Senior Fund Accountant
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
5d ago

Who are we?

Sanlam Corporate Cluster comprises of the two existing businesses - Sanlam Employee Benefits (SEB) and Sanlam Health Management (SHM) and the soon to be established Sanlam Corporate Solutions.

These businesses enhance our corporate business offering through providing integrated solutions for corporate clients both in South Africa and across the African continent by providing tailored solutions to targeted corporates.

SEB CORE specializes in retirement fund administration to institutional retirement funds spread over a number of industries and services from large single employer run stand-alone funds to multi-employer umbrella funds.

This business unit is also responsible for ongoing client servicing ranging from board of Trustees, Employers, Intermediaries and Employees.

It is also responsible for the IT deliverables and digital strategy for Sanlam Employee Benefits.

What will you do?

Under limited supervision, responsible for moderately complex accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and the resultant managerial reports and financial statements in a branch or division of an organisation.

Reports financial results on a monthly basis to management to enable appraisal of the branch, department or division's actual performance against target.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Drafting of Financial statements and audit files.
  • Assisting with audits and peer reviews of audit files.
  • Trustee reporting and review of admin information
  • Responsible for ensuring timeous bank and triangle reconciliations and quality thereof
  • Assisting with all GL, bank recon and triangle queries
  • Review - bank declaration, key GL reconciliations, unit reconciliations
  • Management and review of reserve accounts ET approvals
  • PAYE payments and submissions, payments of IT88’s
  • Gathering of internal audit documents and actuary information
  • Updating of daily reconciliation process & review of month-end file
  • People Management - Mentoring & coaching of Fund Accountants.
  • Compilation of event runs imports and manual trades.
  • Reporting submission of Exco report information
  • Compilation and peer review of OLAP reports
  • Qualification and Experience

  • Financial degree or diploma or 5 years relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the Employee Benefits industry
  • Experience in drafting financial statements or conducting audits preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft products (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.)
  • Sound knowledge of financial statements and IFRS requirements
  • Knowledge of Caseware preferred
  • Knowledge of legislation applicable to the retirement fund industry
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their articles
  • Knowledge and Skills Financial AnalysisFinancial Information ProcessingFinancial Queries and RecommendationsFinancial ReportingPeople Management Personal Attributes Decision quality - Contributing through othersFinancial acumen - Contributing through othersOptimises work processes - Contributing through othersPlans and aligns - Contributing through others Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future your career, your personal development and of achieving great things.

    We pride ourselves in helping our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies Being resilient - Contributing through othersCollaborates - Contributing through othersCultivates innovation - Contributing through othersCustomer focus - Contributing through othersDrives results - Contributing through others Turnaround time

    The 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 transformation

    The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.

    The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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