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Financial Accountant

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

General Reinsurance Africa Ltd (a subsidiary of General Reinsurance AG) currently offers a permanent position opportunity for a Financial Accountant in our Cape Town office.

Your Role:

Main Purpose of the Job

Fulfilling the Financial Accountant position

Context of Role

Finance department consists of 6. This position will report to the Financial Manager.

Job Description:

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Processing and reporting of management expenses
  • Monthly reporting of technical results
  • Managing cash-flow
  • Management of accounts receivables
  • Reconciling general ledger accounts
  • Completion of annual expense budgets
  • Completion of monthly VAT returns
  • Processing of salary and other month-end journals
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Processing of reinsurance technical accounts
  • Completion of certain sections of quarterly US-GAAP and other reporting packages
  • Completion of regulatory returns
  • Various ad-hoc responsibilities from time to time


  • CA (SA)
  • No reinsurance experience needed, although this would be an advantage
  • SAP experience would be an advantage


  • Very good IT skills (Excel and Word)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • An enquiring mind
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team, deal with people at all levels and in all areas of the business
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, while remaining flexible to deal with changing work demands
  • Excellent organisational skills combined with a high level of attention to detail

Does this sound exciting?

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act and in line with our employment equity policy. Please submit your CV together with details of your salary expectations.


Human Resources

Our Address:

2nd Floor, South Wing, Granger Bay Court, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront,
Cape Town, 8002 (South Africa)
P. O. Box 444 Cape Town, 8000 (South Africa)

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