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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Santam Limited is the largest short-term insurer in South Africa, with a market share in excess of 22%, providing short-term insurance products through broker networks and direct sales channels. The company was established in 1918 and offers personal, commercial, and corporate insurance solutions. Santam is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited and has been listed ...
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    Group Accountant (x2)

    What will make you successful in this role?

    •    Preparation of timeous and accurate statutory financial statements.
    •    Preparation of timeous and accurate monthly management reports.
    •    Assistance with audit queries.
    •    Assistance with ad hoc queries from Exco and business units.
    •    Assistance with general ledger process.



    •    CA (SA)
    •    Minimum 3 years financial services experience at a senior level; experience in the insurance industry on a senior level would be highly recommended.
    •    Extensive financial accounting experience in complex technical environments, including group reporting experience.
    •    Experience in financial management reporting.



    •    Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of IFRS, including insurance accounting.
    •    Insurance Act, Companies Act
    •    Tax knowledge
    •    Computer literate (Advanced Excel)
    •    Knowledge of and experience with Hyperion Financial Management would be highly recommended. 
    •    Knowledge and understanding of all legislation (Labour Relations Act, EE Act, Skills Development Act, BBBEE, BCEA, etc.) would be advantageous.
    •    Strong numeracy and analytical skills
    •    Results orientated and deadline driven
    •    Capacity to operate in a high pressure environment
    •    Critical thinking skills and an eye for detail
    •    Problem solving
    •    Financial and business acumen
    •    Good communication skills
    •    Keen interest in IFRS developments
    •    Strong capability for research of a technical nature
    •    Ability to manage diverse stakeholders

    Personal Attributes

    Communicates effectively - Contributing through others

    Financial acumen - Contributing through others

    Decision quality - Contributing through others

    Optimises work processes - Contributing through others

    Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies

    Being resilient - Contributing through others

    Collaborates - Contributing through others

    Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others

    Customer focus - Contributing through others

    Drives results - Contributing through others

    Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

    Our commitment to transformation

    The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Santam Insurance on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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