Accountant ( Cape Town)

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To take responsibility for the entire financial reporting function of various Discovery administered restricted medical schemes. From the processing of journals up to the preparation of management accounts and reporting to the Council for Medical Schemes.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Preparation of journals and management accounts
  • Month-end reconciliations (balance sheet and income statement)
  • Completion and submission of statutory returns
  • Liaising directly with relevant external parties (Clients, auditors, service providers)
  • Various administrative ad-hoc tasks such as processing of payments

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Self-driven in a work from home environment
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good time management skills
  • Analytical thinker
  • Proficient in Excel

Education and Experience

  • Accounting degree or equivalent
  • 3-4 years’ experience in an accounting role
  • SAICA/SAIPA articles advantageous

Employment Equity

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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About In-house Finance

The In-House Finance team is responsible for the financial and regulatory reporting throughout the financial year. We look after all the financial reporting matters relating to the 18 restricted medical schemes administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd. We are primarily a work-from-home team that is required in office from time to time.

Key Purpose

To take responsibility for the entire financial reporting function of various Discovery administered restricted medical schemes. From the processing of journals up to the preparation of management accounts and reporting to the Council for Medical Schemes.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Preparation of journals and management accounts
  • Month-end reconciliations (balance sheet and income statement)
  • Completion and submission of statutory returns
  • Liaising directly with relevant external parties (Clients, auditors, service providers)
  • Various administrative ad-hoc tasks such as processing of payments

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