Junior Fund Accountant - Bellville
Daily processing of receipts and payments through the accounting system;
Daily reporting on outstanding payments;
Daily loading of payments into the banking system;
Updating of the contribution register upon receipts of monies from each pay point;
Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts and all relevant general ledger control accounts;
Monthly cash flow reporting;
Monthly investment reconciliations;
Assume responsibility for monthly and ad-hoc creditor payments;
Monthly updating of Fund schedules in respect of administration fees, consulting fees, reinsurance premiums, contributions; in preparation
for year-end audits;
Identifying and communicating any differences between amounts due and amounts paid/received in respect of monthly expenses/income,
and ensuring resolved monthly;
Assisting with compiling of year-end audit files for review by Manager/Head within the relevant deadlines and according to the required
deliverables of Verso and the auditors;
Quarterly reporting to the SA Reserve Bank;
Any additional tasks as assigned by the Portfolio Manager: Fund Accounting; and
Be willing and able to assist on tasks of fellow Fund Accountants whenever there is a need due to staff being on leave.
Matric with strong accounting and mathematical abilities; and
B Comm/Acc Diploma or equivalent will be an advantage.
3. SKILLS REQUIRED:
Good verbal and written communication skills in English & Afrikaans.
Understanding of accounting principles.
Articulate presentation and professionalism.
Organised and good time management skills.
Client service orientated.
Attention to detail/accuracy.
Positive attitude and open to change.
Proactive – uses initiative (Self-starter - able to self-motivate).
Must be able to work independently and under pressure.
Strong work ethic.
4. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:
Strong knowledge of accounting principles; and
A good understanding of the Employee Benefits industry will be beneficial.
Practical experience on Microsoft office (outlook, word, excel); and
A suitable accounting package (preferably Accpac) an advantage.
6. WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Previous accounting experience (employee benefits industry will be an advantage).