Hollard Insurance South Africa: Financial Analyst

Posted on :

24 Jul, 2010

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa

Hollard is South Africa’s largest independent and privately owned insurance group. We’ve grown from strength to strength over the past 30 years because we do things differently. Our most valuable assets, our people, follow a set of core values that are the driving force behind the ‘Hollard Way’.

We appreciate our people and we recognise our success depends on them. By helping careers grow with a long-term vision, our people can reach their full potential. A well planned ‘career’ grows, bends and flexes as you do, and we take every opportunity to help and guide Hollardites with their chosen career path. We understand that it’s the power of people and their influence that determines whether our business fails or succeeds.

Job Title: Financial Analyst

Job Code: HIP0002

Closing Date: 31 Jul 2010

Location: Johannesburg

Business Unit / Division: Hollard Insurance Partners (HIP)


  • Deadline driven environment
  • Team work environment
  • Short Term Insurance environment


  • Hollard Group and Group Finance
  • HIP Team
  • HIP partners
  • External 3rd Parties (i.e. Banks, External Auditors)


  • Consolidation of partner Cash stats for monthly management reporting
  • Monthly business analysis of allocated partner portfolio
  • Accurate production and reporting of HIP Partner results for assigned partners
  • Liaise with Account Principals on assigned partner portfolio
  • Liaise and co-operate with Central Finance and internal and external auditors
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of month-end results.
  • Assist with the monthly loading of insurance data onto Accountability
  • Accurate production and capture of assigned cashbook portfolio
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations per assigned partner portfolio.
  • Special ad hoc projects
  • Assist with the annual budget process


  • Qualifications / Work Experience:
  • B.Comm – Minimum Accounts III
  • Minimum 18 months experience in a finance environment


  • PC knowledge  (MS office)
  • Strong excel skills
  • Knowledge of accounting package – Accountability/Similar package
  • Knowledge of the budget process and experience in compiling budgets
  • In depth knowledge of financial accounting
  • Good business acumen


  • Customer service orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Solid communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Analytical thinking and trend analysis skills
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Time management skills
  • Being proactive and have self management skills
  • Team player

Personal Qualities:

  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Self management
  • Initiative and attention to detail
  • Deadline/delivery driven
  • Service orientated
  • Goal orientated

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