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Financial Operations Manager Insurance

James Joseph Associates
80000.00 - 90000.00 GBP Annual + Circa 20% Bonus + Pension + bens
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Our client is a successful, established and expanding Lloyd s syndicate insurance firm. The opportunity has arisen for a Financial Operations Manager. Reporting into the Group Head of Finance the role requires a qualified account with team management and project delivery experience, you will ideally have an insurance or other related financial services background.

Our client requires applicants with a track record of effectively leading finance operations teams. Whilst experience in insurance or financial services is preferred, it's not a strict requirement. They seek a confident leader with extensive experience in guiding finance teams, driving process enhancements, and navigating change successfully.

THE ROLE: Finance Operations Manager Insurance

Our client is in search of a seasoned Finance Operations Manager to join an expanding team within an expanding business. This role entails supervising Banking & Payments, Credit Control, and Expense Management across Group, UK Corporate Entities, and Syndicates. Reporting to the UK Head of Finance, you'll ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness through robust processes, procedures, and controls.

As the Finance Operations Manager, your contributions are integral to the organisation's success. Your capacity to collaborate, lead, drive transformation, and adjust to evolving situations will be key to achieving objectives and meeting stakeholder needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Finance Operations Manager Insurance

  • Lead, mentor, and enhance the Finance Operations team, ensuring adherence to standardized processes and controls to drive efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee day-to-day financial operations tasks, including Banking & Payments, Credit Control, and Expense Management.
  • Continuously evaluate the effectiveness of financial controls and spearhead process enhancements when necessary.
  • Address inquiries and coordinate with non-Finance counterparts, such as underwriters and claims handlers.
  • Provide senior stakeholders with transparent insights into actual costs by Syndicate and group company.
  • Generate project reports for the finance management team's review and analysis.
  • Deliver accurate and timely aged debt reports to committees and the board.
  • Support the external audit process as needed.
  • Monitor and analyse financial data, preparing reports and offering insights and recommendations to senior management.
  • Proactively assess and manage risks, taking necessary steps to mitigate and resolve issues.
  • Lead changes to processes, schedules, and resources, ensuring alignment with business objectives and project targets.
  • Communicate the impacts of changes effectively to relevant stakeholders and other business units.

KEY SKILLS / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Finance Operations Manager Insurance

  • Demonstrable experience as a Financial Operations Manager or in a similar undertaking with a track record of effectively steering projects from inception to completion.
  • Qualification in Accounting/Finance is required.
  • Background in assembling and leading teams, emphasizing a people-centric approach, with a proven track record of fostering collaborative environments, nurturing talent, and aligning performance with business goals.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects concurrently and adept at prioritizing tasks efficiently.
  • Experience in integrating change and enhancing processes.
  • Proficient in utilizing project management tools and software.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall, along with a grasp of industry best practices.
  • Sound comprehension of budget management and financial analysis.

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