IFRS 17 Technical Accountant – Johannesburg office

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IFRS 17 Technical Accountant

Johannesburg Office
QED is expanding its IFRS 17 team, and we are offering a role for a technical accountant who has insurance accounting experience and a desire to assist a range of clients across Africa to implement and then report under IFRS 17. The candidate will report directly to the Associate Director who heads up the IFRS 17 implementation team.
  • Develop, under the guidance of the Associate Director, a thorough understanding of IFRS 17, from an accounting perspective
  • Assist clients across Africa to develop their IFRS 17 chart of accounts and the level of aggregation appropriate for the general ledger
  • Become an accredited RiskIntegrity TM IFRS17 software user which is software developed by Moody’s Analytics and used by QED and some of its clients
  • Implement (or guide the implementation of) the client’s chart of accounts into the above software
  • Assist with the validation of the journal postings produced by the RiskIntegrity TM IFRS17 software for various clients
  • Interact and communicate with clients and clients’ auditors when needed
  • Interact with other IFRS17 specialists including IT and actuarial
  • Potential to manage other Technical Accountants as the IFRS 17 team grows
  • A BCom (Accounting) degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' insurance accounting experience, preferably from both a life and short-term insurance perspective
  • Experience with setting up a chart of accounts and some exposure to IFRS 17 would be an advantage
  • High level of technical expertise and application
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply new technical skills especially relating to IFRS 17
  • Ability to work to a deadline, giving regular feedback on progress
  • Willingness to travel to non-South African based clients from time to time
Send your CV to Carien Scheepers at carien.scheepers@qedact.com by 18 September 2019
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