Financial Accountant


Telesure Investment Holdings
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Contract Type
Market Related
Dainfern, Gauteng, South Africa

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of
South Africa’s leading financial long and short term insurance providers. Our
portfolio includes South Africa’s most loved and recognisable brands such as 1st
for Women, Auto & General, Budget, Dial Direct, Virseker and 1Life. Employee
Benefits Administration via our Hippo Advisory Services, which includes health
insurance, provident fund and group life administration. Hippo is South Africa’s
first comparison website and compares insurance, other personal finance
products, travel, health, money, travel, cars from a range of South African
brands. We’re pioneers with a hunger for the best, bringing customer-focused
innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an
undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through
technology and pushing beyond limits.

Job Functions

Accounting,Accounting & Auditing

Prepare, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements and
other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to
reporting and procedural standards.

Financial Management and control
Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for management and auditing
purposes. Ensure effective daily cash management of the company. Record
asset transactions in respect of additions, disposals and transfers on a daily
basis to ensure that transactions are allocated accurately in terms of amounts,
VAT, description and account.

Financial Accounting Skills
Use full understanding of accruals accounting and the impact of entries on profit
and loss account, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement. Compile
complete, accurate and timely accounting records on a monthly basis. Prepare
month end file with reconciliations and documentation to support the trial

Financial Policies, Guidelines, and Protocols
Assist with the delivery of financial policies, guidelines, and protocols to ensure
the company complies with regulations and good financial practice.

Operational Compliance
Develop knowledge and understanding of the organization’s policies and
procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct to ensure
own work adheres to those standards. Obtain authorization from a supervisor or
manager for any exceptions from mandatory procedure.
Data Collection & Analysis
Draw conclusions and assess impact from analysis and interpretation of
financial data. Interpret the impact of unusual figures identified by analytical

Document Preparation
Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for management and auditing
purposes. Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual statutory returns.
Extract and combine data to generate standard reports.

Customer Management
Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external
Auditors and business partners on a daily basis. Provide accurate information
and respond and resolve enquiries to a satisfactory outcome.

Data Management
Generate monthly depreciation journal on the financial system. Record financial
transactions on a daily basis into the applicable business systems to ensure the
accuracy and completeness of information.

Improvement / Innovation
Implement improvements and provide feedback on them. Use change
management systems and protocols to provide routine supportive services.
Leadership and Direction
Supervise a team performing routine work.

General Education degree (Financial accounting) or equivalent CA(SA) undergraduate
qualification at a SAICA accredited university. Completed Honors degree (CA)

General Experience
Completed articles experience essential
3 years post articles work experience in the Financial services industry
(desirable )
(Over 3 years to 6 years)
Managerial Experience
Experience of general supervision of more junior colleagues (7 to 12 months)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent – It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and
its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the
equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application. As a registered
Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our
representatives are and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this
role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or
confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements.
You further consent to the relevant information being verified.
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