Posted by Verso Financial Services (Pty) Ltd on 17/08/2017.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Portfolio Manager to effectively assist in managing the financial function of the Retirement Funds under administration in conjunction with Senior Director: Fund Accounting.

The ideal candidate should be a motivated hard-working self-starter with fantastic managing and problem-solving skills and the relevant experience. The successful applicant would need to be deadline driven, proactive, dedicated, and meticulous.

Full accounting and reporting function which includes:
Management of staff (1x accountant)
Review and sign off daily payment requisitions
Manage the month-end process by reviewing and ensuring all necessary journals, cash flows/bank reconciliations/Fund cost calculations/investment reconciliations are processed accurately and timeously each month
Review and sign off quarterly statutory reporting to the FSB & SARB
Authorizing daily EFT’s
Banking account maintenance in terms of signatory amendments and or new accounts
Preparing monthly management accounts for the Funds (where required)
Prepare annual budgets / forecasting for the Funds where required and monitor expenses to ensure they remain within budgets and report thereon
Preparing BOT and/or Audit committee agenda items timeously and attending these meetings as and when required
Oversee accounting staff and perform relevant duties during the year-end audit preparations to ensure accurate, complete and relevant information is provided to the external auditors in accordance with their and Verso’s deliverables
Drafting Annual Financial Statements and/or reviewing Annual Financial Statements prepared by Fund Accountants and ensuring submission of signed AFS on Magic
Ensure work, tasks and staff are organized and all deadlines are met
Other ad-hoc duties / reports as required and assigned by Director: Fund Accounting
Be willing and able to assist on tasks of Fund Accountants, Senior Manager: Fund Accounting and/or Director: Fund Accounting whenever there is a need as a result of staff being on leave
Responsibility for a number of the above tasks will be shared with Director: Fund Accounting and the most effective method of sharing the workload will be determined at the commencement of employment and reviewed from time to time.

Matriculated with strong marks in Accounting and Mathematics
B Degree / diploma or equivalent
Employee Benefit experience is essential.
SAIPA articles or qualification would be advantageous.

Previous experience as Manager is beneficial;
Sound knowledge of Accounting Standards and Practices;
Good communicator (writing & speaking) (bilingual will be an advantage);
Commitment to work hard towards goals with enthusiasm and motivation;
Positive attitude and open to change;
Proactive with strong problem solving skills
Attention to detail/accuracy;
Organized and assertive;
Must be able to work independently and under pressure;
Strong work ethic;
Must be equipped and willing to train junior staff from time to time;
Establish and manage relationships with management and clients.

Extensive practical experience on Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel (Advance), PowerPoint)
Advanced Sage 300 ERP (AccPac) preferential

Proven relevant technical and professional knowledge as an accountant in the Financial and Employee Benefits Services Industry;

Knowledge of tax and other statutory obligations;

Contactable references

A market related CTC is offered

Those that meet the above mentioned requirements, and/or have other proven relevant skills or qualifications, should e-mail their interest in applying to by no later than 31 August 2017.
021 943 5300

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