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Financial Modeller

An exciting opportunity exists for a degreed expert with renewable energy market experience in a growing firm that
specialises in providing consultancy services in the power generation and infrastructure industry in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The company seeks an individual with a background in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical) or an Accountant with an
affinity for energy modeling. Ideally this individual will have extensive exposure to energy markets and a technical understanding of the contracts and processes involved in project development. Experience in modelling gained through the REIPPP or through involvement in cogeneration projects in South Africa would be an added advantage.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Understanding the modelling of discounted cash flows
• Understanding of how to structure a financial model, conventions, bottle necks in Excel, structuring the file
to run stable, how to ensure that it provides the right results;
• Understanding of how to structure the model in a way that makes it intuitive and easy to understand and
• Understanding on how lenders and investors think to be able to convey precisely the information
they are looking for.
• A degree in Engineering, Accounting or related fields from a reputable institution
• At least 5 years’ experience in the energy market of South Africa

Unit Trust Administrator

An award-winning asset management company based in the southern suburbs is looking for a Unit Trust Administrator to join their team.

DUTIES:
Capturing and approving instructions into the internal system
Ensuring that all FICA requirements are complied with
Accurate processing of client and transaction data
Managing professional client relationships via telecommunications
Attending to internal and external queries
Maintaining good internal relationships with various departments
Processing of all daily client transactions
Performing validations on incoming client instructions
Examining captured instructions for accuracy
Attending to queries from clients
Maintaining records of all interactions with clients
General Reporting
Uploading files and release payment
Attention to detail
Accuracy
People skills
Product knowledge
Time Management
Results Orientated

REQUIREMENTS:
Matric
+- 5 Years Collective Investment scheme experience

Senior Fund Accountant

A global financial services provider based in the CBD of Cape Town is seeking a Senior Fund Accountant to prepare a number of client portfolios including the development and mentoring of more junior team members and providing the highest quality of customer services.

 

DUTIES:

Ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs, Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting

Assist with the supervision and mentoring of a number of trainee fund accountants and fund accountants

Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis

Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis
Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual NAV’s, Management accounts and preparation of annual statutory financials statements.
REQUIREMENTS:
Registered Accountant – SAIPA/SAICA, CA preferable
Minimum two years fund accounting experience
Motivated and driven
Proven leadership skills

Trainee Equity Analyst

A position is available for a Trainee Equity Analyst at an investment company based in the southern suburbs. (EE position.)

DUTIES:
To research mainly Financial Companies (banks, insurers etc.) listed on the JSE
Conduct thorough and rigorous financial analysis of the relevant companies
In depth industry analysis
Competitor analysis, including analysis of competitors listed in offshore markets
Updating and effective use of software systems for the capturing and analysis of equity research and to
maintain the integrity of the relevant research data on a continuous basis
To critically review sell side research
Maintain company models and continuously update with new information and results
Provide support to Portfolio Managers and assist in assimilating data and compiling presentations and
reports

REQUIREMENTS:
CA(SA) (or actuarial) qualification with CFA level 1
Other relevant post graduate qualifications will be considered for candidates with a strong
understanding of accounting and finance
Enthusiasm and passion for investments
An ability to synthesise masses of economic, industry and company information, and to effectively
analyse this and formulate an investment rationale
Self-motivated and have the ability to use initiative

NAV Fund Accountant

A company in the investment industry based in the northern suburbs is looking for a NAV Fund Accountant to execute, verify and distribute NAV (Net Asset Value) calculations and distributions and related tasks and controls within the NAV area.

DUTIES:

Performing accurate and timely daily NAV calculations

Identify, investigate and solving of NAV price movement variances

Manual calculation of performance fees

Processing and reconciliation of cash flows, subscriptions and redemptions

Distribution / dissemination of daily NAV prices

Calculation and dissemination of Income distributions and month end fees

Timely reporting to management, clients and auditors

Ensuring that compliance with company policy and procedures, Client Service Level agreements and internal controls are followed by your team.

Continuously evaluating processes, risks and controls in your team and implementing improvements were necessary

Work on ad hoc projects within the NAV team and the business when required

REQUIREMENTS:

Accounting related degree and or relevant industry experience

Experience Pricing funds with a NAV environment

Good knowledge of operations and financial environment

High Attention to detail

Very driven and motivated

Chief Information Officer

An investment organisation based in the northern suburbs is seeking the expertise of a Chief Information Officer to formulate, plan, implement and manage the company’s technology strategy in support of its business strategy. The incumbent is responsible to drive the delivery of world-class technology systems and services that will enable the business’s growth aspirations. The incumbent is responsible to establish sound Governance and Policies aligned to all regulatory requirements and is responsible for managing the performance of an IT specialist management team.(EE position)

REQUIREMENTS:

Computer Science degree
At least 10 years’ experience of transforming and managing significant Information Systems services
Experience of IT service procurement and outsourcing as well as negotiating quality, cost-effective services
A clear understanding of the key issues affecting the investment management industry
Experience of working with a team to develop and implement a business focused Information Systems and information security strategies that will effectively support business needs
Evidence of delivering high quality, user focused services
Understanding of the issues relating to effective service delivery while managing conflicting user priorities and needs
Experience of contributing to the development and implementation of effective management information systems that aid the decision-making process
Experience on management of multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
Evidence of contribution to major transformation and building teams during change
Leadership skills, including the ability to manage in a modern, empowering way
A sound understanding of programme and project management and a track record of delivering and enabling large-scale complex change programmes
Procurement and negotiation skills

Head of Operations-Transfer Agency

A well known Global Fund Administration and Advisory company seeks an Operations Manager. The successful applicant requires extensive experience acquired over a minimum of 10 years in CIS fund administration having held senior management positions in operational roles for a minimum of 5 years. Retirement and Life product knowledge is also required.

Position will involve:

Overall responsibility, accountability and oversight of all operational activities, covering a range of collective investment funds(UT) and Retirement and Life products.

Work with the Global Head of Product and regional senior leaders to implement the global operating strategy for the company’s Transfer Agency product. This would include the conceptualisation and implementation of improvements through a co-ordinated effort with the project office and technology teams.

Work with the Global Head of Product and regional senior leaders to implement an optimum global administration service platform, implementing efficiencies through increased automation and global synergies across the various locations.

Implement a common operational quality control framework in line with each of the product and regulatory requirements.

Deliver high standards of service quality to clients in accordance with agreed external and internal Service Level Agreements in order for the teams that have end to end responsibility to act in a consistent and co-ordinated fashion across the firm.

Take operational responsibility of the product and actively support the Global Head of Transfer Agency and the other Product Heads to develop consistent approaches, policies, processes etc. across the range of IC Products.

Lead the day-to-day management of the BAU unit trust and retirement life operations team providing the various managers and team leaders with direction and support.

Senior Fund Accountant

Do you want to work for an award winning and global financial services provider? Our client is looking for a Senior Fund Accountant to manage, administer and account for portfolios within the Private Equity team.

DUTIES:
Ensuring the accurate calculation of Fund valuations including NAV’s and accounting to TB
Collating and verifying information from third parties

Communicating and responding to queries internally and from the client, assisting team leaders and managers in resolving such queries.

Manage, administer and account for portfolios.

Perform checks within the team (in the absence of the team leader)

 

REQUIREMENTS:

A B.Com or similar, Accounting, Economics or Investments background
Strong knowledge of the operations of the fund management industry and trade life cycle
Experience in Asset Management portfolio administration and pricing
Experience with investment products (including Unit Trusts, Multi-Manager, Segregated Portfolios, ETF’s, Pooled products) either locally or internationally an advantage

Business Process Analyst

A large retailer is looking for a CA(SA) to work wit key business users to support the Accounting and Finance processes with the company’s Oracle Financials instance. (EE position)

DUTIES:

Facilitating efficient and effective Accounting and Finance business processes for users in the Production environment, Business areas include Accounting, General Ledger, Asset Management, Planning and Budgeting.

Monitoring incoming business requirements to ensure that End User needs are addressed. The position will work with the user community to understand requested changes, provide guidance on timelines for implementation and to assist in the rollout of system changes.

Qualification, analysis and change control for the RTR Business Processes in the ERP system.

Working closely with the other Work streams to understand the interdependencies between Business Analytics and other Business Processes with the integrated ERP system landscape.

Assisting End Users to resolve routine problems, identifying root causes of quality problems and proposing sustainable solutions.

Supporting training for new and modified business processes as required.

Assist with development and maintenance of global/departmental policies and procedures

Establish data quality metrics, standards, improvement opportunities to better support Accounting and Finance business needs.

REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to decompose complex processes into sub-processes

Ability to build strong relationships with peers and leaders by building trust and credibility; strong collaboration skills.

Effective management of individuals without reporting to authority to achieve goals and meet deadlines

Proficient user of technology.

Proficient user of Oracle EBS and Hyperion

Oracle EBS and Hyperion, with specific focus on a multi-currency/country environment

Bcom in Accounting (or equivalent).

CA(SA).

Strong business acumen with 3 – 5 years plus of Record to Report experience

Demonstrated ability to train, teach, or coach business professionals.

Proven problem solving skills.

Experience with root cause analysis techniques.

Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment; self-motivated to in an independent and collaborative mode.

Client Services-Fund Manager SA

If you love financial markets and enjoy interacting with clients this role is a good fit. You must be able to travel locally and present on technical topics with confidence whilst building on client relationships.

Description:

  • Act as custodian for a specific group of clients.
  • Being the conduit for all institutional clients between investment and operations teams and ongoing meeting of clients’ requirements
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with these clients, as well as designated consultants and potential clients
  • Ensure clients are in the right product for their needs
  • Be aware of CFM’s full product range and make clients aware of alternative products where appropriate
  • Coordinate and manage the mandate process and any other client-related matters
  • Client interaction, report backs and information sharing to targeted client groups
  • Client development
  • Presenting to clients with gravitas
  • Keep clients abreast of market events on a regular basis

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