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Senior Fund Accountant - Employee benefits

Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Key responsibilities

· Financial control - Monthly Accounting

Preparation of monthly accounts within 5 weeks after month end

Review and sign-off of monthly accounts within 6 weeks after month end

Preparation and review of the quarterly C48 Reports

· Financial control - Accounts Processing

Process journal entries to General Ledger

Review monthly bank reconciliations

Checking and releasing payments

· Fund audits and fund accounting

Planning and managing project deliverables

Training of Fund Accountants

Management of Fund Accountants

Review and preparation of working papers

Review and preparation of Annual Financial Statements

Regulation 28 reviews and preparations for Annual Financial Statements

Ensuring submission of AFS within 6 months of year end

Responding to the FSCA queries

Internal post-audit review with fund accountants

Implementation and streamlining of processes

Weekly/fortnightly meetings to be held with admin managers to prioritise operational tasks and for development and implementation of controls Reviewing and sign-off

Query resolution

· Troubleshooting and development

Analyse reports from Everest and develop these reports further according to the needs which may arise from Annual Financial Year Audits, trustee requirements, benefits requirements

· General communication

Query logging and escalation

Internal feedback

External feedback

· General and collation of reports

Generate system reports

· Activity management

Skills and experience required

· Matric with Mathematics, minimum C symbol for Maths

· Completed Degree or Diploma in Finance

· Minimum of 5 years working experience in similar environment

· Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel Advanced, PowerPoint, Outlook)

· Sound understanding of systems and experience with working with developers &

Programmers will be an advantage.

Personal attributes

· Ability to work independently

· Initiative and attention to detail

· Time management skills

· Professional at all levels

· Friendly and helpful

· Proactive

· Excellent organisational skills

· Ability to liaise at all levels, both verbally and in writing

· Ability to investigate, analyse, reconcile and solve problems

· Ability to cope well under pressure

· Proactive and deadline driven

NB: Thank you for your interest. Should you not have heard from us with one week, please consider your application being unsuccessful.

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