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Chief Accounting Officer


Approx. $250-275k USD with minimal tax! 

A unique life change and career opportunity awaits a suitably qualified Executive in beautiful Bermuda! 

Bermuda is one of the world’s premier financial centers and one of the world's most desirable offshore locations in which to live and work. Located within a 2.5 hour flight of Toronto, the combination of a warm weather Island living environment, sophisticated career opportunities and low taxation, make the Island a uniquely attractive destination for those seeking a rewarding, once in a life time experience and change of pace!


Our client is one of Bermuda’s largest financial services organizations. With a strong history behind them and ambitious growth plans set for the future they are uniquely positioned to provide a full range of investment, banking and wealth management services to their customer base within Bermuda and internationally.

On their behalf, we are searching for a qualified individual to join them in Bermuda as Chief Accounting Officer.  The post holder will report to the group CEO and assume overall responsibility for the Finance, Accounting and Treasury departments across the group of companies.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Finance, Accounting and Treasury departments
  • Assume overall responsibility for fiscal operating results in accordance with GAAP
  • Assume overall responsibility for regulatory reporting to appropriate regulatory bodies
  • Responsible for regulatory capital and liquidity modelling under Basel III.
  • Manage all external audits.
  • Direct and control the budgeting process ensuring alignment to the business strategy and devising strategies to maximize profits.
  • Oversee General Ledger functions of the Group and delivering complete, accurate & timely financial statements.
  • Analyze the impact of new accounting and tax pronouncements, ensuring proper implementation thereof.
  • As a member of the senior leadership team collaborate and contribute to the development and execution of the strategies improving the financial performance of the Group.
Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject (business, accounting, law).
  • CPA, CA or equivalent designation
  • 10 years of progressive financial experience obtained at a bank or financial services company which should include a minimum of 5 years at an Executive level
  • Experience in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS, particularly in relation to the requirements for banks and investment management entities.
  • Demonstrable experience with Basel III and bank regulatory requirements following established standards for capital adequacy, liquidity, risk profiling, etc.
  • Experience with managing asset & liability and treasury systems.
  • Experience with managing a bank’s data warehouse would be an asset.
  • Previous supervisory skills or experience, with the demonstrable ability to train and develop other staff.
  • Knowledge of banking, investment and treasury products, accounting for financial instruments and the associated accounting pronouncements.
  • Experience with matrixed organization with straight and dotted line relationships.

An Executive level, nearly tax-free compensation and benefits package will be offered. Relocation cost assistance, health insurance program and relevant work permit will also be offered by the Employer.

Join the hundreds of Canadians and International expats who are enjoying amazing career opportunities, warm weather lifestyles and minimally taxed $US compensation in this Island paradise, located within a short flight of home.  Due to the relocation involved, preferred candidates will be mobile and adaptable, with lifestyle interests that can be enjoyed in Bermuda, the “Jewel above the Caribbean!”

Last update: February 1, 2018

To Apply:

Please contact or send resume to Jason Squires 


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