Eames Consulting Group

Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 15, 2018
A leading global insurance business is currently looking to appoint a Financial Analyst for one of their key business lines. This position will report directly to the Head of Finance and be responsible for monitoring the global financial performance of the business. Duties as follows: - Monitoring the financial performance of the various business units and local insurers' profitability - Consolidate financial & technical statements from third party service providers - Monitoring and reconciling key control accounts with external sources - Prepare monthly management report for the Group Strategic Planning & Control - Support the production of the Quarterly Business Review - Monitor the KPI's against the business plan and budget, and assessment of the business line's targeted achievements - Identify / roll out budget parameters, assumptions and financial goals - Submit the strategic plan/forecast to Group - Prepare / monitor budget expenses - Build / maintain the Cost Allocation model - Ad-hoc analysis and preparation of supporting material for Senior Management - Perform review of finance processes and internal controls - Design / implement productivity improvements of finance procedures and reports About the successful applicant: - Degree Finance/Accountancy/Economics - 3+ years of relevant professional experience - Insurance experience either within industry or Big 4 audit - Interest in insurance / financial world - Comfortable handling figures and following procedures
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
A leading london markets insurance syndicate has recently embarked on a major systems integration programme, introducing a new actuarial platform that will transform the business. As part of the successful implementation, the firm needs to rationalise the number of finance systems that feed into this new application and require an experienced PM with familiarity of this kind of systems retirement / consolidation. Insurance experience is not required but those with a knowledge of data heavy environments and system retirement within blue chips / large enterprises would be welcome. Data warehousing knowledge would useful. The firm offers a progressive view on the insurance industry and are a household brand in the UK. This is an exciting time to join the firm as it looks to embrace innovative technology across the business.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
The firm have been in existence for about 18 months with a target first close by the end of 2018. The business was set up by a number of industry veterans and aims to invest into mid market opportunities across the UK and Europe with an impressive investor base already in place reflecting the appeal of the managing partners and their previous track record of success. As financial controller you'll play a crucial role in the set up and running of finance, operations and deal support so you need to be comfortable being hands on across a variety of areas. This will include appointment of relevant advisors/third party administrators, the selection and implementation of IT systems and establishing all reporting and accounting templates. Of course there will be a huge amount of commercial and unpredictable ad hoc work and close involvement in the fund closing and deal process once investing gets underway. We're looking to meet people with relevant accounting qualifications - ACA, CA or equivalent - who have a track record of success at FC, Fund Controller or head of Finance level in private equity (essential). You'll need to be familiar with partnership structures and reporting and ideally have had exposure to other areas like legal and IT systems (in particular implementing new software). The role would likely grow and evolve over time and may eventually become an FD/CFO position at some point in the future. Please note that we do require someone with proven experience in-house at a private equity fund given the technical nature of the position and unfortunately the Partners won't consider anyone outside of this. Salary on offer is £100-120k plus benefits and a healthy discretionary bonus.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 14, 2018
A market leading Private Equity firm is looking to appoint a commercially minded Finance Manager into a newly created role in their first class finance and middle office team. The fund is a stalwart of the private equity industry with a portfolio of well-known brand names and a successful track record of success to date. Reporting into the head of finance, this is a 'right hand' person role suited to an aspiring FD or CFO of the future looking for a more strategic and business facing role. Responsibilities will include: • Reviewing quarterly and annual fund management and statutory accounts and related information (all outsourced) • Taking the lead on managing the portfolio business valuation process • Leading the operational finance aspects of the London adviser, including overseeing the production of management information • Involvement in the strategic planning and budgeting / forecasting process • Gaining an in-depth knowledge of the financial and operating performance of portfolio businesses via review of monthly management information and interaction with the portfolio business finance teams • Acting as a key contact for accounting teams in Luxembourg, including reviews of management and statutory accounts as well as transaction support work • Overseeing the investor tax reporting process • Management of a small team of qualified accountants Your background: • Qualified accountant - preferably ACA/CA qualified or equivalent - with in-house experience in a similar role in a private equity firm • Strong experience across fund accounting, valuations and financial analysis • Able to demonstrate previous responsibility to be independent, multi-task, be flexible and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to form relationships with people at all levels across front and back office Salary on offer is £80-100k base plus benefits and exceptional bonus.
Eames Consulting Group Reigate, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Working for a global provider of software solutions to the insurance industry, you will be tasked with building out a new function to support the external consumers of these products. Their aim is to provide a completely integrated operational unit that provides end to end support of these hosted services that requires little to no IT requirements of the end client. This will be achieved by replatforming the software in the cloud, most likely within Azure so the challenge incorporates a large scale systems migration as well as the creation of this new, in-house technology group. Once established, you will be asked to ensure the migration of existing customers is managed efficiently and that the service management division is able to operate in BAU conditions. You will have a background in infrastructure operations and be familiar with large scale, complex, customer driven solution delivery. You will have experience of multiple, cloud based deployment and of running multi-disciplinary support groups. You will be a senior technology leader with several years of operating in global blue chip organisations. Please contact me for more information.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
An exciting opportunity to join a tech start up who provide an innovative and disruptive platform to the London insurance markets. Following their inception three years ago, the firm has enjoyed significant success and has made the decision to expand their product offering and replatform the technology platform. As part of this refresh, the front end needs complete modernisation with a view of enhancing the customer journey and user experience. This needs to be rolled out sympathetically and over time so to avoid negative impact on customers but the plan is to completely reinvent the visual interface. Given the infancy of the company, this successful candidate will be more than a designer but will be able to drive end to end delivery of through collaboration with inhouse technology and product groups. You will have complete ownership of the customer experience but will be prepared to be 100% hands on. The company is at an exciting point in its history and this is an opportunity to make a significant impact.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
You will be joining a major transformation programme with one of the leading names in the Lloyds insurance markets. The firm aims to completely transform its core finance systems and processes, consolidating a number of existing systems whilst integrating with a new strategic actuarial platform. You will be a experienced business analyst comfortable working with huge data sets in complex organisations. Specific experience of insurance isn't essential, just an eagerness to learn and familiarity with large corporate environments. Some technical skills will be useful, such as SQL scripting and an understanding of ETL/DWH concepts. Please contact me for more details.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Underwriting Operations Head/Manager, London, up to £75,000 + bonus + benefits I'm currently working closely with a well-regarded specialty insurer on the appointment of an experienced operations individual to lead and develop their underwriting operations function in London. The core accountabilities for this role are to: ensure compliance with regulatory requirements act as the conduit between our client's underwriting and finance functions improve established workflows and controls of underwriting, reporting, and financial analysis ensure consistent application of process and best practice approach manage delivery of all core operational processes ?It is a small team and therefore this role will be very hands on with the Operations Manager expected to liaise with various internal teams on ad hoc projects. We're looking for an individual with a broad operational background, with exposure to Delegated Underwriting Management being advantageous. If you are interested in this role please apply now.
