Accounts Administrator

Our client, a property management firm based in the Southern Suburbs, is looking to hire an Accounts Administrator to be responsible for conducting the administration and processing related to supplier expenditure, tenant billing and collections for portfolio properties .

The main focus of the role will be to support the Financial Controller in the production of daily, monthly and ad hoc financial information and the Property Manager with regard to Facilities Management administration. Ad hoc project work will arise as the Group grows, such as setting up new assets in the MDA system, assisting with new processes and improving current workflows.

 Day-to-Day Responsibilities will include:

  • Accounts Payable and Facilities Management
  •  Banking and Cash books
  •  Tenant billing and collections

 Required skills and experience

  • Experience in a property management environment
  • Able to work independently and also in team environment
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, ability to pick up on and reduce errors
  • Microsoft Office Outlook and Excel skills are important

 Preferred skills and experience

  • MDA Property Manager experience


Hours, attendance and remuneration

8 hour day, standard business hours. The role is office based with no regular travel required.

The role may require over-time work during deadline and audit periods

Candidate to reside in Southern Suburbs or CBD and own transport is preferable

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Wealth Manager

A boutique firm in the Southern Suburbs is looking for an experienced Wealth Manager to join their team.

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • An individual who is networked within Western Cape.
  • Business acumen.
  • Born entrepreneur looking an opportunity to grow their business.
  • Tertiary qualification – Bcom and CFP.
  • Proven track record in the financial industry.
  • Consulting with high net worth individuals.
  • Has an existing portfolio of clients.

A few of the responsibilities of the position but not limited to:

  • To secure new business and assets for the portfolio and wealth management divisions of the business
  • To provide comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients
  • To build effective client relationships and service
  • Consistently achieve new business targets

The compensation package is negotiable and is commensurate with experience


A vacancy exists for a Bookkeeper within an accounting firm on the Atlantic Seaboard. The ideal candidate will be fluent in English (Afrikaans and/ or German of advantage).

The candidate must be able to work up to Trial Balance and be able to work with SARS efiling and Easyfile and know VAT201, EMP201 and EMP501 reconciliations and submissions. They must also be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, Sage Pastel and Sage Payroll.

AR Credit Controller

An international financing company is looking to grow their team and to appoint an ambitious Accounts Receivable Credit Controller.

This role is ideally suited to a smart, knowledgeable, client-facing Credit Controller who can grow a book from scratch in an entrepreneurial environment.

Skills required:

  • Account reconciliations
  • Full client onboarding
  • Client and debtor payment collections
  • Opening and management of new accounts
  • Weekly and monthly credit reports
  • Overseeing invoice schedules
  • Watching over PODs and credit limits
  • Dealing with all client and debtor enquiries
  • Arranging refunds of overpayments
  • Initial credit vetting of debtors
  • Training our clerks
  • Ongoing credit risk management

Candidates must be in possesion of a degree and have experience in Invoice Financing and Working Capital Finance.

If you have not heard back from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Fund Accountant (SAICA)

A financial services company with offices globally is looking for the expertise of a SAICA/SAIPA articled individual to take on a Fund Accountant role for a 6 month period.

Degree in Accounting
Completed SAICA articles and or previous fund accounting experience.

Financial Accountant

Our Client a Financial Servicess Company based in Waterfront is looking to employ a Financial Accountant

Job Description:
Key responsibilities will include:
• Processing and reporting of management expenses
• Monthly reporting of technical results
• Managing cash-flow
• Management of accounts receivables
• Reconciling general ledger accounts
• Completion of annual expense budgets
• Completion of monthly VAT returns
• Processing of salary and other month-end journals
• Maintaining the fixed asset register
• Processing of reinsurance technical accounts
• Completion of certain sections of quarterly US-GAAP and other reporting packages
• Completion of regulatory returns

• CA (SA)
• No reinsurance experience needed, although this would be an advantage
• SAP experience would be an advantage

• Very good IT skills (Excel and Word)
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong numerical and analytical skills
• An enquiring mind
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team, deal with
people at all levels and in all areas of the business
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Ability to prioritize, while remaining flexible to deal with changing work demands
• Excellent organisational skills combined with a high level of attention to detail

Senior Bookkeeper/Accountant

Senior bookkeeper/Accountant

Our client is a firm based in Claremont. They are recruiting for a Senior Bookkeeper/Accountant with extensive bookkeeping/accounting experience.

