Job Opportunity at Santam Insurance, Group Accountant

Job Opportunity at Santam Insurance, Group Accountant

Group Accountant

Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

What will you do?

This career opportunity is available at Santam’s Corporate Services in the for the Financial Management department. The role is based in Bellville, Cape Town.

The Group Financial Accountant will provide assistance in the financial management and statutory reporting function of the Santam group.

This function encompasses both externally directed financial reporting to shareholders and the Board as well as internally focused reporting with regards to management reports.  The objective will be the production of timeous and accurate consolidated financial results to be included in management reports, statutory financial statements and reports on the overall consolidated financial results for the Santam Group of Companies.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • An interest in both routine and non-routine tasks.
  • Ability to reperform working papers with minimal coaching.
  • Strict adherence to deadlines.
  • Appreciation for even the simplest procedures being important.
  • Investment of personal time.
  • Ability to prepare timeous and accurate notes to statutory financial statements.
  • Ability to prepare timeous and accurate monthly management reports.
  • Assistance with audit queries.
  • Assistance with general ledger process.

Qualification and Experience

  • CA (SA) would be recommended.
  • Minimum 3 years financial services experience; experience in the insurance industry would be highly recommended.
  • Extensive financial accounting experience in complex technical environments, including consolidation and group reporting experience.
  • Experience in financial management reporting.

Group Accountant Job Vacancy at Santam Insurance

Knowledge and Skills

  • Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of IFRS, including insurance accounting.
  • Insurance Act, Companies Act
  • Tax knowledge
  • Computer literate (Advanced Excel)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Hyperion Financial Management would be highly recommended.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Results orientated and deadline driven
  • Capacity to operate in a high-pressure environment
  • Critical thinking skills and an eye for detail
  • Problem solving
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong capability for research of a technical nature
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders

Core Competencies

Being resilient – Contributing through others

Collaborates – Contributing through others

Cultivates innovation – Contributing through others

Customer focus – Contributing through others

Drives results – Contributing through others

Who We Are

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia.

Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. We’re about people. People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees.

At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

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