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We at PPS are proud of our unique and unmatched business model of “mutuality” in South Africa. Our financial strength and exceptional growth trends inspire a sense of confidence in PPS. Social responsibility is a fundamental part of who we are, and we are recognised as a company of value, integrity and repute. We are committed to transformation and believe in celebrating our dynamic and diverse workforce.​

We offer our employees the kind of environment where everyone matters. We recognise the value of work-life balance and have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of our people and their families. Collaboration is encouraged and rewarded.

We are dedicated to developing people in their roles and offer a stimulating and challenging work environment geared towards growth and innovation. Regular performance feedback is an integral part of our culture and our robust performance management system drives consistency and fairness.

We believe in rewarding our people fairly and offer competitive and flexible benefits. Our people are recognised through various programmes and initiatives, designed to acknowledge their contributions and incentivise exceptional performance.

Gauteng

Position: Group Compliance Specialist (4S1)                                                                            

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Department: Group Compliance

Reporting Line: Manager: Group Compliance

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

To implement compliance risk management solutions within strategic guidelines and policies and to facilitate the management of compliance risks and breaches within the Business Unit through application of accepted risk management principles.

Scope:

 

Reporting to the Manager: Group Compliance, the successful incumbent will be responsible for proactively and constructively assisting business in managing its responsibility to comply with all regulatory items and minimise compliance risks through the provision of advice and guidelines to operational management through the application of risk management principles, policies, processes and procedures. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Project management and implementation of key compliance projects
  • Identify gaps or potential deficiencies in compliance and other business areas and resolve
  • Presentations to members of Exco, or key resource used by Exco, for delivery of projects
  • Risk Assessment of Regulatory items
  • Comments on draft bills and other draft regulatory requirements
  • Maintain compliance risk assessments and compliant risk management plans for prioritised regulatory items on CURA
  • Developed and maintained compliance monitoring plans
  • Compliance monitoring activities
  • Recommended corrective actions – prescribing and escalations
  • Manage corrective action.
  • Manage complaints
  • Manage breaches and risk exposures
  • Implementation of requirements arising from new and amended regulatory items
  • Compliance training on regulatory items
  • Training on compliance methodology
  • Compliance reporting
  • Provide advice to business on compliance matters and implementation of controls, including control effectiveness assessments
  • Support business in providing necessary updates on CURA

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s degree (law or commerce)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance Management

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience in financial services compliance, long-term insurance experience will receive preference
  • Knowledge of Financial Services Regulatory Environment
  • Legislative Knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Compliance Risk Management Methodology
  • Working knowledge of CURA (advantageous)
  • Ability to write, communicate and interpret legislative requirement at the appropriate level
  • Ability to implement annual compliance plan
  • Ability to advise business on compliance matters

 

Professional Designation/s:

  • Licenced FAIS Cat I compliance officer

 

Strategic Orientation:

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial services regulatory environment
  • Acts with confidence and works independently within a team environment
  • Provides input to Compliance strategies and plans

 

Communication:

  • Is articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of audiences on all levels
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Latest MS Office packages, particularly Excel, Word and Power-point

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written skills
  • Facilitation
  • Conflict Handling
  • Influencing
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Judgments
  • Operational Management
  • Collaborative
  • Sense of urgency
  • Results & Learning orientation

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Damage Moderator (3D)                                                                                             

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Business Unit: Short Term Insurance

Reporting Line:  Short Term Technical Operation Manager

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

PPS Short Term Insurance is looking for a suitable candidate who will be responsible for managing the costs and risks associated with repair of vehicles. They will need to ensure PPS Short Term Insurance (STI) adheres to the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) code of conduct in terms of the coding when writing off of vehicles. This role will be responsible for ensuring that the customer vehicle warranties are upheld during the repair process. The successful incumbent must ensure repairs are done within the prescribed turnaround time and to the prescribed standards to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Approval of  all Repair quotations:
    • Confirming if a new, alternative or used part should be use for the approved vehicle repairs
    • Ensuring that the correct repairer is selected for warranty and non-warranty repairs
    • Checking labour hours, parts and repairs are allocated and approved correctly
    • Ensuring that only PPS STI approved Preferred Service providers are used for the repair of all vehicles
    • Managing the service levels of panel beaters
    • Panel beater liaison and relationship management
    • Damage Assessor liaison and relationship management
    • Third Party Liability cost management
    • Reviewing the final repair cost ensuring that PPS STI is correctly billed 
    • Complaints management
    • Conducting regular audits on repairs and providers to ensure the required standards and service level agreements (SLAs) are met
    • Record keeping which clearly reflects the cost savings and efficiencies within the repairs process 

