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Wanted - Markel Finance apprentice

Wanted - Markel Finance apprentice

About Markel

Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world. 

The Markel Style
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

Job Summary:

Markel International's Accounting and Finance department is led by Jeremy Noble, Finance Director. The department supports the eight divisions and offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

The role of finance at Markel International is varied and we are responsible for recording financial transactions, providing financial information to the Markel Corporation, ensuring compliance of legal and regulatory reporting obligations, and providing accurate financial performance information to key decision makers.


Duties and accountabilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Liaise with internal and external clients to resolve issues. The main customers are the accounts payable department, underwriting and technical accounting divisions and our Group Treasury function based in Richmond Virginia
  • Perform bank reconciliations for the company’s various currency bank accounts.
  • Process and enter payment/receipt information onto the general ledger and cashbook.
  • Assist with the development of new processes.
  • Accurately input and scanning of information into the accounts payable system and ensuring all expenditure is approved under the company's authorisation procedures.
  • Respond to supplier and employee queries in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Interrogate and analyse expense data
  • Provide support for monthly expense close processes

The successful candidate will have:

  • Intermediate level user of Excel and Word
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to work to challenging deadlines.

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

For more information about the role and to apply, click here

Good luck!!

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