Aquarius Recruitment Specialists

11 job(s) at Aquarius Recruitment Specialists

Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 24, 2017
Permanent
Operations Ensuring all day to day tasks are completed within agreed timeframes and SLA’s Ensuring the completion of all initial and ongoing due diligence on fund managers and counterparties Reviewing, drafting and authorising of all agreements Develop and manage the preparation and completion of board pack reports for the ManCo Liaise with both the local compliance and risk management teams for the escalation issues to the regulator where appropriate Ensure errors are logged in the appropriate systems and escalations are made in accordance with agreed standards, appropriately within the ManCo Provide oversight and consultation to ensure root cause of issues are properly identified and actioned Continual review and development of the control, procedure and policy environment of the ManCo Operational Performance Ensures compliance with applicable laws, service standards, company policies and procedures and agreed operational and control processes Ensures that all client related fiduciary and administrative duties are undertaken in a timely and effective basis Financial Performance Responsibility for ensuring all fees and profitability are in line with the Company’s standards  Leadership and Talent Management Provides leadership and management guidance which mirrors the organizational vision and values Set standard for professionalism through exemplary conduct and teamwork at all times to develop the same in others. Ensures professional development plan is in place for self and any subordinates with clear understanding of roles and responsibilities   Key skills  Has the credibility and gravitas to interact and develop business relationships both internally and externally Is focused on delivering against business goals to create value Deep understanding of the technical and operational requirements Challenges, harnesses and nurtures the talents of people at all levels Strong understanding and experience of the regulatory environment
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 24, 2017
Permanent
Quantitative role within small multi-managed investment team. Apply your knowledgeof best practice modelling techniques & technical skills to assess investment decisionmaking; motivate optimal asset allocations; and asset manager combinations acrossa range of portfolios. Opportunity to work closely with analysts to improve decisionmakingand impose quantitative rigour on investment process. Opportunity to bedirectly responsible for the fixed interest manager universe and fixed interestmanager portfolio research. Bring your strong technical skills to bear on an assetmanagement environment. Influence investment decision-making and contribute tobuilding robust portfolios. Cement your reputation in the investment industryEnsure investment decision making subject to quantitative scrutiny by attributing keydecisions using both internal and external modelsMotivate a robust asset-liability investment strategy for institutional clients in thecontext of Solvency 2 and other pertinent legislationImprove consistency of manager combinations in multi-manager portfolios byapplying advanced statistical techniques to portfolio constructionApply statistical techniques to identify persistence of manager skillMotivate and stress-test strategic asset allocation of inflation-targeting portfolios byapplying best-practice quantitative techniques to portfoliosWork closely with reporting analysts and investment analysts to ensure decisionmakingis based on accurate and reliable dataParticipate in relevant committees and influence key decision-makers in drivingrelevant investment strategy for clients, Keep up to date with industry best practiceScrutinise and develop internal models and ensure investments decisions are basedon accurate, relevant and timely informationOpportunity to be directly responsible for the fixed interest manager universeresearch and fixed interest portfolios QualificationsB.Stats (Hons) / Business Science degree majoring in Finance, Economics, orActuarial Science, Stats/Maths degreeYou have earned or are in the process of earning the CFA/CAIA/FRM designation ExperienceExcellent quantitative skills that have been honed in an asset managementenvironmentPractical knowledge of optimisation techniquesBackground in actuarial or statistical modellingPrevious working experience in an asset manager environmentExperience in ALM modelling and expose to fixed interest manager research wouldbe an advantageThorough and diligent approach to analyzing dataAbility to see big picture and focus on what is importantDeep understanding of sensitivity of outputs to assumptionsAbility to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines, and engage with qualitative teamQuestioning and inquiring mind that can focus on what is relevantConfidence to articulate and defend a positionNot dogmaticLearn from mistakesExcellent attention to detailAbility to interact with teamSystems knowledgeStrong programming and advanced excel (VBA) skills,Working knowledge of advanced statistical package (STATA) and Morningstar anadvantageWorked with INET
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 24, 2017
Permanent