 

Education:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Audatex Qualified
  • VDQ Member
  • CFE (Advantage for Fraud Identification)

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in assessing and moderation
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Short Term Insurance environment

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Vehicle assessing
  • Moderation
  • Investigation / Auditing
  • Costing
  • Customer service
  • Complaint resolution
  • Excellent communication - verbal and written
  • Results-orientated
  • Procurement
  • Attention to detail

 

Competencies:

  • Applying expertise and knowledge
  • Working with people
  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Effective communication
  • Results-orientation

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Senior Manager: Group Finance (4D)                                                                           

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Business Unit: Group Finance

Reporting Line:  Chief Financial Controller

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Controller, the Senior Manager: Finance will be responsible for investment accounting, reporting both internally, IFRS as well as liaison with investment managers and IntIA. The successful incumbent will oversee all operational functions as well as financial control and accounting of the PPS Property Trust.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the balancing of portfolio’s including Risk reserve, Profit share account and preretirement option
  • Responsible for budgeting of IAA related transactions, reinsurance as well as exits and investment numbers
  • Investment accounting, including policyholder assets and IntIA
  • Overseeing IAA related general ledger (GL) entries and interpretations/integrity of numbers
  • Overseeing the execution of investment mandates
  • Responsible for management accounts and IFRS Annual financial statements input regarding IAA transactions and all investment related transactions
  • Overseeing the preparation of all regulatory returns including FSCA, PA and NAMFISA
  • Cash forecasting and funding of accounts
  • Balancing of all portfolios in line with mandates
  • Approval of all balance sheet reconciliations relating to IAA and investments
  • Providing input into the tax calculations regarding investments
  • All functions of the PPS Property fund trust, including liaison with the property manager and all accounting and reporting

 

Education:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • B Com Hons

 

Experience:

  • Experience in investment accounting and liaising with an investment manager
  • IFRS9 experience
  • Experience in the automation of investment accounting systems
  • Long-term insurance accounting including premiums, claims commissions and policyholder liabilities
  • Long-term insurance regulatory reporting
  • Project management experience including obtaining data from external stakeholders for regulatory reporting

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Adept in the use of the latest MS Office package, particularly Excel, Word and Power-point

 

Competencies:

  • Analytical
  • Able to prioritise
  • Able to work under pressure
  • High level of accuracy
  • Able to work independent
  • Excellent people management skills

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Actuarial Analyst (3D)                                                                                                  

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Business Unit: Actuarial Services

Reporting Line: Head of Valuations

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to Head of Valuations, the role will be responsible for analysing risk evaluation data and coordinating, preparing, and performing actuarial analyses, which are required when developing new products, projecting future results and repricing existing products. The role will have interaction with other teams within the Actuarial Services department, as well as with other departments within the PPS Group, interacting with the Head of Actuarial Function’s team and the Group’s external auditors.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Development of actuarial models for existing and future business, and the implementation of these on the Prophet and other relevant system
  • Conducting regular actuarial investigations, including sickness and mortality investigations and analysis of surplus
  • Conducting the FSV and Embedded values calculations for financial reporting
  • Regular development of solvency calculation models to ensure they’re in line regulatory and business requirements
  • Providing support with compilation of and regular report related to the ORSA
  • Assistance with completion of valuator, statutory, QRT and ASISA returns
  • Assisting with ensuring integrity of data for valuation work and experience investigations, and implementation of processes and systems to improve on the quality of data used
  • Providing actuarial support to various other areas, and the broader business
  • Analysing PPS data and experience to better support the broader business in its functions
  • Producing monthly reports on the business experience
  • Compilation of management reports and special investigations from time to time
  • Alignment of PPS Actuarial functions with published ASSA Guidance notes, and other regulatory requirements

 

Education:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Completed University Degree majoring in Actuarial Science, honours is preferable
  • Making good progress with actuarial exams, with at least 5 CTs

 

Experience:

 

  • Must have 3 years’ relevant experience
  • Exposure to IFRS 17

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of actuarial principles and retail insurance products
  • Knowledge and background of the financial services industry
  • Key interest in developing a career in the valuation, balance sheet management and experience investigation
  • Computer literate, strong Excel skills required, Access, SQL skills would be of benefit
  • Prophet knowledge and use
  • Strong administration skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Prophet knowledge and use

 

Competencies:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication Analytically minded 
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills 
  • Analysis
  • Strategic oriented
  • Quality orientation
  • Self-starter 
  • Motivated and motivational 
  • Teamwork

