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Marsh - Trainee Accountant

MMC Group

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 07/12/2017
  • HR
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This is a great opportunity to join a leading Risk and Insurance multinational firm and have the scope to learn about preparing full sets of accounts while having educational support


Main Responsibilities:
To fulfil this role, the Account Administrator will have the following responsibilities:
Non-client Responsibilities (to direct manager):
TRAINING: Identify, with Senior Account Manager, your own training requirements so as to ensure that you have adequate technical skills to carry out your own responsibilities; this includes the completion of relevant professional qualifications;
PROJECTS: Participate in any project work, as and when requested, which would include business plan preparations and applications to the Central Bank of Ireland;
TIMESHEET: Keep an accurate record of work done and record same on GCMS;
GENERAL OFFICE: Assist the general office staff in ensuring that all external phone calls are answered in a timely and business-like manner;
PRO-ACTIVE: The office encourages a proactive atmosphere and approach to all tasks and projects.  All potential prospects and opportunities should be brought to the attention of relevant Account/Senior Account Manager;
Client Responsibilities (reporting to Account Manager):   
In respect of a portfolio of clients:
ACCOUNTING: Booking and maintenance of all accounting records on GCMS and other accounting systems in use by clients;
Preparation of monthly management accounts from original books of entry through to trial balance together with draft executive summary and all relevant schedules for review by the account manager;
Preparation and production of any other financial information or schedules   requested by the client;
Preparation of budgets and forecasts, where relevant;
BANK/CASH: Bank account maintenance including ensuring completeness of statement records/advice slips and full account reconciliation;
Monitoring of time deposits and rollovers;
Monitoring of current/service accounts to ensure sufficient retention of funds to meet disbursements;
Preparation of cash flow forecasts, where relevant;
Tracking of cash lodgements and reconciliation to premium billings, debtor/creditor control account reconciliation's;
Assistance, when requested, in the premium billing and premium collection process;
Preparation and booking of general disbursement requests and banking instruction letters for account service fees. Preparation and booking of banking instructions for underwriting disbursement requests;
ANNUAL EXTERNAL AUDIT: Preparation of the annual statutory financial statements, where relevant;
Dealing with, in conjunction with the account manager, the client auditors and responding to requests for additional information i.e. backup schedules/workings etc.
Preparation and processing of bank letters, solicitors’ letters, directors confirmations, letters of engagement, and management letters;
REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: Preparation of the Central Bank of Ireland quarterly and annual returns where relevant;
Assistance in monitoring and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
COMPANY SECRETARIAL: Assistance in the preparation of Board Books for Directors Board Meetings and preparation of annual returns, where relevant;
Assistance in preparation of any other statutory filing document required for submission by the client company;
Maintenance of Company Secretarial Information Files for each client company;
TAX: Assistance in the preparation and submission of the annual corporation tax returns, including tax settlements. Assistance in the preparation and submission of VAT and PAYE/PRSI returns;
Assistance in the completion of insurance premium tax returns;      
GENERAL/HOUSEKEEPING: In conjunction with the relevant Account Manager, ensure that filing systems are appropriate, up to date and correct;
As a member of the account management team, develop excellent working relationships with other team members and clients;
Ensure that the Account Manager is kept informed of all relevant issues relating to client account;
Ensure that all issues are dealt with in a timely manner and all timetables and deadlines are adhered to.
Skills And Experience:
  • Should be part qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CPA)
  • 2 years work experience preferably in Financial Services
  • Strong IT Skills (including Excel and Word)    
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high level of client service delivery adapting to client requirements and ensuring that client satisfaction is consistently high.
  • Ability to maintain clear lines of communication with various internal and external stakeholders
  • Accuracy with good attention to detail and ability to check work of self
  • Flexible and team player – develops close and successful partnerships with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to identify areas to improve efficiency, accuracy and analysis and suggest ways of improvement

Ref: DUB0011K
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