Fund Accountant/Pension Fund Accountant

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R360K
Recruiter: Execuplace Appointments
Job Ref: Fund Accountant
Summary: EB Fund Accountant - Retirement Fund Division



Job Description

Our client, a dynamic Financial Services Provider is seeking to employ a Fund Accountant.

Candidates must have a B Com degree or a relevant accounting diploma/qualifications with a minimum of 5 years in a fund accounting role within the EB Industry.

Key Performance Objectives

  • Knolwedge of accounting policies and Generaly Accepted Accounting Practice
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services Board requirements and involvement
  • Knowledge of the South African Reserve Bank requirements and involvements
  • Knowledge of the investment markets and Regulation 28 reporting requirements
  • Knowledge of segregated investments and disclosure on Annual Financial Statements
  • Ability to correspond/communicate with auditors, consultants and actuaries
  • Understand the purpose, background and policies of the organisation
  • Understand the roles of other staff members and be an effective team player
  • Communication, listening skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Computer skills, including Advanced Excel Skills and the ability to use relevant computer software such as CASEWARE, email diary systems, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to compile electronic working papers as per the Company's style guide

Essential Job Functions


  • Monthly management of workflow and deadlines/turnaround times of own portfolio
  • Managing and meeting deadlines (monthly, quarterly and annual processes)
  • Reporting to Fund Accounting Manager monthly on status of management accounts and audits
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and bank reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly ALM's on all funds
  • Calculate monthly PAYE and complete PAYE Returns
  • Manage and prepare SARB Reports and Regulation 28 reports
  • Resolve actuarial and audit queries and be able to update the AFS with valuations and audit adjustments
  • Timeous payment of fund invoices

2. Annual Financial Statements

  • Prepare audit files with Annual Financial Statements up to and including Schedule 1A and Schedule 1B, within the SLA Timelines
  • <eet audit deadlines as planned by Fund Accounting Manager
  • Annual planners to be maintained and adhered to at all times
  • Effective resolution of queries (audit, actuarial and Trustee) within the stipulated turnaround times
  • Adhere to processes and procedures within the fund accounting team

3. Controlling Costs

  • Telephone and internet costs
  • Avoid audit overruns

4. Soft Skills

  •  Courtesy with clients (internal and external)
  • Tidiness - desk audits
  • Filing must be done monthly and filed according to the Company's Style Guide
  • Apply correct telephone and email etiquette internally and externally

Competencies (Skills Required)

  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Caseware
  • Time Management Skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Excellent Spelling and Grammar
  • Communication Skills
  • Team Player


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