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Junior Accountant – Investments needed at PPS

Job title : Junior Accountant – Investments

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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Job Advert Summary    

The Junior Accountant: Investments is responsible for the accurate financial reporting, consolidation, and reconciliation of investment activities within PPS Group. This role plays a crucial part in maintaining the integrity of investment accounting records and providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making.

Reporting to the Investment Manager, the  Junior Accountant: Investments will be responsible for the preparation of investment accounting journals, reconciliations, group consolidation, and investment reporting.

Minimum Requirements    

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce (BCom) or related field.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Strong accounting knowledge with a proven track record of maintaining accurate financial records.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an investment/ accounting environment.
  • Familiarity with the insurance industry will be advantageous.

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively and articulate information in a logical and structured manner, catering to the needs and understanding of various stakeholders, including senior management and executives.
  • Express opinions, information, and key viewpoints clearly and assertively.
  • Anticipate and respond appropriately to the needs, reactions, and feedback of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for assigned tasks, driving the review process, and ensuring correctness of the ledger and reporting.
  • Offer possible solutions when raising problems with the manager.
  • Provide consistent updates on the progress of the month-end process.

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in using the latest MS Office package, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Ability to create and comprehend advanced Excel functions.
  • Familiarity with accounting software and reporting tools.
  • Interest in data analysis and data visualization tools.

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks.
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Persuasive and influential, able to effectively communicate ideas and recommendations.
  • Critical thinking skills to analyse information, identify patterns, and make informed decisions.
  • Excellent networking skills to foster relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and asset managers.
  • Good presentation skills to convey information clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to manage expectations of stakeholders and deliver results.
  • Self-awareness and the ability to adapt to different working styles and environments.
  • Professionalism in conduct and maintaining confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Responsible, accountable, and takes extreme ownership of assigned responsibilities.
  • High emotional intelligence to navigate and resolve conflicts and build positive relationships.
  • Resilience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to provide innovative solutions.
  • Collaborative mindset to work effectively within a team and across departments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Ability to handle pressure and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Continuous desire for learning and professional growth.

Duties and Responsibilities    

Financial Reporting and Reconciliation:

  • Prepare journals to ensure accurate recording of asset manager transactions in PPS records.
  • Ensure proper allocation of transactions within mandates and rules.
  • Review portfolios to ensure compliance with mandates.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date investment accounting records.
  • Liaise with Asset Managers regarding investment accounting and resolve outstanding reports and unreconciled items.

Consolidation and Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations of investment reports and consolidation entries to the General Ledger.
  • Prepare and reconcile monthly Capital Gains Tax schedules.
  • Calculate and reconcile monthly Dividend Tax calculations.
  • Assist in the rework of profit and loss quarterly for Financial Year-end reporting.
  • Record monthly investment fees and prepare management fees schedule for consolidation.
  • Preparation of the monthly investment pack with analysis on numbers and variances Provide explanations to the manager for monthly investment account movements for the management reporting pack.
  • Prepare graphs and analytics for the management reporting pack.

Data Analysis and Budgeting:

  • Obtain investment returns and update monthly performance rates for exit calculations.
  • Prepare asset manager investment details for Sam Quarterly, Reserve Bank, and Annual Returns.
  • Assist in the preparation and capture of investment budgets for income profits and investment fees.
  • Prepare various year-end disclosures in the Annual Financial Statements, particularly related to IFRS 9 risk disclosures.

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