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Martin Cowan

Executive Recruitment Consultant

Martin is a qualified Executive Recruiter, typically supporting our senior and executive-level candidates, whilst capably managing multi-sector employers with market leading recruitment service provision. 
 
  • Key skills – relationship building and management, interview preparation and confidence building, communication and honesty
  • Highly respected and recommended within the industry for his effective candidate support, communications and successful placement track record at senior level
  • Trained actor with seven years’ industry experience living and working in London – knows the importance of presenting yourself in the right way
  • Keen footballer, centre forward and top goalscorer for his local club in each of the last six seasons
'Personally, trust is everything.  Only by getting to know both clients and candidates properly can we be in a genuine position to assist, so taking the time to build these relationships is the only way we can really make a difference to someone’s search. 
 
For me, job satisfaction comes from being able to directly help someone we have built that connection with.'

 

 
 
 

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Reconciliations Administrator, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP10119
Banking, Funds & Wealth Management, Digital & Fintech
Permanent
Entry Mid Level

We have a brilliant opportunity to join a rapidly expanding Fintech firm in Douglas. They are looking for a Reconciliations Administrator. The ideal candidate would enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and should be excellent on Excel spreadsheets.

The Role...
Your core responsibilities will include:
Regular and accurate preparation of reconciliations
Liaising with other teams both internal and external to resolve queries
Review and improvement of internal processes and procedures
Other related tasks that become necessary as the reconciliations are progressed

About You...
You will need:
Experience of working with large volumes of data accurately
Experience of customer service and resolving queries effectively
Strong Excel skills
Analytically minded, with excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits, including private healthcare, dental, and pension scheme
 

Payments Product Manager, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP10102
Digital & Fintech
Permanent
Executive Appointments

We have a new opportunity to join a growing Fintech firm on a permanent basis. As Payments Product Manager, you will have a keen eye for gaps in consumer product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. From sourcing new payment processors, to compiling business cases & commercials, through to leading the integration into the product, you will be the main focal point for payment offerings across all products.

The Role...
Your core responsibilities will include:
Drive the global strategy and define the payments roadmap for our products with the goal to reduce friction, while adding features to deliver a superior customer experience
Collecting and analysing appropriate feedback from any source that contributes towards defining requirements and product features
Working closely with internal stakeholders from the Marketing team, to deliver projects which bring value to the business.
The sourcing of new payment integrations to expand existing offering, ensuring global coverage where possible

About You...
You will need:
Previous experience working in the payments industry, with a strong knowledge of all global & localised payment options
A thorough understanding, and previous experience of working with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
Previous experience in product management is a must, with a proven ability to understand and translate requirements into product features and suggestions for improvements
Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
Experience in confidently presenting and talking about products to an audience

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits, including health & dental insurance, pension, 25 Days annual leave + all bank holidays.
 

Payments Administrator, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP10089
Fiduciaries, Shipping, Aviation & Yachting
Permanent
Entry Mid Level

We have a new opportunity to join a leading independent corporate and fiduciary service provider. As a Payments Administrator, you'll assume responsibility of the payment process of the group and its clients, timely and accurately processing all outward payments to clients and external suppliers.

The Role...
Your core responsibilities will include:
Provide banking and payments expertise to colleagues and business partners
Investigate and answer payment related queries from internal teams and external banking partners
Maintain strong working relationships with banks, business partners and colleagues across the business, be able to communicate effectively on payment processes both verbally and in writing
Assume responsibility for the set up and administration of clients' bank accounts with a range of different banks and payment service providers in different currencies and jurisdictions

About You...
The role is busy, varied and would suit somebody who is quick to learn, keep calm under pressure when dealing with a high volume of transactions and can deal with the volume without compromising on accuracy
Close attention to deadlines is key in the payment process
Previous experience within a banking payments environment is essential

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits, including DIS, travel insurance scheme, private healthcare, dental care, income protection, and employer pension contributions
 

Senior Finance Analyst, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP10054
Fiduciaries
Permanent
Entry Mid Level
We have a brilliant opportunity to join a leading independent asset management firm. Under the supervision of the Financial Controller, the Senior Analyst will play an important role in the finance team of the group’s European division.

