Accounts Controller, EMEA W&S

83668 Requisition #

Gallagher Re is looking for a dynamic and proactive individual to join our EMEA Accounting and Settlement Team to service a portfolio of Client accounts.  They will ensure that balances are collected and paid in accordance with contractual requirements or pre-defined service standards. This role is based in Ipswich.


The Role:


  • Ensure the secure, efficient and auditable handling of client’s monies
  • Maintain up to date and accurate records
  • Own the fiscal relationship for designated clients / reinsurers.  Act as the main point of contact for all matters relating to payment
  • Actively service accounts to a high standard and within deadlines. Ensure timely collection and payment of monies due to / from clients, reinsurers and third parties; reconciliation, chasing and minimisation of funding to ensure financial metrics are achieved.
  • Use MI to identify debtor related problems and escalate / negotiate / influence where necessary to resolve.
  • Review and correlate cash on a daily basis
  • Ensure compliance with Gallagher internal accounting and settlement procedures and external (FCA and SOX) regulations
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with assigned clients / reinsurers / third parties
  • Liaise with Client Service Managers and other associates as appropriate to ensure Business Unit targets met
  • Escalate issues to Client Service Manager / Operations Director / Account Executive as appropriate
  • Where required, perform accurate authorising in accordance with the Payment Authorisation Manual

Your Experience, Skills and Qualifications:


  • Educated to A level standard or relevant industry experience as a minimum according to the role
  • Relevant insurance/reinsurance industry experience
  • Experience of use and management of broking systems appropriate to own office (desirable)
  • Intermediate IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomously; and general willingness to learn and grow
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both brokers and clients
  • Good time management skills
  • Technical knowledge of reinsurance policies pertinent to your business unit
  • Eligible to work in the UK



What we offer you


We want Gallagher to be the organisation that all our people are proud to be a part of and where everyone can call themselves one of our team. Where our culture is embracing of difference, where you can be the best and, perhaps most importantly, be yourself.


We are all different in some way. If we were all the same, and all thought the same, we would be vulnerable as a group. By welcoming and encouraging diverse opinions and backgrounds within our organisation, we will have a healthier, more innovative and ultimately more profitable business.


If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to join, we’d love to hear from you. If you require flexibility for a role you are applying for, give us a call to chat through the options.



About us


Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture motivated by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.


As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses.


Our employing entity, Arthur J. Gallagher Services (UK) Limited, is proud to be accredited as a Living Wage employer with the Living Wage Foundation. Gallagher is committed to diversity of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender or gender identity, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, age and those with caring responsibilities.

Please Note:

Gallagher never extends an offer of employment or requests any personal identification information without having received an online application and conducted one or more in-person or video interviews. If you have received any communication referencing the offer of a job at Gallagher and you have not submitted an online application or been interviewed by a Gallagher employee, please do not assume that the offer is being sent from a legitimate Gallagher representative.

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