IFRS 17 Technical Accountant - Johannesburg

IFRS 17 Technical Accountant – Johannesburg office
Our client is expanding its IFRS 17 team, and is offering a role for a technical accountant who has insurance accounting experience and a desire to assist a range of clients across Africa to implement and then report under IFRS 17. The candidate will report directly to the Associate Director who heads up the IFRS 17 implementation team.
Responsibilities
Develop, under the guidance of the Associate Director, a thorough understanding of IFRS 17, from an accounting perspective
• Assist clients across Africa to develop their IFRS 17 chart of accounts and the level of aggregation appropriate for the general ledger
• Become an accredited Risk Integrity TM IFRS17 software user which is software developed by Moody’s Analytics and used by our team and some of its clients
• Implement (or guide the implementation of) the client’s chart of accounts into the above software
• Assist with the validation of the journal postings produced by the Risk Integrity TM IFRS17 software for various clients
• Interact and communicate with clients and clients’ auditors when needed
• Interact with other IFRS17 specialists including IT and actuarial
• Potential to manage other Technical Accountants as the IFRS 17 team grows
Requirements
• A BCom (Accounting) degree
• Minimum of 5 years' insurance accounting experience, preferably from both a life and short-term insurance perspective
• Experience with setting up a chart of accounts and some exposure to IFRS 17 would be an advantage
• High level of technical expertise and application
• Good communication skills
• Strong work ethic and highly motivated
• Ability to learn quickly and apply new technical skills especially relating to IFRS 17
• Ability to work to a deadline, giving regular feedback on progress
• Willingness to travel to non-South African based clients from time to time

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