The Role...
Collaborate in the preparation of the monthly financial statements for the Europe division
Responsible for the month-end closing processes, accruals calculations and accounts analysis
Prepare various provisions and key analysis in relation with the revenues and expenses of the division
Preparation of working schedules and analysis for group reporting purposes
Prepare accounting analysis including Revenues, Expenses, Inter Company and Assets/ Liabilities
Prepare year-end records for auditors

About You...
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA)
Knowledge of the accounting software SAP is preferred but not essential
Strong Microsoft Excel (basic macros/ v-lookup/ sum-if etc.)
Working Knowledge of IFRS reporting standards
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive and unique benefits package

Sales Executive, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP10045
Customer Services & Sales
Permanent
Entry Mid Level
We have an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and talented sales people to work in our clients expanding team within the Fintech industry.

The Role
Your daily duties will be varied, but will essentially involve
Dealing with a high volume of incoming and outbound client calls

About You
Motivated and organised
Excellent communication skills
Naturally good at relationship building and retention
Customer Services and Sales experience, this would be beneficial, but is by no means essential

The Reward
Modern working environment
Flexible with hybrid working and start and finish times
Great salary, with a fantastic commission structure dependent on your skills and experience

Finance & Accounting Assistant, Permanent Job, Isle of Man

PP10041
Accountancy, Actuarial & Tax
Permanent
Entry Mid Level

We have a brilliant opportunity to join a "Big 4" accountancy practice on a permanent basis. One of the premier professional services firms on the island are looking to recruit a Finance & Accounting Assistant within their Internal Accounts Team.

The Role...

Your core responsibilities will include:

Daily maintenance of financial records

Actioning supplier invoices, including checking and coding

General bookkeeping duties

General duties relating to the firm?£?s practice management system

About You...

You will need:

Previous experience working as a Bookkeeper

An accountancy qualification (such as AAT or CAT) would be desirable but not essential

The ability to work quickly, accurately and possess excellent communication skills,

A good understanding of Microsoft Excel

The Reward...

Competitive salary

Part time/school hours would be considered for the right candidate

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) study support could be considered after passing the probationary period

Financial Crime Assurance Specialist, Permanent Job, Isle of Man

PP10030
Legal, Risk & Compliance
Permanent
Mid Senior Level

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Crime Assurance Specialist to support the MLROs and the risk teams in the delivery of the regulatory requirements. You will provide credible challenge to identify, deter and report control deficiencies across financial crime processes, functions systems and controls.

The Role...
Independently assess the design and operational effectiveness of the assurance testing framework with a mandate to enhance adherence to Financial Crime laws and regulations, standards and guidance
Manage Financial Crime Assurance reviews, perform or validate substantive testing on the controls governing the following
Financial crime policies, standards and procedures
Anti-Bribery and Corruption controls
Sanctions systems, rules setting, fuzzy logic and alerts investigations controls in conjunction with MLROs
Transaction Monitoring systems and controls, rules, thresholds in conjunction with MLROs

About You...
A relevant professional qualification, for example, an ICA Diploma in Anti Money Laundering or equivalent
Experience in a Compliance and/or AML/ Fraud/ Financial Crime capacity in a regulated financial services business
Experience of working in and managing financial crime related projects
Knowledge of the UK, IOM and JSY AML framework
Understanding of the regulatory requirements and guidelines around core Financial Crime systems

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package

Business Compliance Officer , Permanent Job, Isle of Man

PP9911
Legal, Risk & Compliance
Permanent
Mid Senior Level

We are looking for a business compliance officer to enable to execution of compliance risk management processes and activities within a specific business/functional area.

The Role...

The successful applicant will strive to influence a continual reduction in costs within the areas under control to ensure that service delivered remains cost effective and efficient, alongside:

Contributing to compliance reports
Inform business line heads, CoE heads, and other compliance heads about regulatory inspections and act as a conduit for any significant data requests
Keep abreast of any analyse regulatory and legislative developments, applicable across the business unit in order to deliver expert advice to relevant stakeholders
Maintain and align compliance policies and procedures to ensure it is appropriate for the unique regulatory requirements of a functional area
Provide advice to management, employees and relevant committees

About You...

You will have previous experience within a similar role, alongside:

Hold regulatory qualification as required by the role (i.e STRATE Compliance Officer, JSE compliance officer)
Understanding of compliance procedures and relevant laws
Ability to communicate effectively
Time management and organisation skills

The Reward...

