Financial Accountant

  • Tower Insurance
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time Banking & Financial

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

Tower turned 150 years old two years ago and we are on an exciting transformation journey as we believe customers deserve better. We have been in Fiji since 1874 and love looking after our customers in terms of car, contents, house, commercial, rural or travel insurance needs. We are also the oldest insurer in the Pacific and we have an exciting growth strategy across the Pacific which includes Fiji, PNG, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and the Solomons.

To help us on this journey, we are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Finance team in Suva as a Financial Accountant. In this role, you will contribute to the success of our Pacific business by supporting the Finance function.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Business partnering with key stakeholders
  • Managing the day-to-day finance function for your respective territory
  • Preparation and Presentation of Monthly Management Accounts
  • Preparing Financial Statements for multiple entities with consolidation in accordance with Accounting Standards
  • Coordinating and Liaising on activities and tasks across departments and across different countries
  • Maintaining and monitoring investments spread across Pacific Countries.
  • Ensuring all management expenses are in line with operations and plan.
  • Monitoring Credit control for Pacific Countries
  • Completing month-end tasks and liaising with Head Office in New Zealand on finance functions
  • Completing key reconciliations and participating in peer reviews
  • Finance system and Process Improvement
  • Stakeholder management for various entities and countries.
  • Accurately preparing and submitting regulatory returns and reports

To be successful in these roles, you will have the following:

  • Have a Degree in Accounting and related fields, CPA/CA would be added advantage.
  • Minimum two to three years’ experience at a similar role.
  • Demonstrate positive financial control and risk management culture.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and have had
    exposure to accounts payable systems. Knowledge of ERP systems like Oracle will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise and manage time efficiently with high attention to detail.

In return, this is what we can offer:

  • An exciting journey in an area of the business, which is different, challenging and poised for growth.
  • An inclusive culture where you can bring your whole self to the office and work with our friendly teams.
  • A strong leadership group dedicated to creating an environment for your success and progression.
  • If you are energetic and ready for a change, this job opportunity awaits youl

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with three referees with contact details.

Closing Date

Applications can be emailed to shamirali@towerinsurance.com.fj before the 15 of June, 2021.

Job Functions

Accountant

Industry

Banking & Financial Services

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only