The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all incoming work is seen to timeously, that any pending work is followed up on to ensure that the case is finalised. The consultant will also be responsible for maintaining contact with the Employer Group and/or client during this process. This person will need to be flexible, energetic, and trustworthy, organised, self-disciplined and enjoy working in a team environment.Key Responsibilities Processing of incoming instructions in respect of: New business transactions including the setup and maintenance of Proposals, Special Rules, Schemes, Scheme Users, Member Upload Files and Beneficiary Maintenance Ongoing servicing transactions including employer and member detail maintenance, regular contributions and contribution maintenance, member and scheme status, member switches Validating all incoming instructions with regards to: Various legislative requirements relating to all applicable products Completeness and accuracy of instruction from client/IFA Proof of payment or money transfer Exit events Liaise with employers, scheme advisors and IFA’s regarding the correct implementation of instructions received to meet our service delivery standards Ensuring that all incoming work is captured within the required turnaround times and before relevant cut off times Attending to queries from employers, scheme advisors and IFA’s, internal stakeholders. Providing employers, advisors and clients with superior levels of service Maintaining records of all interactions with all stakeholders Support fellow team members and Team Coordinator Ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time Qualifications and Experience Relevant experience: relevant business qualification and/or job/industry experience would be an advantage. Concurrently, sound knowledge of either the Employee Benefits or Umbrella Fund industry would be advantageous Computer literacy required – MS Office Suite Key skills Dedicated and very focused on details Ability to implement new processes and run with new projects Hands on attitude Build relationships internally and externally Excellent planning and organising skills Key Skills and Competencies Accuracy and Attention to Detail Excellent time management skills Excellent data analysis skills Excellent Verbal and communication skills Ability to function well under pressure Client focused Self-motivated Ability to work effectively as part of a team, but also independently Ability to accept responsibility for all tasks done
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017
Permanent
Job DescriptionEnsure that the organisation is adequately and optimally staffed for the purpose of retaining a competitive advantage within the industry and has the right talent for the future – you will do this by providing a comprehensive and effective recruitment service to Line Managers and HR Business Partner Lead. The main focus of this role is to attract candidates and match them to positions in the organisation in temporary or permanent positions. You will do so within the ambit of a brand ambassador by ensuring a positive candidate experience throughout the entire recruitment and selection processJob Specification:  Relationship Management Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers and HRBP Lead to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needsEnsure that the hiring manager and HRBP Lead are kept up to date with progress of recruitment initiatives in their business/ business areaRecruitment and selection processResponsible for all coordination and administration activities in the recruitment processAct as custodian of the recruitment and selection process by ensuring that the recruitment and selection processes followed, are aligned with company policy and procedure – process ownership Provide professional recruitment support and advice to line, departmental managers and HRBP Lead on recruitment and selection best practice and effective sourcing approaches (i.e. job portals, social media etc.) to attract the right candidate for the roleResponsible for all steps associated with the identification, screening, interviewing - ensuring arrangements such as interview times, dates, job descriptions etc. are in place and communicated to all relevant parties and assessments. Ensure understanding of facilities, operations, benefits, job and career opportunities in the business to provide information /context to candidatesPerform reference and background checks on all applicantsMake appointment and salary recommendations to clients taking all recruitment and selection inputs, including culture and team fit into considerationCandidate SourcingCandidate sourcing and attraction by drafting advertising copy and using a wide range of mediaPerform searches for qualified candidates according to relevant job criteria, using computer databases, networking, internet recruiting resources, social media, cold calls, media, recruiting firms, and employee referralsActively network and generate talent pool and pipeline by remaining in close contact with current employees, potential candidates and their networks (both passive and active)Maintain the candidate databaseRecruitment Administration, Analysis and ReportingEnsure all relevant verification checks are completed before a final hiring decision is madeEnsure all candidate documentation upon completion, is accurate