Financial Accountant

Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa What will you do?Santam Structured Insurance (Specialist Business) is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Financial Accountant to be based in their Sandton office.What Will You Do?To maintain, record and report on the financial activities, which includes the budget, financial income statement and financial controls, according to IFRS, both internally and externally.What will make you successful in this role?Duties will include, but not limited to:Client accounting.Prepare month end files, monthly reconciliations and management expense analysis per subsidiary.Prepare bi-annual IFRS accounts and annual financial statements of allocated subsidiary.Reporting to FSCA, SARS and SARB.Monitor bank accounts and prepare monthly bank reconciliations.Ensuring that all allocated bank accounts are adequately funded.Negotiate the best fixed deposit rates.Prepare fixed asset register.Ensure adherence to IFC processes.Responsibility to ensure an electronic filing system is in place and maintained.Timely responses to e-mail and telephonic messages.Ensure that accurate record is kept of all new matters received in the department.Regulatory reporting and compliance.Cash management.Managing own area of control.IFRS 17Qualification and ExperienceChartered Accountant CA (SA)Experience in an insurance environment recommended, but not essential 1-2 years post article experience either in an audit firm or in commerceKnowledge and SkillsAbility to function independently and under pressure.High attention to detail.Data processing and numerical skills.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of stake holders and maintain confidentiality.Proactive/ability to use own initiative/innovative.Teamwork.Process thinking.Knowledge of personal computer as well as certain software programs.Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).Basic knowledge of the Companies Act and tax legislation.Deciding and initiating action.Working with and leading people.Relating and networking.Persuading and influencing.Presenting and communicating information.Learning and researching.Delivering results and meeting customer expectations.Coping with pressures and setback.Achieving personal work goals and objectives.Logical and analytical thinking.Writing and reporting.Flexibility and adaptability to change.Core CompetenciesBeing resilient - Contributing independently Collaborates - Contributing independently Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently Customer focus - Contributing independently Drives results - Contributing independently Turnaround timeThe 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 transformationSantam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia.Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. Were about people. People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees.At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA