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  • Posted: Nov 19, 2020
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    Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Senior Fund Accountant

    What will you do?

    Under limited supervision, responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements in a branch or division of an organisation.  Reports financial results on a monthly basis to management to enable appraisal of the branch, department or division's actual performance against target.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • Drafting of Financial statements and audit files.
    • Assisting with audits and peer reviews of audit files.
    • Trustee reporting and review of admin information
    • Responsible for ensuring timeous bank and triangle reconciliations  and quality thereof
    • Assisting with all GL, bank recon and triangle queries
    • Review - bank declaration, key GL reconciliations, unit reconciliations
    • Management and review of reserve accounts ET approvals
    • PAYE payments and submissions, payments of IT88’s
    • Gathering of internal audit documents and actuary information
    • Updating of daily reconciliation process & review of month-end file
    • People Management - Mentoring & coaching of Fund Accountants.
    • Compilation of event runs imports and manual trades.
    • Reporting – submission of Exco report information
    • Compilation and peer review of OLAP reports

    Qualification and Experience

    • Financial degree or diploma or 5 years  relevant experience
    • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the Employee Benefits industry
    • Experience in drafting financial statements or conducting audits preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
    • Sound knowledge of financial statements and IFRS requirements
    • Knowledge of Caseware preferred 
    • Knowledge of legislation applicable to the retirement fund industry
    • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their articles

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Information Processing
    • Financial Queries and Recommendations
    • Financial Reporting
    • People Management

    Personal Attributes

    • Decision quality - Contributing through others
    • Financial acumen - Contributing through others
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing through others
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing through others

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

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