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Manager - IFRS

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Manager - IFRS.  

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Supports the Financial Controller by driving the implementation of IFRS 17 within finance and throughout the company.
  • Supports the Financial Controller by working with finance project manager to deliver critical finance projects within stipulated deadlines.
  • Works with the group leaders/Chief Financial Officer to coach Finance operational staff on internal controls, processes and reporting procedures related to IFRS 17.
  • Works with the group leaders to leverage technology to improve efficiency.
  • Assists with the development of project plans, User Acceptance Testing (UAT) business cases and participates in system infrastructure/setup design.
  • Assists with the design of IFRS chart of accounts in Sage and new processes to transition to IFRS 17.
  • Complies with the policies, standards and regulations of the Barbados Government, the Financial Services Commission, the Barbados Stock Exchange and other regulatory authorities for all reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Implements and maintains a system of internal controls which ensures high quality financial reporting in line with IFRS 17.
  • Stays up to date with any changes in the regulatory environment and IFRS and provides recommendations to Executive Leadership and the Board.
  • Implements and monitors staff performance measures and developmental initiatives.
  • Supports the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Leadership team in any other areas assigned, which are of strategic or tactical importance to the company.
  • Assists with the preparation of audit schedules and provides supporting documentation as required.
  • Reviews journal entries and provides necessary assistance to employees in accounting practices and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and necessary for the advancement of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • A recognized Degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline.
  • Completion of a professional accounting designation (CGA, CPA, ACCA or similar designation).
  • Minimum of seven years working in an accounting and/or finance environment at supervisory level.
  • Experience in project management.
  • 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.
  • A post-graduate degree would be an asset.
  • Formal project management training from an accredited institution would be an asset.
  • Broad knowledge of general accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Detailed knowledge of IFRS 17.
  • Working knowledge of SAGE, IFRS and general accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Excellent supervisory skills and leads by example.
  • Keeps financial information and corporate plans confidential to protect the company’s interests.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of key end to end processes in insurance.
  • Must possess the highest level of professionalism, integrity, sound morals and ethics, with the ability to develop trusting and effective working relationships with colleagues across the organization.
  • Results oriented with the ability to manage competing priorities, prioritize work and perform multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning, time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills – MS Office etc.


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

Deadline Date for Applications

June 4, 2021.

E-mail your application:
Human Resource Department -