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Trainee Accountant - Investment Back Off (Hybrid)


Trainee Accountant - Investment Back Office


Zurich Life Assurance is looking for Trainee Accountant - Investment Back Office

The Investment Back Office teams are Settlements, Unit Pricing and Investment Accounts. Together we ensure that all investment activity transacted by the Company and its clients is recorded accurately on the investment and unit pricing systems within specified deadlines. We deliver a high quality service to our internal and external customers.


Role & Responsibilities


As a Trainee Accountant your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:


• Ensure all daily tasks and controls in the Investment Back Office are executed efficiently and effectively within our SOX framework.
• Processing of investment transactions and policyholder cash flows
• Daily verification and review of instrument pricing
• Daily pricing of unit linked funds and review
• Reconciliations of Investment related bank and custody accounts
• Perform Investment accounting and analysis, assist in the preparation of financial statements, CSO and Financial Regulator returns
• Liaise with local Financial, Fund Administration, Actuarial and Group reporting teams
• Ongoing update of process and procedures documentation
• Ad-hoc project work as required by business needs


Your Skills and Experience


As a Trainee Accountant your skills and qualifications will include: 


• Recent graduate with a third level qualification in a course with a strong financial or mathematical content, such as Accountancy, Finance, Business or Mathematics
• Willingness to undertake an accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
• Computer literate and competent with MS Excel
• Very good written and oral communication skills in English
• Relevant financial services experience is an advantage

Competencies and behaviours



• Be well organised and capable of working to tight daily and monthly deadlines 
• Excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills
• A confident communicator, a versatile team player and an ability to work on your own initiative
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Positive and flexible attitude to change
• Customer focused approach

Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock, Dublin. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 


Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!


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