Job title: Head of Fund Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, GP
Job published: 17/11/2023
Job ID: 54305

Job Description

Exceptional opportunity to join an established Employee Benefits team who seek a Head of Fund Accounting to join their team. Join a team who are passionate and have a solid track record of providing service excellence to their clients. Role reports to the COO.


  • Liaise with Executive Team on strategic vision fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships 
  • Assist with development and negotiation of contracts 
  • Improve automation process utilising technology 
  • Ensure sufficient controls are in place and that relevant documents are approved and available for audit 
  • Liaise with COO/Deputy COO ensure program success by cost analysis support and compliance with contract and program requirements 
  • Maintain systems of control, safeguard financial assets of funds. Oversee program, coordinate activities of independent auditors 
  • Resolve audit issues, ensure compliance is met 
  • Supervise production of monthly reports for Executive Team and Board of Directors 
  • Supervise and manage system controls and enhance streamlining of workflow 
  • Drive company compliance and policies 
  • Ensure regular reporting on compliance breaches and progress on mitigation and management plans 
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements 
  • Implement controls to mitigate fraudulent activities 
  • Improve automation of monthly management reports and board packs 
  • Attend board and committee meetings 
  • Develop and implement staff growth plans 
  • Prepare, review and present ad hoc reports and accurate reports for Trustee meetings 
  • Review queries or inquiries by members within relevant tim


  • Minimum of CA(SA)/ CIMA qualified
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience within fund accounting and employee benefits
  • Advanced MS Office proficiency
  • Must have excellent relationship building skills
  • Excellent team manager who develops their team 
  • Strong business acumen, with exceptional analytical skills
  • High attention to detail