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Commercial Underwriter (3E) (3 months Fixed Term Temp Contract)                    Carolyn Mouton                                                           

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Business Unit: Short Term Insurance

Reporting Line: Head of Operations

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of this job is to manage the risks associated with the commercial lines Short-Term Insurance business by providing technical underwriting expertise for the development and implementation of products with rating, underwriting and business rules, for advice to internal and external stakeholders, for decisions impacting growth and profitability.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Underwriting Rules, Policies and Governance:
    • Drafting technical policy and clause wording, underwriting manual and rules
    • Developing and establishing underwriting mandates for staff
    • Reviewing policies on a regular basis and updating and implementing changes to these policies
    • Developing and maintaining an underwriting governance process (this will include conducting audits, ensuring compliance to processes and proactively identifying risk areas)
    • Maintaining comprehensive records of all activities and service level agreement (SLA) compliance
    • Ensuring that the governance of underwriting instructions is implemented
    • Identifying corrective actions and monitoring the implementation thereof to address profit and growth across commercial lines
  • Underwriting advice, growth and profitability:
    • Providing technical underwriting and specialist advice and solutions to all internal stakeholders, ensuring client delight/centricity
    • Providing support where referral or unique risk is undefined or outside of the mandate
    • Remaining abreast of local developments on all classes of business, ensuring that relevant changes are made
    • Proposing business solutions to the management team
    • Interpreting the survey report requirements, deciding on actual requirements to be implemented
    • Analysing the profitability of complex multi-claimant or renewal individual policies and advising on corrective actions
    • Drawing profitability reports, advising and influencing PPS management on decisions to be taken
    • Determining and implementing amendments to pricing models and new covers

 

Education:

  • NQF 4: Grade 12
  • (Preferred) relevant B Degree or NQF 5 Diploma
  • Relevant industry courses / seminars
  • FAIS credits (compulsory) for commercial business
  • RE5 (Representatives)
  • Fit and Proper

 

Experience:

  • 3-6 years’ experience in Personal and Commercial lines Short Term Insurance   
  • 2-5 Years’ experience in underwriting of short-term insurance business         
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel    

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Financial Services regulatory environment
  • Thorough understanding of FAIS
  • Thorough knowledge of Commercial underwriting

 

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to influence and use initiative to drive targets
  • Analytical thinker
  • Sense of urgency and ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Applying expertise and knowledge
  • Working with people
  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Adhering to Principles and Values
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Effective communication
  • Results orientation

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Professional Front Office Agent X4 (2C)                                                                    

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Department: Life Operations

Reporting Line: Team Manager Member Services

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

A member of the primary contact team reporting to the Team Manager: Member Services. This role will be responsible for providing a professional service to PPS members and associated parties via an Omni-channel contact centre model. Customer interaction via all available contact channels will be part of this individual responsibilities and will entail shift work (between 7am and 9pm on weekdays and on Saturdays)

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responding to customer needs through all omni-channel contact points
  • Engaging and professionally responding to customer contact, regardless of the channel. Contact will be primarily inbound, however outbound campaigns are also an integral part of this job function
  • Taking ownership of customer requests from receipt to conclusion
  • Identifying and escalating issues to supervisors
  • Providing product and service information to all customers
  • Researching required information using available resources
  • Researching, identifying, and resolving customer complaints using applicable software
  • Routing calls to appropriate people where required
  • Documenting all call information according to standard operating procedures
  • Following up customer calls where necessary
  • Completing call logs and reports
  • Taking ownership of service level standards and ensuring that they are reached consistently
  • In addition to their regular duties of answering customers basic questions, a Professional Front Office Agent are responsible for handling complaints that are too complex to be handled by junior employees

 

Assisting management and the Support Team: 

  • Agreeing duties with team members in order to achieve operational targets, including prioritisation and work schedules
  • Responsible for enforcing PPS’s training and development programme; they may also be assigned a junior employee to mentor
  • Executing policies and procedures related to service delivery in Operations and between other areas
  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders

 

Keeping track of customer trends:

  • Using available software to document each customer interaction to help streamline the customer service processes, observing trends to report back to the Product Development team
  • Identifying process and procedure improvements and making recommendations to streamline and simplify processes
  • Escalating system failures to the appropriate support team in order for the team to stay productive
  • Recognising, documenting, and alerting the management team of trends in customer calls

 

Maintaining Product Expertise:

  • Acting as an expert in the products offered by PPS in order to answer customer complaints and questions. This requires taking initiative to master every feature and benefit of each product

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • A 3-year tertiary qualification (Degree/BTech) with relevance business orientation

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 3+ years’ customer service experience
  • 2+ years’ working experience in call centre AND back office processing is a clear advantage

 

Computer Literacy:

  • MS Office package, particularly Internet, Outlook and Excel

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Relating to customers                   
  • Communicating in writing             
  • Communicating orally                   
  • Quality orientated                       
  • Reliable                                         
  • Customer focused
  • Resilient
  • Results-driven

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: Short Term Personal Lines Sales Consultant (2C)                                                    

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Department: Short Term

Reporting Line: Short Term: Sales Support & Enablement

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

To sell and market PPS Short Term products to direct clients via an outbound model.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Contacting short term insurance clients to assist with short term insurance quotes
  • Comparing quotations to existing insurance held
  • Following up continuously on all leads and quotes
  • Recording reasons and feedback for all leads and quotes
  • Achieving sales targets
  • Achieving premium written targets
  • Achieving conversion ratios - quotes to sales - in accordance with agreed targets
  • Achieve quote ratios
  • Building a positive and professional image of PPS
  • Dealing with sales telephone enquiries on all new direct short-term insurance quotes
  • Updating/entering call outcome information on the system for later follow-up or closure
  • Keeping abreast of developments and trends in the industry – self learning/development
  • Ensuring commitment to the FAIS Fit and Proper qualification requirements

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • 150 FAIS credits is a must
  • RE5 qualification is a must

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in Short Term Insurance sales
  • Call centre experience
  • Outbound experience
  • Broker relationships experience will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Short-Term insurance products
  • Computer Literate (MS Office Package)

 

Competencies:

  • Sales driven
  • The ability to sell and to achieve targets
  • Negotiation skills
  • Client consulting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Be able to handle a pressurised environment
  • Be reliable and independent
  • Be flexible and accommodating of change

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position: DevOps Administrator (3A)                                                                                          

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Department: IT

Reporting Line: Manager: IT Operations

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of this role is to design and implement build, deployment, and configuration management. This include handling code deployments in all environments effectively within the DevOps.

Scope:

Reporting to the Manager: IT Operations, the incumbent will be required to provide support, build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Performing complex technical, analytical and professional services involving program/member services and evaluation
  • Implementing departmental and industry best-practices security standards
  • Providing after-hour standby and support
  • Improving infrastructure and application development
  • Implementing and administering the in-house developed and vendor applications
  • Deployment migration and integration
  • Handling code deployments in all environments
  • Setting up and document operational procedures (maintenance, user administration, server standards, etc)
  • Planning and coordinate security measures alongside network administrators
  • Ensuring that the system is running smoothly
  • Integrating old systems data with the new system
  • Testing and coordinating modifications
  • Troubleshooting and correcting issues as they arise
  • Adding new users to the system as needed
  • Managing CI and CD tools with the team and collaborating with other teams to plan and create workflow processes, developing automation procedures and deploying updates
  • Monitoring the application environment, providing capacity trends and highlighting performance bottlenecks
  • Mitigating the risk to ensure minimal downtime and system availability by ensuring best support practices are in place
  • Monitoring and enforcing the usage of procedures
  • Maintaining day-to-day management and administration of projects
  • Creating ways to store, organise, and present data
  • Documenting and designing various processes;
  • Updating existing processes
  • Following change management procedures
  • Technical guidance and educating team members and co-workers on development and operations
  • Brainstorming new ideas and ways to improve development delivery
  • Consulting with peers for feedback during testing stages
  • Developing and maintaining vendor extract/import process

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Systems or Computer Science, engineering, software engineering or Equivalent
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Linux Certification or years of experience

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ solid previous experience in development and operations, or related IT, computer, or operations
  • Solid previous experience with software development, infrastructure development, or development and operations
  • Experience with Linux infrastructures, database SQL (MS SQL), CI/CD tools, scripting such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, .NET, Scrum/Kanban/SAFe, Agile workflow methodologies, Docker – Software Containerization Platform, GitLab
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • 2 -3 years IT operation with strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • 3+ years in Microsoft and Linux Server environment
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options experience implementing operational automation
  • Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures (creating KBs, runbooks, topology etc.)
  • Application support
  • Solid acquaintance with Windows and Linux servers, and security delegation
  • Up-to-date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Linux infrastructures, database SQL (MS SQL), CI/CD tools,
  • Scripting such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, .NET, Scrum/Kanban/
  • SAFe, Agile workflow methodologies,
  • Docker – Software Containerization Platform,
  • GitLab
  • VMWare experience, a plus