and is sent to the candidate within a reasonable timeframeManage the new employee on boarding process ensuring that all relevant new starter documents are completed and submitted before the deadlineContinuously analyse trends related to sourcing, recruitment methods and industry best practice – participate in forums, conferences to promote and create an awareness of our employer brandEnsure that the weekly recruitment report is up to dateCompliance & AdvisoryEnsure organisation complies with best practice and legislative issues through awareness, communication & trainingAdvise managers and employees on staffing policies and proceduresTraining and developmentFacilitate workshops to train on competency based interviewing techniques/ recruitment and selection etcContribute to team development through knowledge sharingContribute to the up skilling and sharing of best practices with Recruitment team especially other Recruitment Coordinators/ ConsultantsQualifications Relevant Honours Degree Experience3-5 years’ recruitment and sourcing experience within a corporate environment (ideally financial services industry) Skilled in LinkedIn, Google and Boolean search methods for recruiting, recruitment agency experience Vendor management experience MS Office – especially Word and Excel, Outlook and Internet Experience working with candidate management systems i.e. People Fluent Key SkillsStrong written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal and networking skills Exceptional client service orientation Excellent stakeholder management Strong consulting skills Demonstrates excellent interviewing skills Presentation skills Able to work as part of a team as well as independently Ability to work under pressure Resilient Adaptable Good organisational and time management skills Ability to multitask and meet deadlines Attention to detail (thorough) Proactive and action orientated – a sense of urgency Problem solving and decision making Analytical thinking Information monitoring Up-to-date with latest Employment Equity and Labour legislation Up-to-date with developments in Recruitment and Selection industry (best practice, benchmarking etc.)Key CompetenciesDelivering results and meeting customer expectations Relating and networking Analysing Applying expertise and technology Achieving personal work goals and objectives Employment EquityPreference will be given to candidates from designated group
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017
Permanent
Job DescriptionThe purpose of the role is to perform and maintain various strategic financial data and processes for group reporting, external stakeholder communication and key decision-makingJob Specification: The individual in this role will be required to work with a high degree of independence and to present well researched solutions and plans for key focus areas within group finance for final review and consideration by the Group Reporting ManagerThere is a requirement to play a leadership role as project lead in the annual integrated reporting and financial statement process as well as the annual ratings process. This will entail ensuring that all deliverables are compiled and produced within the agreed time frames. It will also include maintaining key relationships with external stakeholders such as rating agenciesThe role is pivotal in supporting the Group Reporting Manager to benchmark current financial information with best-practice and adequately address matters raised by key stakeholdersThe role will also be important in supporting the Group Reporting Manager with producing various strategic financial data analyses required by business for key decision-making purposes and corporate actionsQualifications Chartered Accountant (SA) (requirement) ExperienceMinimum 5 years relevant post-article experience in senior role in (preferably) the short-term insurance industry or alternatively in the long-term insurance industry Extensive financial accounting experience in complex technical environments, including group reporting experience Key SkillsMust have solid accounting and financial reporting capability Must be able to conduct and apply research capability Must be pro-active and results driven Leadership and people management skills Solid interpersonal and relationship building skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate at various levels within the organization Critical thinking capability Conceptual flexibility Keen interest in IFRS, regulatory and companies act developments Key CompetenciesDelivering results and meeting customer expectations Relating and networking Information search and analysing Applying expertise and technology Achieving personal work goals and objectives Planning and organising Excellent communication skills Decision making Adhering to Principles and Values Employment EquityPreference will be given to candidates from designated group
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017
Permanent