You will be joining on a permanent basis and will receive:

Full time, core business hours
Central Douglas working location
Competitive salary

Senior Administrator , Permanent Job, Isle of Man

PP9965
Fiduciaries, Insurance & Insuretech
Permanent
Entry Mid Level
We are recruiting for a senior administrator to join the pensions team of a fiduciary services provide on a permanent basis.

The Role...

As a senior administrator you will act as a point of reference for team members, on a daily basis you will:

Handle complete segments of administrative work without supervision
Manage benefit payments
Process investments
Operate pension transfers

About You...

You should have proven experience at senior administrator level, however this does not need to be within pensions. You should have:

Excellent attention to detail
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Intermediate MS Office Skills
Effective organisation and time management skills
Ability to work in a team environment

The Reward...

The successful candidate will receive:

Competitive salary
Central Douglas working location
Permanent, full time contract

Senior Officer - Compliance Reporting, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP9927
Banking, Funds & Wealth Management
Permanent
Mid Senior Level
We have a brilliant opportunity to join an international bank based in central Douglas. The role holder will provide specialised reporting, operations and administrative support to the Compliance Function in order to contribute to the assurance that business is undertaken in a compliant manner to avoid operational losses, penalties or reputational damage to the organisation.

The Role...
Your core responsibilities will include:
Risk, Regulatory, Prudential and Compliance
Lead the engagements on behalf of the International Business with The Wolfsberg Group, as an association of thirteen global banks, which aims to develop framework and guidance for the management of financial crime risks, particularly with Know Your Customer, Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies
Communicate and distribute materials published by the Wolfsburg Group designed to provide financial institutions with an industry perspective on effective financial crime risk management

About You...
You will need:
A diploma in Risk Management would be highly advantageous
Experience in reporting, risk management, compliance enablement, operations support, compliance administration
Good knowledge of banking processes, products, data and systems

The Reward...
Competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits, including 25 days annual leave, pension contributions, private healthcare, private health insurance, and travel insurance

Senior Company & Trust Administrator, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP9897
Fiduciaries
Permanent
Mid Senior Level

We have a new opportunity to join an established provider of independent corporate and fiduciary services, on a permanent basis. As a Senior Client Administrator, you will provide trust and company administration services, including progressive client contact in a professional manner and in accordance with the strategic plan, regulatory requirements, service levels and company standards to meet client expectations.

The Role...
Your core responsibilities will include
Dealing accurately with all issues and administration related tasks for a portfolio containing some complex client structures, receiving, and handling efficiently all communications
Administering an allocated caseload of more medium and high risk clients, competently and autonomously with limited support of other team members
Managing, supervising, training, and developing junior members of staff and oversee their work. Motivate, encourage, and appraise junior members of staff in order that the overall service provided meets with the needs of both clients and the business

About You...
You will need
Strong technical TCSP knowledge
Fully or part-qualified ICSA / STEP
Strong organisation and control of workflow ability for self and team
Ability to take responsibility, good level of judgement and logical approach to problem solving

The Reward...
Highly competitive salary, company benefits package
 

Finance Assistant, Permanent, Isle of Man

PP9487
egaming & ecommerce
Permanent
Entry Mid Level

We're working with a Cryptocurrency firm who are recruiting for a part time Finance Assistant. This position would suit someone keen to work flexibly within a small team, who demonstrates initiative and maturity in managing their workload, and is excited about being a key player in a start up at the heart of an exciting new tech driven industry.

The Role...
Bookkeeping and financial information processing e.g. payment reconciliation, generation of trial balances, etc.
Customer on boarding e.g. KYC, document verification
Office management
Responsibility for basic health and safety in the office (training provided)
Miscellaneous admin tasks

About You...
Excellent digital literacy is essential. They are a paper free office.
Familiarity with and/or confidence learning a range common online accounting software (e.g. Xero, Zoho Books, etc.) in multiple currencies
Comfortable navigating, creating and amending spreadsheets, including preparing and uploading .csv files to accounting software
Isle of Man based only

The Reward...
Part time. 2 to 3 days per week. Salary commensurate with relevant skills and experience. Pension, Onchan premises, dog friendly office