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Accounts Technician - Gaborone

Company Bryte Insurance Company Limited
Reference # AT
Published 07/04/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gaborone, South East, Botswana
Introduction
The role holder will be responsible to ensure all receipts are allocated timeously and accurately in accordance with Bryte Risk Services internal processes, procedures and policies. The Account Technician will also be also be responsible to investigate and follow up on all unallocated receipts with stakeholders internally and externally. Effective Management of Petty Cash
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Insurance
Specification
Key Tasks & Accountabilities

Effective management of printing reports and statements

•Obtain information accurately and timeously,
•Allocate receipts to all of the various sub systems of Bryte
•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

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
•Conduct spot checks of petty cash
•Ensure adherence to internal processes and procedures


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
•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

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 Bryte
•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 amounts outstanding are not excessive
•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

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

Relationships

Internal / External

• Market Underwriting and Sales, Policy Administration, Brokers, Clients


Requirements
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.

Knowledge

•Sound knowledge of accounting practices
•Financial and business acumen
•Good people management knowledge.
•Sound knowledge of Bryte organizational structure
•In-depth knowledge and understanding of relevant company policies, processes and procedures
•Sound internal network
•Knowledge of relevant IT systems
•Knowledge of People Management policies.

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.
Job Closing Date 20/04/2021
   
   
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