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Accountant

POSITION

Accountant

Major areas of Responsibility

  • Responsible for the preparation, analysis and submission of annual, quarterly or as needed insurance reports, general ledger reporting, statutory filings, balancing and any other relevant financial reports.
  • Complies with the policies, standards and regulations of the Barbados Government, the Financial Services Commission and the Barbados Stock Exchange for all reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Supports reporting to the company’s leadership, Board and Group on a monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc basis.
  • Calculates variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Supports timely and complete financial statements and other reporting as required for review by the Senior Manager – Financial Reporting & Planning.
  • Leverages technology to improve financial operations.
  • Performing financial analysis in all departmental related areas, including investment opportunities, or any other insurance related initiative.
  • Supports the preparation of the corporate annual report for review by the CFO and Senior Manager – Financial Reporting & Planning developing and sourcing relevant content from all contributors and managing the production process from start to publication.
  • Manages the documented system of accounting policies and procedures according to established standards.
  • Implements and monitors staff performance measures and developmental initiatives.
  • Assists in the establishment of KPIs and reporting on related performance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and necessary for the advancement of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited.

 

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (CGA, ACCA, or similar designation).
  • A minimum of four (4) years working in an accounting and/or finance environment at the level of Supervisor or above, with a key responsibility for producing financial statements.
  • Possesses in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of general accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of IFRS.
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – able to perform complex calculations in Excel and produce high quality documents and presentations for external stakeholders.
  • Is able to analyse and report on financial data to support strategic decision-making.
  • Is able to use [or learn to use] different financial software platforms to input and extract useful financial data.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills and is able to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and displays a professional, yet pleasant manner when interacting with customers, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Keeps financial information and corporate plans confidential to protect the company’s interests.
  • Organized with excellent presentation & communication skills.
  • Experience managing to deliverables and milestones: on time/within budget/meeting business needs.
  • Experience at a Big Four in Audit and Assurance would be an asset.
  • Experience dealing with local/regional/international regulatory bodies would be an asset.
  • Understanding of or experience in the implementation of IFRS would be an asset.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance and/or Professional Diploma in Insurance would be an asset.
  • Previous experience in an insurance environment would be an asset.

 

Compensation   

A competitive remuneration package will be offered in accordance with qualifications and experience.

 

Deadline Date for Applications

Friday, September 6, 2019