Eames Consulting Group Crawley, UK
Aug 11, 2018
An opportunity to join a leading insurance business has arisen, working within their high performing IT group. You will be tasked with leading projects and change requests of varying size and complexity across the firm's business critical application layer. The role requires an experienced IT PM with a significant delivery track record in large blue chip organisations, ideally insurance firms or across financial services. You will have worked with both in-house tech teams and outsource providers to coordinate an effective and timely response and have the ability to motivate and mobilise teams of BAs allocated under you. The firm is an established presence in the area and have a mature technology operation in Crawley which acts as integral service centre to the London office and a critical hub to the wider European operations. Please contact me for more detail.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
A global and trusted name in financial services has an attractive new opening for a Head of Procurement for their IT services division in Central London. Role overview The IT services division entered into a new outsourcing contract earlier this year which covers the provision of their IT infrastructure and associated project services. As a result of this, a new Vendor Management Office has been created to ensure the value of the contract is maintained, whilst managing delivery quality and the overall risk profile of the service. The Vendor Management Office contains contractual, performance, commercial and financial expertise. The Head of Procurement will also be responsible for the management of all sourcing relationships within the IT services division. This will include enterprise level agreements with major software and hardware vendors and internet providers. Key Responsibilities: Manage the overall VMO team Build strategic relationships with key vendors and be involved in strategic level forums Develop/implement the vendor sourcing strategy Implement and own the Vendor Management Operating Model Oversee Vendor management cost, risk, and service management Manage overview of market analysis and benchmarking, and assessing of new opportunities Manage overview of vendor performance and service management Ensure the compliance of vendors to contractual agreements / regulatory requirements Responsible for the benefits driven from the vendor base Develop vendor engagement strategy based on vendor market dynamics, business and product needs, and technological changes Communicate strategy to the business and effectively manage the relationship with key stakeholders Establish KPIs based on contract clauses and business needs Ensure vendor management objectives are met Act as the key point of contact on all matters related to the vendor Agreeing and implementing vendor scorecards and ensure they are providing appropriate Management Information Review performance against service levels and agree upon necessary improvement plans with the vendors Conduct regular budget review meetings with CFO to monitor vendor performance Monitor internal customer satisfaction Experience & Skills required: Vendor Management experience with IT outsourcing arrangements First generation IT Outsourcing experience is strongly preferred Experience of setting up new processes and governance Current knowledge of the IT vendor landscape including services offered and pricing Professional certifications in technology outsourcing Relevant experience of successfully managing sourcing relationships with software and cloud providers A strong understanding and knowledge of IT contracts Excellent negotiation skills Strong commercial acumen Ability to operate and communicate with senior stakeholders up to Executive level Excellent financial & analytical skills Ability to lead a team with solid and dotted reporting lines About the company: This is a leading and high performing organisation. They are well known as being a great employer that promotes an inclusive and supportive culture, with an excellent team spirit. Professional development is strongly encouraged and ongoing training is provided. If you are interested in this role please apply below or contact me for more information.
Eames Consulting Group London, UK
Aug 11, 2018
A leading global real estate fund manager have just begun their search for a Finance Director for a pivotal and highly commercial role supporting their European real estate portfolio. The firm have been operating in Europe for over ten years and have recently begun fund raising for another dedicated real estate fund that will focus on a mixture of growth as well as distressed opportunities. This business facing role will work closely with the CFO as well as various front office MDs, acting as their trusted advisor in a senior and autonomous role. Heading up a small fund accounting team the position provides overall responsibility for all accounting, operational and deal support matters: *Responsible for all fund accounting and reporting for a pan European real estate portfolio. *Deal support to the investment team from acquisitions and disposals to working on refinancing arrangements. *Key point of contact between front, middle and back office stakeholders. *Oversight of investment holding structures ensuring all finance deliverables are covered. This will include building up positive and productive relationships with service providers across Europe. *Cashflow and liquidity management including ensuring appropriate FX hedging is in place and credit facilities are available for the funds *Involvement in a host of ad hoc project work. Your background is likely to include: *Qualified accountant with preferably initial training in an accounting firm in audit, tax or transaction services. *Previous real estate fund and deal support experience gained in an investment house is essential given the highly technical nature of the role. *Pan-European funds experience and good international/cross border experience. *Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to build good working relationships with colleagues at all levels. *Comfortable working in a busy and often unpredictable high volume deal environment. *High levels of gravitas, professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic.