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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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?

    Key Responsibilities:  

    • Drafting of Financial statements and audit file.

    • 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 & 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 product (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

    • Knowledge of legislation applicable to the retirement fund industry

    • Previous retirement fund experience will be advantageous 

    • Certificate of Proficiency will be advantageous

    • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

    Personal Qualities

    • Responsible with a high level of accountability

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

    • Client focus

    • Professional profile

    • Excellent report writing skills

    • Effective time management skills

    • Process orientated

    • Self-motivated with a strong focus on delivery

    • Conceptual thinking skills 

    • Must be able to work under pressure, Individually or as member or a team

    • Team player

    • Innovative thinker with good problem-solving skills

    • Flexible 

    • Able to adapt to change

    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 Sanlam on to apply

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

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