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality proposals under multiple and competing deadlines and work extra hours as needed (evenings and weekends).
  • High level of creativity, inspiration, innovation and ability to think "outside the box"
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives

 

Communication:

  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Able to present ideas in user-friendly language

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • A driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent negotiation skills and business acumen
  • Client focused
  • Able to multitask, prioritise, and manage time, efficiently execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Self-motivated and directed; highly organised with keen attention to detail
  • Confident
  • Self-aware
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Teamwork – must be able to work as a member of a team
  • Has a pleasant manner – even under pressure

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

Gauteng

Position:  Operational Finance Manager (4C)                                                                             

Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Business Unit: Life Operations; Operational Finance

Reporting Line: Head: Operational Finance

Location: Johannesburg, Parktown

 

Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Head – Operational Finance, this role is responsible for all components of monthly reporting to Group Finance. This includes involvement and oversight of daily/weekly/monthly processes with respect to collection of premiums, payment of commissions and claims. There must be a focus on simplification and automation. The incumbent will have overall responsibility for the monthly reconciliation processes and involvement in risk management processes and IFRS 17 implementation. This is relevant to both PPS Insurance and PPS Namibia.  Working non-standard business hours will be required from time to time.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

 

Monthly reporting:

  • Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the IAA trial balance for PPS Insurance and PPS Namibia
  • Overseeing and performing all reconciliations
  • Responsible for all other Group Finance regulatory reporting requirements

 

Premium Billing, Collections, Commission and Claims payments:

  • Responsibility/oversight for processes and staff, ensuring that key performance indicators (KPIs) are in place and targets are met
  • Oversight of key business processes such as the calculation and settlement of exit benefits, apportionment calculations, processing, and proof of contribution after tax year
  • Overseeing and reviewing reconciliations
  • Overall responsibility for the Commission Account Analysis; Premium Analysis and reconciliation of Premium in Advance and Premium Waiver
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring day-to-day operational finance systems and processes, ensuring the monthly reporting for all financial processes reporting (Cash Books, Bank accounts and payment processes, Cash Control Accounts; Debtors/Creditors) is done accurately and completely
  • Supporting the Head – Operational Finance in the development of financial and budgetary plans
  • Identifying claims settlement process improvements and implementing these
  • Evaluating and applying international claims settlement requirements and processes, recommending improvements in the process

 

Risk, Compliance and Governance:

  • Ensuring compliance of all Operational Finance services to the defined Security, Risk and Governance frameworks of PPS
  • Managing the operational budget for Operational Finance, ensuring proper governance requirements are adhered to
  • Maintaining and continuously improving policies, standards and procedures to ensure demonstrable regulatory and legal control for all of the organisation’s information and risk from an Operational Finance perspective
  • Maintaining the Operational Finance risk register, contributing results to the corporate dashboard submitted to the Audit and Risk Committees of PPS (together with Head – Operational Finance and Group Risk Function)
  • Completing Operational Finance risk assessments and escalating key issues (where necessary) to the Head – Operational Finance

 

Stakeholder management:

  • Liaising across the subsidiaries, participating in real-time online conversations by answering questions, offering solutions and mediating conversations, developing an Operational Finance team for this purpose

 

People Leadership and Culture: 

  • Providing team leadership, ensuring the effective implementation of strategy through leadership of the management team (setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal) in order to ensure that the highest level of performance is achieved
  • Mentoring team members as needed or required; conducting peer review of key deliverables
  • Creating an environment where people are encouraged to take ownership and use their initiative to find the best way of implementing plans

 

IFRS 17:

  • Assisting the Head – Operational Finance with all IFRS 17 reporting requirements as determined by Group Finance

 

Education:

  • Matric (Grade 12)
  • CA(SA) / BCom (Hons)

 

Experience:

  • At least 8 years post articles experience
  • Management experience (2+ years)
  • Industry experience (10+ years)
  • Financial/administration experience
  • Experience in drafting management and statutory reporting (annual financial statements, etc)
  • Experience in the development and enhancement of current business processes

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Up to date knowledge of IFRS
  • Understanding of the new Accounting Standards (i.e. IFRS 17)
  • The candidate must have an ability to identify automation opportunities and therefore an understanding of how the operations systems are functioning
  • Must consistently meet deadlines

 

Competencies:

  • Complex problem-solving
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Innovation and forward thinking
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Leading teams

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

Please send your applications to recruitment@pps.co.za

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