 Responsibilities & skills

  • The position will involve taking responsibility for the full bookkeeping function (including management accounts) for a number of clients operating in a range of industries.
  • The ability to work independently is important
  • Very good communication skills are essential as the position would involve dealing directly with business owners to discuss queries as well as to go through their management accounts
  • A tertiary and bookkeeping/accounting qualification is essential
  • Extensive experience with Pastel Partner and/or Quickbooks is essential


SAIPA qualified

1-2 years experience

Customer Relationship Manager

A vacancy exists for an experienced CRM to join a leading Investment Management firm. This is a brilliant opportunity to apply your client relationship support skills and experience in support of a dynamic, highly competent investment team. The role will provide key support to clients and oversight of the outsourced fund administration service. This critical role requires someone passionate about client service and delivery. You will apply your knowledge and experience of client relationship management and fund administration processes and operations to improve the client experience in a key role of this dynamic team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Full responsibility of Client portfolios and servicing these clients to the best of your ability, acting as the main point of contact for Client
  • Responsible for all client reporting responsibilities, assisting with special reporting requirements – where applicable
  • Full Client Onboarding. Facilitating, monitoring and validation of the end-to-end process of all client investments, disinvestments and asset transfer
  • Overseeing and monitoring the delivery of the Fund Administration provider to ensure client service levels are met, issues identified are resolved timeously and SLA’s are adhered to
  • Responsible for the investigation and resolution of all client queries and requests
  • Maintain good internal relationships between various departments within Prescient Investment Management and Prescient Fund Services
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date information of client portfolios
  • Provide support as required with AIM implementation
  • Preparation and maintenance of procedure documentation
  • Improve processes, reduce risk and increase operational efficiencies
  • Ensuring adherence to all FICA requirements

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related client relationship management/client reporting role in Asset Management/Asset Management operations is essential
  • Experience in Fund Accounting, ideally with knowledge of the local and offshore investment market
  • Strong technical knowledge of Financial Services Industry specifically Asset Management
  • Knowledge of relevant Investment administration systems
  • Knowledge of the regulations and legislation that govern the Asset Management industry

Required Qualifications

University Degree BCOM/Business Science (Finance/Accounting)

–              Minimum Accounts II

Key Competencies

  • Highly organized and good time management
  • Able to work well in a team, a positive team player
  • Strong communication skills and excellent client orientation
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is of the utmost importance
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a very pressurized environment
  • Being able to work independently
  • Handle stress well
  • Committed, hard-working and prepared to go the extra mile

System Exposure

Strong Excel skills

Exposure to back office systems – (Knowledge of Eagle system an advantage)

Knowledge of Bloomberg AIM preferred

Fixed Income Trader

A vacancy has arisen for a Fixed Income Dealer and Portfolio Construction role with a leading Asset Manager.

The primary responsibilities of the role are:

