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Senior Manager: Accounting

Postgraduate Qualification in Finance / Accountancy
Minimum 5 years financial management experience at senior level
• Be organised and have good time management skills
• Be analytical and have the ability to manage priorities
• Have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Have the ability to work well as part of a team
• Be computer literate on advanced level
• Sound planning/ project management skills
• Sound qualitative and quantitative analysis skills
• Have a diligent work ethic with attention to detail
• Self-motivated and pro-active
• Have Strong negotiation skills
• have resilient pressure management abilities
Knowledge of accounting systems, packages and processes. Knowledge of Microsoft AX Dynamics would be an advantage
Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and own vehicle and be willing to travel at short notice
Have an understanding of medical schemes industry
Principal Officer, Executives, Senior Managers and Trustees
Other: Scheme staff
Outsourced support services

Confirm calculation of quarterly penalties and ensure that penalties are applied to service providers
Ensure claims transactions received from the Administrator are accounted for and reconciled
Ensure adequate funds are available in the Schemes bank accounts to process claim run payments when due based on estimates provided by SM: Finance
Ensure adequate funds are available to pay scheme creditors
Review and recommend payment of invoices
Ensure that financial transactions are accurately processed, reconciled and reported monthly and quarterly
Ensure debt management entries received from the Administrator are accounted for and reconciled
Ensure debt write-off proposal is accounted for once approved
Manage budget reallocation
Ensure that the TB is finalised and reviewed by day 6 of the month
Manage the accuracy and completeness of Scheme’s TB to enable drafting of the Scheme AFS
Provide financial inputs where required for the Annual Integrated report
Review and provide inputs to SM: Finance in order to finalise the AFS
Provide input to draft and submit the quarterly Scheme financial performance reports
Provide input to the statutory and risk measurement returns
Provide input on the review of the Statutory Return SOP
Ensure accounting treatment is aligned to any amendments to the management accounts, statutory returns and AFS in line with guidelines issued by the Council for Medical Schemes and SAICA
Manage the Schemes accounting system and ensure that it functions efficiently
Review Scheme GL reconciliations on a monthly basis and sign off as part of audit trail
Review and approve all scheme journals required for month end reporting Excellence
Manage fixed asset reporting, reconciliations and usage, inclusive of the performance of scheduled asset verifications as well as the annual review of the useful life and residual values of all assets of the Scheme
Approval of purchase orders and payments within delegated authority
Provide inputs to the annual Head Office budget
Ensure financial records are continuously maintained
Track compliance to policies and report quarterly on instances of non-compliance Excellence
Ensure accurate accounting of the Schemes investment transactions
Confirm appropriately recorded investment instructions and keep adequate records Value for money
Ensure audit files are prepared for annual audit in line with the requirements of the External Auditors
Ensure all audit queries are attended to timeously Integrity
Ensure IBNR provision movement is accounted for by the 8th day of each month
Maintain a high quality of all outputs produced in the finance division
Ensure the adherence to deadlines
Ensure a sound contract environment for Head Office contracts
Manage the procurement of goods and services in line with the Scheme policies
Engage quarterly with relevant stakeholders, including:
o External auditors
o IT service providers/stakeholders
Attend monthly Finance Forum and participate actively
Adapt operational plans and processes to mitigate risk
Contribute to the development of an operational risk assessment for the division and mitigation strategies
Develop the following quarterly progress reports
o Operational plan Integrity
Attend monthly Finance SPN Forum meetings and participate actively
Provide feedback to any other Scheme Committee as may be required Member-centricity
Supervise and manage the performance of staff reporting to this position Member-centricity
Medical Scheme’s Act and Regulations
Scheme rules, policies and procedures
Scheme’s Strategic and Operational Plans
Principal Officer, Board of Trustees and Committees of the Scheme
Executives and Management
Staff, Members
Service Providers
Government Departments

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