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Financial Analyst – 11 month contract – Insurance

o Financial Services

s 65,000

q Dublin City Centre

p Contract

r 2171

My client, one of the largest reinsurance companies globally, is hiring for a Financial Analyst to join their team based in Dublin City Centre. The role is for a minimum 11 month contract and the ideal candidate will be coming from an insurance/reinsurance or capital markets background.



  • Prepare and analyse technical results as well as providing insight to internal and intergroup Stakeholders
  • Produce reports to a high standard as follows; Board and Audit Committee reports, Analytical reporting for Group Stakeholders, Quarterly management reporting and Claims reporting
  • Ownership of a portfolio of treaties and responsible for all aspects of treaty management and the performance assessment of same
  • Coordinate with business partners to produce reliable & high quality forecasts for presentation to
  • Management, as follows; Liaise with underwriters and Corporate Actuaries in the preparation of forecast results
  • Prepare analytical review and commentary for Group/management
  • Complete technical analysis of new deals and new accounting standards and apply requirements effectively
  • Cash management and liquidity planning for portfolio
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors as required
  • Review treaty executive summary and policy wording for each treaty in order to gain a full understanding of the contract
  • Record client statements of accounts in SAP accounting system and document all journal entries in the accounting file and maintain a high-quality, auditable technical accounting file for each contract.
  • Participate in quarterly review of all contracts within assigned portfolio and highlight potential issues to management prior to sign off
  • Review and maintain up-to-date process documentation and procedures
  • Provide financial information to assist other departments as required


  • A qualified Accountant with at least 3 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, preferably within the Insurance or Capital Markets industries
  • Experience of closing accounts and producing financial statements is essential
  • Knowledge of computerised accounting packages (SAP) and multicurrency accounting
  • Experience of working with IFRS an advantage
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate key messages at various levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task
  • Good verbal and written communication skills – ability to present solutions in a clear & concise manner
  • Good time management skills – proven track record in meeting deadlines
  • Accurate and detail oriented
  • Good report writing skills
  • Excellent Excel skills with a comprehensive knowledge of MS Office

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