Client Accountant

Job Description

Our client a leader in the UMA space is looking for a client accountant to join to their finance team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic team. 
Key responsibilities
  • 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
  • Accounting degree or similar.
  • Work experience in an equivalent accounting role.
  • Insurance industry experience.
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Dominique Bennett
+27 (0) 11 759 4039