As a leading financial centre, the economy of Channel Islands is primarily service based. That means the financial services industry is a major source of employment, with over a quarter of the workforce (19,000 jobs) employed in the sector.
Finance firms are always looking for qualified candidates with specialist skills, and there are a few roles that are in hot demand.
From our market research and other industry-related surveys, we've compiled a list of top 10 finance jobs of 2016 in the Channel Islands.
As an accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining accounting records and preparation of financial statements. Professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA, as well as excellent data analysis/problem solving and management skills are essential for this role.
This role involves analysing financial data of an organisation, as well as undertaking market analysis to advice clients on investment choices. Analysts also identifyways to alleviate risk and increase operational efficiency.
A trust administrator performs a variety of administrative activities, including managingclient portfolio, developing client relationship, liaising with advisers and intermediaries and basic accounting. A relevant professional qualification, such as ICSA or STEP, would be an advantage.
A finance controller is one who oversees the financial operations of an organisation and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. The position also involves all accounting-related activities as well as forward forecasts of financial performance of a company. It is a senior-level position. Professionals with ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualification have a competitive advantage.
From reviewing policies and maintaining regulatory compliance to providing supervision and training to internal staff, a compliance manager plays a key role within an organisation. Most organisations will also expect candidates to be able to undertake projects involving FATCA, CRS and so on.
It is mostly a clerical and administrative role that involves record keeping, conducting financial transactions and providing customer service, as and when required.
Do you boast a sound working knowledge of risk and compliance functions? Then you might be interested in a job as a Risk Manager. This is a highly sought after job and involves conducting strategic risk reviews, identifying areas of concerns and ensuring compliance with company's user manual and policies. Employers look for candidates with a professional qualification such as STEP, ACIB or ICSA in addition to experience in the financial services industry.
A Bookkeeper is responsible for keeping records of all financial transactions, producing statements and resolving financial queries from team members. Although a professional bookkeeping qualification is not always essential, strong previous experience in a similar role is looked favourably upon by employers.
Finance and Corporate Lawyer
Like any other lawyer, finance and corporate lawyers help clients resolve any legal problems, but specialise in handling corporate financial issues.
Tax accountant prepares tax returns for internal staff and company, assists with tax planning and audits and performs all tax reporting and accounting activities.
Whether you're a recent graduate looking for your first break or a mid-management professional seeking a career change, AP Personnel team can help with a variety of finance jobs in the Channel Islands. We specialise in permanent, temporary and contract recruitment in banking, accountancy, trusts, funds, compliance, bookkeeping, insurance, legal and many more.
Speak to our consultants today to discuss your needs.