Accountant Operational Finance (Data Analysis And Reporting) – Parktown North Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Aug 4, 2023

Job Advert Summary

A member of the PPS Life Insurance Operations finance team reporting to the Manager Operational Finance. This role will be responsible for month end reporting to Group Finance and data analysis for the Ops finance area, accounting and processing of technical processes related to Member’s profit share, data rectification through input files, detailed member and month end reconciliations, general support of a technical accounting nature to the manager, Operational Finance.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (Finance, Commerce, Accounting) is a requirement


2-4 years’ experience within a financial services environment, preferably in the Insurance Industry advantage.
Strong reconciliation experience is required.
Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word and Excel etc).
Proficient in MS Office – Advanced Excel.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of accounting and financial principles.
Time management skills.
General knowledge of insurance legislation/rules advantage.
IT Skill: Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Package at a Moderate level.
Exposure in dealing with members, brokers and advisors advantage.
Strong sense of commitment to the organization’s goals and values.
Good business sense .


High level of accuracy and be able to operate efficiently under pressure.
Analytical and be able to make prudent business decisions.
Flexible and adaptable in changing and challenging circumstances.
Fast learner with the ability to rapidly assimilate and utilize new information and skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Must be self-motivated.
Be a team player and take responsibility for own development initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities
Group Finance reporting :
Various account analysis:

Exit Recon/analysis.
Portfolio Choice movement/analysis.
Stamp Duty

Accounting Processes:

Reconciliation and updating accounting information on the policy administration system.
Prepare daily and month end journals/fund transfers.
Reconciling the financial data of PPS members processed.
Conduct reconciliation of all accounts on an as needed basis
Ensure accurate portfolio switches effected on IAA

Operational Processes:

Processing of various input files on a weekly and monthly basis.
Performing other duties assigned from time to time by the Ops Finance manager.
Assistance and finalisation of team projects.
Lab payments (weekly and monthly).
Assistance with the Power BI reports.

Stakeholder management:

Provide support to the broader Life Operations teams .
Establish, maintain and build relationships with key stakeholders.
Liaison function with internal and external department.
Assist with year-end requirements and audit queries.

Additional Accountabilities

Resolution to internal and external queries within Service level agreement
Respond to queries and investigations within agreed SLA.
Adherence to process control and service levels agreements.