Jobs at Old Mutual – Financial Accountant

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

This role is accountable for execution of the business plan and for governance & compliance at an operational level. The incumbent is individually accountable for achieving results through the efforts of others, over periods of up to a year.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Produces ongoing and ad-hoc reporting based on requirements from business units, central finance and other mutual stakeholders.
  • Accountable for governance and compliance at an operational level.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports for management, including a high-level variance report by agreed deadline.
  • Ensures that the financial accounting transactions are accurately reflected in the business unit ledgers.
  • Manages reporting requirements for the business unit.
  • Ensures the effectiveness and appropriateness of the accounting processes utilised to fulfill the needs of the business.
  • Effects ongoing changes to internal controls as necessitated by changes in business and corporate governance.
  • Drives and collates monthly submission consisting of report and commentary by agreed deadline.
  • Monitors and reports on status of all control accounts in the business unit.
  • Creates a healthy internal control environment to ensure integrity of financial information.

Job Requirements:

  • Accounting design (including functional and user acceptance testing)
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and departments to ensure deliverables are met
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Manager of others
  • Able to work with large data (Microsoft Access and Excel)
  • Project management for internal BAU initiatives
  • Deadline driven

Qualification & Experience:

  • Sound knowledge of PAS (Vantage) and the accounting relating to these processes.
  • Manages performance plans and assigns work.
  • Finance degree, or a newly qualified CA (would be an advantage)

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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