ExperienceAt least 3 years of articles including sufficient levels of relevant income tax and VAT exposure in complex organisations or 5 years similar work experienceExperience in a short-term insurance environment would be highly beneficial Knowledge of the VAT Act and ability to interpret requirements; application in a short-term insurance environment would be highly recommended Knowledge of the Income Tax and Securities Transfer Tax Acts; and ability to interpret requirements Knowledge of SASRIA requirements would be highly recommended Key SkillsTaxation and accounting skills Independent research skills Solution oriented and pro-active (self-starter) People management and relationship building skills Excellent communication skills Computer literacy (advance spread sheet capabilities, working knowledge of financial and general ledger systems) Key CompetenciesDelivering results and meeting customer expectations (pro-active and results orientation) Relating and networking, influencing skills Information search and analysis (self-starter), learning and researching Applying expertise and technology Achieving personal work goals and objectives (achievement orientation) Planning and organising Excellent communication skills (including writing and reporting) Working with people – team player and leadership Adhering to principles and values (living the Company’s Way) Conceptual thinking and flexible approach Strong organizational and project management skills Analytical skills and attention to detail Ability to work under pressure Employment EquityPreference will be given to candidates from designated group
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017
Permanent
The incumbent is a senior business consultant focusing on designing and implementing integrated leadership and talent development solutions for the Company’s Group. Key tasks include leadership strategy development, leadership competence framework design, facilitation of leadership assessments, driving set targets, vendor management, benchmarking and benefits measurement. Additionally, the role entails implementation of talent management strategy in terms of talent reviews, manager enablement, talent analytics and reporting, monitoring and evaluation of succession plans. This role requires high levels of technical competence / experience, but also strong facilitation and interaction skills. High levels of maturity and EQ are necessary and the ability to deal with complexity and non-linear problem solving. The incumbent would make a significant contribution in addressing issues of strategic importance and provide input into the Company and HR strategic direction regarding Leadership Development and Talent Management Job Specification: Leadership Development Conduct competency analysis and design appropriate frameworks for leadership development and assessments Access and analyse performance gaps, IDP’s and career conversations to establish needs Determine and implement leadership assessment batteries for development and succession planning Design and implement appropriate leadership and talent development solutions per identified needs Design and implement benefits measurement methods for leadership effectiveness Talent Management Develop an updated annual talent management calendar Implement Manager Enablement sessions Collect and analyse data for talent reviews Facilitate development and implementation of succession management plans Implement enterprise-wise talent development initiativesManage the development of policies, procedures, frameworks and guidelines for leadership development and talent management consistent with legislation, HR strategy and aligned and integrated with all other relevant projects, processes, practices and systems Qualifications Completed university degree in Behavioural Science ( Industrial /Organisational Psychology) or a related field Postgraduate qualifications (honours/master’s degree) are preferable Registered industrial psychologist with HPCSA Experience Knowledge and understanding of legislation (LRA, EE Act, Skills Development Act, BBBEE, BCEA, etc.) Knowledge of psychometric assessment methodologies and their application in talent identification and leadership development Knowledge of insurance or financial services industry would be advantageous 8-10 years of experience in human performance / capital management area At least 3 years in specialist-type role, preferably in talent management/learning / OD/ change management, functioning as internal/external consult in medium to large corporate Project delivery experience; exposure to organisational change and introduction of new ideas Some experience having to influence/ persuade/ lead teams Basic exposure to HR generalist fields, understanding of recruitment practices, IR, development, pay and performance management Experience within the Financial Services sector is preferable Specialist knowledge and experience in all / some: Talent management strategies and best practice Leadership Development strategies and best practice Learning programme design and delivery Organisational development and team effectiveness Talent identification and development Key Skills Competency analysis and development of competency framework for leadership and technical skills Excellent communication and influencing skills Extensive presentation and facilitation skills Data analysis and problem solving Full range of project management expertise, able to drive an initiative from conceptualisation to delivery Key Competencies Strategic Thinking Results Orientation Influencing Communication Adaptability & Innovation Employment Equity Preference will be given to candidates from designated group
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017
