Junior Fund Accountant - Bellville

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1. MAIN ACTIVITIES:
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.

2. QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

5. TECHNOLOGY:
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).
Contactable references.

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