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Job Details

Location
Melbourne
Salary
$80000 - $100000 per annum, Benefits: + Super
Job Type
Permanent
Ref
BH-160029-1
Contact
Andrew McPherson
Contact email
Email Andrew
Posted
about 2 months ago
Our client is one of Australia's leading insurance companies and an employer of choice. They provide a progressive and flexible working environment including the ability to work from home one day per week and flexible hours. They are in growth mode having grown their business both organically and through a number of high profile acquisitions and are poised for further growth.

Due to the increase in the size of their portfolio they have an outstanding opportunity for a CA/CPA qualified (or studying) accountant from a chartered background or an insurance company to join their forensic accounting team in a highly analytical and investigative role. Reporting into the head of forensic accounting and working as part of a team of 5 you will focus on:

  • Review financial information; provide input, advice and support to Underwriting and Claims staff where applications or claims have been referred for financial review or calculations in line with the groups policies, procedures and service standards.
  • Be available for and participate in discussions of general financial scenarios and / or questions from Underwriting and Claims staff.
  • Communicate with Advisers and Customer Accountants in relation to financial information for applications and claims, as appropriate.
  • Gathering factual information, i.e. searches of public databases which often reveal other entities an insured has an interest in and may be earning an income from.
  • Identify opportunities to implement new financial tools consistent with supporting the groups' Underwriting and Claims Philosophy, business practices or governance requirements.
  • Participate in the review of Underwriting and Claims Philosophy, Guidelines and Strategy, with particular emphasis on the financial approach and ensuring consistency across teams.
  • Delivery of one-on-one training to Case Managers and Underwriters on how to use the financial calculators/tools.
  • Contribute to the delivery of individual and group training, education and development
  • Ensure completion of high-quality, accurate and compliant work.
  • Identify potential opportunities to improve the way Customers and Advisers do business
  • Effectively manage internal stakeholders to ensure the business needs are met.
  • Participation in applicable group wide and Business Unit programs and initiatives.
This is a permanent role in a growing team within one of Australia's leading insurers. It would suit a career minded accountant or analyst looking for an investigative / analytical role.  

Required skills and experience:

  • CA/CPA Qualified accountant or financial analyst (would potentially consider someone still studying as well)
  • Would consider the following backgrounds: Chartered firm / Business Services background; forensic accounting background; or financial accountant/analyst currently working in the insurance sector
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills 
  • Previous exposure to life insurance, personal injury or claims would be highly desirable

If this role is of interest and your background and experience matches the required criteria please apply using the link including a copy of your resume in Word format.

Please note this role could be either Sydney or Melbourne based.