Permanent
Job DescriptionTo provide financial support for the new deals the Company is putting together with business partners in order to make the process as seamless as possible from both the business partners and the various Company business units. Be the source of financial information and the link between the various business partners and the Company.  Gain an understanding of the Outwards reinsurance process along with actively participating in the daily functions and various reporting needs both internally & externally. This position is necessary to facilitate the Company’s need to expand its international portfolio with the aim of diversifying the company’s exposure.Job Specification: Credit Wrap Arrangement Liaise with the Company’s Re underwriters and UMA’s to ensure completeness of transactions and establish a detail service level agreement with themManaging accounts rendered and paid timeouslyProcessing of the Company’s Re technical accounts of the fronting business, to coordinate the credit control function on the Company’s  Re fronting business and preparing the various bordereaux needed by the fronting partner Ensure reconciliations are setup with appropriate financial controls following best practiceGuide and control the implementation of changes to other UMA’sResponsible for reporting requirements of Credit Wrap Supplier and ensuring that functions and deliverables are being delivered seamlessly in accordance to agreed SLA’sSet-up control function to manage and report on various deposits that clients are retaining on business to both Credit Wrap Supplier and the Company - from a credit control view and ensuring deposits are consistent with relevant underlying contractsForm central point of contact for responses to questions raised by auditorsDevelop and document the formal process of all flows of transactions and relevant bordereaux and reports. Emerging Markets inwards business Form co-ordinating role between SEM partner and UMA’s/Company ReEnsure tech accounts received are disseminated to UMA’s, and remit all funds received in central bank account to the relevant UnitManage claims queries and ensure processes are working efficientlyPerform control function for the process from transactional to reconciliations and reportingDevelop and document the formal process of all transactions and relevant bordereaux and reportsCorporate Finance Arrangement cessions Ensure financial transactions are accounted for as per agreements made Reconciliations completed to ensure processing of journalsCompile statements and monthly reports to submit to business partner Perform comparisons and where deviations occur, advise all relevant parties both internally and business partner of the cause for the deviationsART/Personal Lines QS Run BI query and process journalsPrepare and render quarterly statement to reinsurers and process payments of quarterly accountsKeep statistics of the financial transactions and provide to Group Reporting teamFinancial performance reporting Develop and implement financial reports for the fronting SEM business, as well as verify and perform necessary checks of these reportsDevelop and assist in putting together various reports to assist in unpacking intergroup/inter SBU transactionsCompiling of reports for both financial performances with regards reinsurance transactions as well FSB reportingReporting to Credit Wrap Supplier in accordance to agreed SLA’sAssisting in putting together and drafting of various SLA’s to govern the interaction between the relevant partiesAd hoc TasksInput on financial transactions of the Fronting SEM business to financeAttend to queries from the Fronting & SEM businessProvide assistance on Outwards reinsurance processes for continuityQualifications Accounting or Reinsurance Qualification (Minimum 3 years Diploma/Degree)Experience Minimum of 3-5 years in similar financial role (Reinsurance experience will take preference)Reinsurance knowledge - understanding reinsurance contracts and how they are accounted forFinancial management knowledgeKey SkillsComputer literate (advanced excel) People Management Excellent communication skills - all levels Advanced knowledge of JDE or other major financial packages e.g. SAP, and MS Office Key CompetenciesProblem solving Analytical Adaptability Presentation skills Communications with clients People management Reconciliation skills Credit control experience Processing of financial transactions up to balance sheet Employment EquityPreference will be given to candidates from designated group
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 13, 2017
Permanent
