Fund Accountant

Permanent | BEE
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 4 weeks ago

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Our client, a reputable Financial Services/ Investment Services company based in South Africa and listed on the JSE, currently seeks to appoint a Fund Accountant to join their driven team. The company provides asset management, stockbroking and administration services, as well as a wide range of savings products to institutional and retail clients.

This role is within the Institutional Administration department specifically responsible for the administration of CIS in securities (unit trust and ETF) portfolios.

The duties and responsibilities of this position is relevant to CIS in securities (i.e., unit trust portfolios and exchange traded funds) and include, but are not limited to:

  • Posting of accounting journals in Pastel
  • Producing Trial Balances
  • Drafting of annual financial reporting of Annual Financial Statements including:
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Statement of Profit or Loss
    • Statement of Changes in Net Assets attributable to unit holders
    • Statement of cash flows
    • Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Managing the audit process as the first point of contact for external auditors appointed as public officer for SARS and responsible for:
    • filing of annual income tax returns
    • managing SARS queries and audits
    • registering new portfolios for tax purposes
  • Compiling and submitting of regulatory reporting, including:
    • quarterly ASISA Stats
    • quarterly C23 reporting for SARB
    • quarterly SARB submission for institutional investors (to report on prudential limits)
  • Operational responsibilities include:
    • authorised signatory for instructions and payments

Role qualifications and experience:

  • Qualified CA
  • Auditing background with exposure to CIS portfolios
  • Experience as a financial accountant in the financial services industry with specific exposure to management companies and unit trust portfolios will be required
  • Experience in drafting of financial reporting

Core competencies required:

  • Competent in Pastel would be added advantage, but not required
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • A solid understanding of IFRS and accounting principles
  • Analytical and able to solve problems
  • Strong communication skills and able to confidently communicate and liaise with internal and external parties
  • Able to work independently and under pressure

Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting, Financial services

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