of the results for each assigned international contract
  • Actively participate in the overall process to assess all international contracts profitability, manage internal control activities and assess and implement risk mitigating actions
  • Complete participation in the onboarding process for newly assigned international contracts ensuring that all processes, data flows and NSV2 are set up correctly before the expected commencement date.
  • Involvement in the preparation of key client Profit Share and Underwriting year analysis
  • Liaise with local and consolidation finance team members for the inclusion of International Contract (IC) business in consolidated results in line with company’s reporting requirements and communicated deadlines on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Prepare and maintain a complete and transparent audit trail for all assigned international contracts
  • Liaising with various external parties (i.e. Brokers/Claims Handlers/ Fronting Insurers) for the provision of data related to company’s International Contract (IC) business
  • Understand all business, processes and Group systems for managing and controlling the various international contracts & the factors influencing their performance in order to properly review & analyse the business performance including the identification of and resolution of issues on a timely basis
  • Along with the other responsible finance team members, prepare and maintain a complete and transparent audit trail for international contracts
  • Provide support to the back-office accountant and assistant accountant(s) in completing their assigned tasks (reporting, reconciliations and back office) including the update and maintenance of all monthly control schedules
  • Assist and actively contribute to the development of company’s systems, processes and controls for International Contract (IC) business
  • Develop and manage the key relationships with the key commercial departments, based in Europe & USA, responsible for the International Contract (IC) business lines (Travel, Automotive, Home & Family and Health)
  • Ad hoc project work assigned by the Finance Manager and/or Chief Financial Officer 


  • Excellent numeric skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent knowledge of and ability to use all MS Office programmes
  • A strong ability to work on their own initiative
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Insurance/Reinsurance background and accounting experience
  • SAP reporting system knowledge and experience
  • A European language (French/Spanish) would be seen as an advantage


Remuneration Package

  • Salary of €65,000-€75,000 with competitive benefits package

For more information on this role or any other Accountancy roles contact Conal O'Connor on 01 5927858, or e-mail or click on the apply button below
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