Accounts Technician – Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

 

Description

Who we are

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. With about 60,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. We help individuals, small and medium sized companies and global corporations around the world understand and protect themselves from risk by offering a wide range of insurance products, solutions and advisory services. 

 

Our opportunity

·         The Zurich Accounts Technician’s role is to ensure all receipts are allocated timeously and accurately in accordance with Zurich Insurance Company internal processes, procedures and policies.

·         To investigate and follow up on all unallocated receipts with stakeholders internally and externally.

·         Effective Management of Petty Cash. 

 

Knowledge 

·         Sound knowledge of  accounting practices

·         Financial and business acumen

·         Good people management knowledge

·         Sound knowledge of Zurich organizational structure

·         In-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant company policies, processes and procedures

·         Sound internal network

·         Knowledge of relevant IT systems

 

 

Your role

Key Tasks and Responsibilities 

1)    Effective management of printing reports and statements 

·         Obtain information accurately and timeously

·         Obtains and maintains a record of Reinsurance premium and Reinsurance Claim Recoveries

·         Allocate receipts to all of the various sub systems of Zurich

·         Liaise with the bank on a daily basis to gather any further information required to process transaction

·         Respond quickly to requests, taking care to gather, collate and check the correct information before responding to the client

·         Maintain confidentiality in respect of all client information

·         Follow up all queries and transactions until resolved or escalate to the team leader if unable to settle

·         Raise any system errors or enhancements to the controller  to assist in practical application for system users

 

2)    Effective cash management-Daily Banking and Petty Cash control 

·         Ensure own adherence to any cash management procedures that in place

·         Sign safe key register to ensure safety of petty cash and that safe keys are accounted for daily

·         Ensure that registers are signed daily

·         Ensure cash ups are done daily and reconciled weekly

·         Ensure adherence to internal processes and procedures

 

3)    Effective generation of monthly reconciliation reports 

·         Gather bank statements and print relevant information from the system

·         Ensure entries processed through the bank statement and in the general ledger are in alignment with figures in the cash book

·         Generate summary reports to provide to the controller for review

·         Reconciles RI statements and ensures that premiums and claim recoveries are matched and cleared so that the statements reflect a true and fair position

·         Provide explanations for identified discrepancies and do any adjustments as identified by the controller timeously and accurately

·         Make suggestions and recommendations to the controller  regarding process enhancements or any trends identified

·         Ensure adherence to all internal processes, policies and procedures

 

4)    Effective management of transaction allocation (receipting and journals)

 

·         Process information accurately and timeously, monitoring information on the system to identify and trace all transactions that require allocation and taking corrective action where necessary

·         Allocate receipts to all of the various sub systems of Zurich

·         Ensure all monies are allocated to the correct business area through the system

·         Liaise with the bank on a daily basis to gather any further information required to process transaction

·         Respond quickly to requests, taking care to gather, collate and check the correct information before responding to the client

·         Maintain confidentiality in respect of all client information

·         Follow up all queries and transactions until resolved or escalate to the team leader if unable to settle

·         Ensure that amounts are cleared before they reach 90 days

·         Become familiar with deposit action to assist in allocation

·         Ensure the allocation of premiums from brokers to debtors accounts is conducted timeously and accurately

·         Raise any system errors or enhancements to the controller  to assist in practical application for system users

 

5)    Daily processing  of  SAP Accounts Payable

 

·         Ensure follow up on unresolved queries from suppliers and internal stakeholders

·         Ensure all queries are resolved timeously

·         Ensure all expenses are debited to relevant accounts before the close off of month end

·         Assess and escalate issues to management timeously

 

Your Skills and Experience 

Qualifications/Experience:

 

·         Diploma.  Studying towards a relevant degree would be beneficial

·         A minimum of 3 years working experience in a financial role, preferably within the Financial Services Sector

Technical Skills

·         Strong organizational skills

·         Be methodical

·         Act purposefully

·         Able to prioritize effectively

·         Able to manage self

·         Sound reconciliation skills

·         Good mathematical skills

·         Time Management

·         Ability to work under pressure

·         Sound PC knowledge (Microsoft Office)

·         Exercise common sense.

·         Conflict management.

 

 Additional Information

 

·         This role is based at our office in Gabarone, Botswana

·         This is a fixed-term 5 month Contract

·         Your application will only be considered should you meet the minimum requirements of the vacancy.

·         If you have not received a response within 14 days from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

·         The company reserves the right not to fill this position.

·         If you are looking for an opportunity to grow and develop and truly be part of a global family, please click on the “Apply online” button and complete your personal profile.

·         **Internal candidates, please ensure you have informed your Line Manager of your application.

 

·         Kindly review your application from time to time to monitor the status of your application.

 

Primary Location

: Botswana-South-East-Gaborone

Schedule

: Full-time

Travel

: No

Job Posting

: 09/06/16

Unposting Date

: 09/20/16

 

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