This position is within the Retail Division and the candidate will be reporting to the Team Coordinator. The job requires the candidate to work actively within a team and its daily processes and procedures. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all incoming work is seen to, that any pending work is followed up on time to ensure that the case is finalized and to maintain contact with IFA's and clients. This person will need to be flexible, energetic, and trustworthy, organized, self-disciplined, and enjoy working in a team environment.Validating all incoming instructions with regards to:Various legislative requirements relating to all applicable productsCompleteness and accuracy of instruction from client/brokerProof of payment or money transferFICA requirements complied with (where relevant)Processing of incoming instructions in respect of:New business transactionsExisting business transactions (investments, retirement's, withdrawals, switches, transfers, cessions and estate lates)Amendments to existing static data (investors, advisors, employers)Ensuring all incoming work is captured within required turnaround times and before relevant cut offs.Attending to queries from clients, IFA's and internal customers and responding to queries on time and diligently.Providing clients/ IFA's with superior levels of service.Maintaining records of all interactions with clients / IFA's on Siebel CRM.Correct and timeous rectification of errors.Liaise with clients / IFA's regarding the correct implementation of instructions received to meet with our service delivery standards.Support fellow team members and Team Coordinator.Ad hoc duties as may be required from time to time.Relevant experience – Relevant Business Degree or Job Related Experience would be an advantage but not essential.Sound knowledge of the either the Life Insurance industry including Pension Funds and/or the Unit Trust industry would also be an advantage.Intermediate Computer Literacy – Word, Excel, EmailSkills/competencies and experienceAccuracy and Attention to DetailExcellent Time Management SkillsExcellent Problem Solving SkillsExcellent Verbal and Communication skillsAbility to function well under pressureClient focused and self motivatedResults orientatedAbility to work effectively as part of a team
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 13, 2017
Permanent
The position will fall in the Institutional team with a focus on the Africa ex-SA entities.Your role and responsibilities will be (but are not limited to) the following:You will be responsible for the financial function of certain allocated Africa ex-SA entities and will be required to ensure the financial function of these entities meets the team’s objective of providing meaningful and value-adding financial, management and regulatory reporting. You will also be required to assist other institutional and overall Group team members as and when may be required.Reporting and analysisResponsible for assisting in the presentation of the monthly management reporting and annual audited accounts for specific Africa ex-SA entities including any related foundation entitiesResponsible for preparation of the monthly reporting from cash book through to financial statements for each of these entities and providing the required reporting to managementPreparation and recording of payments to suppliersCash recording and management, including ensuring sufficient funds available for anticipated payments and any excess into call deposit accountsMaintain fixed asset registerPreparation of monthly journal entries and required reconciliationsPreparation of the various monthly management reports analysing client assets, income and expenses in each of the entities; as well as other ad hoc projectsBudgeting and forecastingInvolved in the annual budget setting exercise for the Africa ex-SA entities.  This will be followed during the year by monitoring and reporting on monthly performance against this budget (see above)AssistanceYou will assist the finance team with general matters across the team and entities where requiredQualifications and ExperienceA bachelors degree in accounting (Bcom, BAccSc, BCompt or relevant)3-5 years of relevant post-graduate work experienceProficient in Microsoft office (excel, word, access)Key CompetenciesAbility to pay attention to detail and quickly detect errorsAptitude for numbers and routine workCapable of working unassisted and seeing tasks through to successful completionAn inherent inclination to closely follow rules and proceduresDeadline-driven and able to manage time effectivelyFit easily into a young, energetic, hardworking, demanding and team orientated environmentGood communicationFocused and driven individual
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 13, 2017
Permanent
Job Purpose Our client is looking for a quantitative analyst to join its dynamic team. The focus is mainly on performance and risk analysis, but does also involve knowledge and application of broader quantitative and investment related topics.   Key Responsibilities Write-up of daily market commentary Data gathering, verification and preparation Monthly and quarterly fund and client reporting, including, but not limited to, Investment Analysis Reports and Fund Fact Sheet Updating, maintaining and automating various reporting processes as required Maintaining process documentation Performance and management fees calculations and verification Various portfolio and investment related quants research Adhoc analyses Support function to Administration and Investments; including, but not limited to, daily unit price and client model checking   Qualifications Sc. in Actuarial Sciences   Experience Experience within financial services advantageous Strong MS Excel skills   Key Attributes Strong analytical and numerical skills Strong communication skills Attention to detail whilst always linking numbers to the bigger picture Ability to work methodically Good organizational skills Deadline driven A passion for investment analysis Ability to work in a team