Financial Accountant-Santam

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Financial Accountant

JG 09

Santam Structured Insurance, Specialist Business is looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Financial Accountant to be based in their Sandton office.


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.


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 Financial Services Board, 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 email and telephonic messages
Ensure that accurate record is kept of all new matters received in the department Specific deliverables:
Financial reporting
Regulatory reporting and compliance
Cash management
Managing own area of control

BCom - Accounting or comparable qualification
Experience in an insurance environment recommended

Ability to function independently and under pressure
Deadline driven
High attention to detail
Computer literacy skills
Data processing skills
Numerical skills
Conflict resolution
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
Effective Time management skills.
Process thinking
Knowledge of personal computer as well as certain software programs.
Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
Basic knowledge of Companies Act and tax legislation.

Deciding & Initiating action
Working with and leading people
Relating & Networking
Persuading & Influencing
Presenting & Communicating Information
Learning & Researching
Delivering results & Meeting Customer Expectations
Coping with Pressures & Setback
Achieving Personal Work Goals & Objectives
Logical and analytical thinking
Writing and reporting
Flexibility and adaptability to change
Desired Skills

Attention to detail
Deadline driven
Time management
Desired Work Experience

2 to 5 years Financial / Project Accounting
1 to 2 years Investments, Insurance & Assurance
Desired Qualification Accreditation


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