The Client Accountant will report to the Head: Operational Finance and will be responsible for the following:
? Process underwriting results per client onto the general ledger including premium, reinsurance premium, claims,
recoveries, commissions and fees.
? Process reserves per client onto the general ledger i.e. outstanding claims, Incurred But Not Reported (“IBNR”),
unearned premium reserve as well as corresponding reinsurance portions.
? Process income tax per client onto the general ledger.
? Process cashbook transactions and any other required journal entries per client onto the general ledger.
? Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations per client.
? Prepare client financial statements and client policy statements and any other financial reports as required.
? Collection of premium and reinsurance debtors.
? Pay reinsurers and submit reinsurance bordereaux.
? Pay administrators and other creditors associated with the client portfolio.
? Respond to client queries and attend client meetings when required.
Competencies, Knowledge and Skills
? Gathering and handling of information.
? Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure.
? Ability to work in a team.
? Energetic and resilient.
? Good communication and interpersonal skills.
? Good understanding and ability to apply knowledge of accounting, income tax and Value Added Tax (“VAT”).
? VAT with insurance accounting being an advantage.
Candidate review considerations
? Accounting degree or similar.
? Work experience in an equivalent accounting role.
? Insurance industry experience.
? Work references.
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