Financial Reporting Accountant - Sanlam

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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The purpose of the role is to assist the Financial Manager with the accounting operations of the company, which include the preparation and presentation of financial reports and year-end financial statements.


Key Responsibilities     

  • Assist with the month-end process (including month-end journals) and produce monthly management accounts, provide analysis to management

  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations

  • Preparation of the calculation and recording of complex transactions such as premium income and commission

  • Posting and allocation of banking transactions to the cashbooks on a monthly basis

  • Timeously and accurately prepares and reports on the company’s financial performance against budget and forecast on a monthly basis.

  • Review and authorising of manual claims and other expense payments.



  • Monthly reporting using HFM and reconciling HFM reports to the management accounts on a monthly basis. This includes preparation of report packs

  • Assist with the solving of queries from group finance and reporting

  • Assist with the year-end annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS, company policies and procedures.

  • Preparation of regulatory returns

  • Assist on ad hoc projects within Finance and Business to ensure the success of the business

  • Adherence and maintenance of internal controls for the processing function

  • Liaise with External and Internal Auditors

What will make you successful in this role?

Formal Qualifications  

  • BCom in Accounting or another Finance-related major

  • SAICA/SAIPA articles highly advantageous


Knowledge and Experience

  • Three years’ experience in a reporting role in the insurance industry

  • Computer literacy – MS Office – Excel and Word

  • Exposure to financial accounting systems e.g. Sage 300 and HFM will be advantageous

  • Accounting principles and policies 

  • Regulatory legislation 

  • Basic knowledge of insurance industry 

  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills



Essential Behavioral Competencies

  • Analysing

  • Relating and networking

  • Coping with pressures and setbacks 

  • Teamwork

  • Confidence and decisiveness

  • Pro-activity

  • Planning and organising 

  • Quality and detail orientation 


Desirable Behavioral Competencies

  • Adapting and responding to change

  • Interpersonal sensitivity

  • Adhering to principles and values

  • Persuading and influencing 

  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives


Personal Attributes

  • Manages conflict - Contributing independently
  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Contributing independently
  • Optimises work processes - Contributing independently
  • Action orientated - Contributing independently

Core Competencies

  • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
  • Customer focus - Contributing independently
  • Drives results - Contributing independently
  • Collaborates - Contributing independently





How To Apply

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