  • Portfolio construction of fixed income portfolios ensuring funds are aligned to model
  • Implementation of Investment strategy
  • Maintaining counterparty relationships
  • Monitoring daily cash flows and modelling the funds affected
  • Liaise with business analyst in respect of model/benchmark maintenance, upgrades, discrepancies and amendments
  • Liaise with operations with respect to the transition of fixed income instruments, set up of portfolios and realignment to models
  • Run various reports for fund managers for example credit exposures, interest rate risk exposure, etc. when required
  • Trade execution/dealing and bookover of the full spectrum of Fixed Income products, government bonds, parastatal bonds, corporate bonds, inflation linked bonds and fixed income derivatives (e.g. futures, options and swaps) in both the primary and secondary markets. Cash funds would entail placement of funds on call, buying/selling Treasury Bills term NCD’s, corporate CP, conduits and floating rate notes in the primary and secondary markets
  • Obtaining best execution on all trades timeously; booking in the front office system and providing reasons for any delays in trades being executed
  • Taking responsibility for all day to day dealing activity in money market and fixed income Instruments, including derivative instruments
  • Acting as liaison between Portfolio managers and the market place and providing feedback concerning market developments and the timing of transactions
  • Informing the Fund managers of flows during course of the day
  • Purchases and sales of holdings (international funds) along with the associated foreign exchange transactions would form part of the dealing responsibilities
  • Liaison with other related areas within the company to include:

o Operations regarding static data, trade queries, booking and settlement issues

o Business Support, to ensure that instrument data integrity, including accurate pricing and correct static data, is maintained

o Compliance and any other areas as needed

  • Input into the investment decision making process from all members of the fixed income team is encouraged particularly in respect of the timing of trades, bank axes and market anomalies
  • Check to confirm that all outstanding orders within the dealing system have been transferred or are to be executed the following trading day
  • Assist other members of the Fixed Income Team with data collection and model maintenance where required
  • Assist the Namibian management/team with queries and reports as required
  • Provide input to presentations to clients
  • Comply with all dealing and trading related policies, amongst others

Basic job requirements

  • Minimum 2/3 years of experience working as a dealer within a front office fixed income team or similar in financial services on either the buy or sell-side
  • Fixed Income portfolio construction experience will be beneficial
  • Adept at numerical work, building spreadsheets and organizing data
  • Able to work as part of a team, to tight deadlines with accuracy under pressure
  • Familiarity with all fixed income securities
  • Studying towards CFA/FRM or open to studying towards CFA (CFA level 1 would be highly advantageous)
  • RE5 exam would be beneficial

Key competencies required

  • Analytical skills
  • Proficient at Bloomberg/Reuters/IRESS (I-net)
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline oriented
  • Problem solving skills
  • Apply lateral thinking
  • Team player
  • Organised and able to manage workflow and prioritise as necessary in an environment that can become stressful
  • Self-motivated
  • Technical – strong excel capabilities
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Able to work independently

Settlements Officer

A vacancy exists for a Settlements Officer to join a leading Fund Services firm and to assist their clients with the trade matching and settlement process. This is a critical role within the team.

Duties will include:

  • Ensure all capturing / processing, matching and settlement of all trades to the accounting system timeously which include: Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Unit Trusts / CIS investments, Call Transfers, SWAPs, FX deals etc
  • Preparing manual instructions for any unlisted trade settlements where necessary: Physical MM, Private Placements, Off Market trades, Offshore investments, Fund of Fund investments, FX deals, complete BOP forms, validate account details on Swap agreements, etc
  • Ensure trades are matched between client notification and counterparty confirmation
  • You will ensure broker / counterparty account and trade details reconcile with our records
  • You will ensure that the managers notification reconciles with the counterparty confirmation
  • Sending settlement instructions to custodian for all trades timeously via SWIFT, Omgeo or Workbench as necessary only once deals have been matched to the counterparty confirmations
  • Maintaining broker settlement details, contact details and brokerage rates
  • Compiling of incident reports
  • Resolving external and internal queries relating to all trades from brokers, clients and custodians
  • You will need to build and maintain healthy client and counterparty relationships to ensure resolution of settlement issues identified
  • Capturing and processing of payments and transfers on electronic banking platforms.
  • Daily interest and maturity entitlement confirmations across all Fixed income assets

Ad hoc queries and tasks

  • Relevant experience of at least 2 years in a Trade Settlements role is essential
  • A solid understanding of the financial markets and instruments

Ideally knowledge and experience on both local and international markets