PPS Investments: Fund Accountant - Jobs in South Africa

PPS Investments: Fund Accountant

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3 Jun, 2013

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PPS Investments Careers

Purpose of the job:
Produce daily and/or monthly portfolio valuations and financial reports, and actively be involved in day to day fund processes and monitoring.

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Production of year-end annual financial statements in conjunction (full and abridged versions) for CIS
2. Liaise with Trustees, administrator, auditors and FSB
3. Monthly management accounts
4. Registration of new funds with SARS
5. Ensure fund tax returns are timeously completed and submitted
6. Review all distribution calculations as checked by UT Operations for reasonableness
7. Review service fees as checked by Operations and ensure it is correctly accounted for in the funds
8. Review performance fees as provided by Operations and ensure it is correctly accounted for in the funds
9. Check monthly trial balances from Administrator and liaise with Administrator and Trustees on fund accounting issues
10. Review and effect year-end adjustments proposed/required by auditors;
11. Ensure year-end audit adjustments processed by Administrator
12. Review monthly / quarterly rebate and trailer calculations as provided by Operations and ensure it is correctly accounted for
13. Check unit trust fee income levels and perform reasonability testing on a regular basis
14. Perform fund profitability analysis for each fund
15. Responsible for all ad hoc audit tasks as pertain to the Funds
16. Ensure that all accounting work performed on the Funds are in strict conformity with CISCA legislation as amended from time to time
17. Maintain a daily breach register and report to compliance and Operations with a view of getting the appropriate people
18. Assume full responsibility for all financial matters as it relates to Funds

Operations Duties:

19. Back up for bank account processing in Operations
20. Assist Operations team as and when required

Ideal Experience
2 years experience working in fund accounting with CIS

Ideal Qualifications
BComm or similar financial qualification

Competencies and ideal personality attributes
1. Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
2. Ability to work independently
3. Accountability and responsibility for accuracy of work
4. Diligence and numeracy ability
5. Analytical and problem solving skills
6. Time management and organizational skills
7. Ability to meet deadlines
8. Passionate, ambitious and energetic

System Knowledge
1. MS Office with in depth knowledge of Excel
2. Exposure to Administrator would be an advantage

Key Success Measurement
Analytically orientated with the ability to thrive under pressure.


How to Apply for PPS Investments Careers

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