Graduate Accountant - Financial Reporting

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Title: Graduate Accountant - Financial Reporting
Reference No: HRL 03-19
Location: Suva
Type: Full-Time
Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the above position reporting to the Assistant Manager Finance and based at Level 5 BSP Life Centre, Thomson Street, Suva.

Job Summary

This person will support the Assistant Manager Finance in carrying out the financial reporting function for BSP Life (Fiji) Limited and BSP Health Care (Fiji) Limited including preparation of consolidated financial accounts, driving annual company budgets, performing General Ledger Reconciliations, doing statutory reporting, detailed expenditure analyses & reporting and management of the Fixed Asset Register.

Responsibilities

  1. Assist in the preparation of BSP Life Group's monthly accounts and ensure it is provided to management (AMF/MF&AO/FC/CFO) in a timely manner.
  2. Assist in preparing BSP Life Group's monthly management reports, quarterly board reports and statutory reporting to Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF). Also prepare ad hoc reports for BSP PNG
  3. Ensure assigned GL reconciliations are completed within agreed upon timelines. Review reconciliations from other departments and compile outstanding issues for escalation to Operational Risk and higher management (AMF/MF&AO/FC/CFO). Also conduct data integrity meetings with respective departments to discuss on any business issues. 
  4. Prepare Expense Analysis for assigned cost centres and provide reports to stakeholders on a timely basis. Also ensure monthly meetings are conducted to assist departments with their queries. Initiate Cost Conscious Culture across the company.
  5. Prepare quarterly, annual returns and other disclosures to RBF for BSP Life Group in a timely manner.
  6. Assist in the preparation of annual budgets for BSP Life Group. Also assist in preparing of the forecasts for each quarter or as directed by higher management.
  7. Assist in preparation of tax returns and handle taxation matters for the Group to ensure timely lodgment of returns to FRCA.
  8. Assist with preparation of half yearly and yearly consolidated financial accounts within the set time frame and ensure they are in compliance with International Accounting Standards and other regulations.
  9. Assist with half year and annual reviews by External Auditors and also assist in preparation of the consolidated financial accounts.
  10. Assist in preparation of the monthly consolidation for BSP Life Group and other monthly head office reports within the set time frame.
  11. Assist to develop and update/review Finance policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date at all times.
  12. Assist the Senior Accountant in the management of the reinsurance process.
  13. Ensure appropriate management of BSP Life's Fixed Assets Register to ensure records are properly recorded and reported to the Management of the Group.
  14. Assist in the management of the Group's chart of accounts and general ledger accounts.
  15. Assist in any ad hoc task assigned by the Senior Accountants, Assistant Manager Finance, Manager Finance & Operations, Financial Controller or the Chief Financial Officer.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • A Degree in Accounting and/or Finance with at least one year of relevant practical experience in preparing financial reports to International Accounting standards and Companies Act and Management;
  • Member of FIA or other internationally recognised accounting body;
  • Intermediate technical skills in Industry Knowledge;
  • Intermediate Numeracy /Financial technical skills;
  • Intermediate technical skills in Compliance/Legislation;
  • Good planning skills, time management and organizing ability;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

This is a demanding yet satisfying role within a growing organization and an appropriate salary package will be negotiated to secure a high caliber candidate.

Applications including detailed CVs should be marked addressed as follows:-

CONFIDENTIAL

"Graduate Accountant - Financial Reporting"

The Head of Human Resources

BSP Life (Fiji) Limited

Level 7 BSP Life Centre

Thomson Street

Private Mail Bag

Suva

Applications may also be emailed to vacancies@bsplife.com.fj

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 01 March 2019


Date Posted: 12/02/2019