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CFAS Accountant

Employer
Crawford & Company
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Job Scope
  • Part of the CFAS division
  • Involved in the assessment of business interruption and other financial losses arising on behalf of clients
  • Negotiating and settlement of claims
  • Work within and part of the wider GTS team
  • Travel and undertake site visits and external meetings
  • Marketing and promotion of self and business both internally and externally


Functional Knowledge
  • Accountancy qualification
  • Claims experience preferred but not essential
  • Good communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to work under own direction as well as part of a team
  • Team player


General Background, Experience & Professional Qualifications
  • Accountancy qualification
  • Experience of claims / insurance would be useful
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good customer service, organisational & communication skills


Key Responsibilities
  • Work both externally and internally assessing business interruption and financial claims
  • Receiving and reviewing and analysing financial information
  • Preparing reports commenting in detail on the review and conclusion of analytical work
  • Visiting Insurers, Reinsurers, Claimants and the Insured
  • Communicating regularly with all interested parties, calculating and approving interim payments, preparing interim reports and other communication
  • Calculating and agreeing settlement of claims, and preparing final reports
  • Assisting in the development of less experienced staff members
  • Additionally developing working relationships with existing clients and helping to identify and plan approaches to new clients
  • Maintain and update files and records keeping fully up to date on any technical or legal changes which may have a bearing on a case
  • Identifying and developing business opportunities for self and team


Behaviours
  • Behave in a strongly customer focused way at all times to ensure development and maintenance of client relationships
  • Demonstrate personal integrity in a way which is consistent to the company's core values
  • Communicate effectively by sharing, listening and exchanging information and knowledge at all levels
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Demonstrate a solution and action oriented style in order to deliver against targets
  • Demonstrate a flexible and resilient operational style
  • Demonstrated behaviours must be in close alignment with Crawford stated values: RESTORE


Skills
  • Problem solving ability in order to recognise difficulties and take the appropriate steps to address the issues
  • Quality focussed to provide a high level of customer service both internally and externally
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail
  • Dispute and resolution handling skills in order to manage cases effectively and proactively
  • Competent use of technology
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team environment
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