Aquarius Recruitment Specialists

7 job(s) at Aquarius Recruitment Specialists

Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Gauteng, South Africa
Aug 16, 2017
Permanent
To provide actuarial solutions to internal and external clients within the insurance industry; in line with the Company’s Client Value PropositionKey Duties• Develop the marketing and communication strategy and plan by understanding business strategy and client insights• Oversee tasks; resources and internal and external stakeholders to ensure relevant; timeous implementation of initiatives as per the signed off marketing plan• Measure campaign effectiveness by applying the Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) principles• Meet business objectives by recommending; managing and controlling the marketing budget• Minimise cost to income ratio by providing input to operational budgets• Ensure transformational targets are met for own team through consideration of targets during the staff recruitment; retention and training process and utilising suppliers listed on the preferred supplier list• Contribute to a culture conducive to the achievement of transformation goals by participating in the Company’s Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.)• Address issues raised in culture surveys by participating in the development and implementation of action plans• Create a client service culture through various required interventions• Support and encourage staff to participate and support corporate responsibility initiative• Achieve operational excellence by supporting the implementation of business optimisation improvement through team engagement• Encourage team to generate innovative ideas and share knowledge• Influence the Client Value Proposition (CVP) to ensure relevance based on understanding the target market• Implement relevant marketing and communications in support of the CVP by using client and market insights • Engage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of marketing initiatives• Drive research to inform relevance• Manage performance of staff by implementing performance agreements; ensuring a clear vision; agreeing on goals and objectives; providing regular feedback on performance; recognising and rewarding achievement and take appropriate corrective action where required• Mentor and coach staff on identified performance gaps by discussing these performance gaps and agree on appropriate action to be taken• Motivate staff to perform and contribute to the success of the business by creating environment of teamwork through engaging with staff (sharing information) and encouraging participation in decision making processes• Stay abreast in field of expertise and deliver on the expectations from stakeholders by building capability of self and staff through identifying current and future training and development needs• Contribute to team effectiveness by following the recruitment process when recruiting talent• Maintain a capable high performing team and ensure an environment for optimal performance is created by identifying talent pool through conducting career conversations; utilising the talent grid principles and developing talent retention programmes (e.g. rotation)• Ensure self and staff understand and embrace the Company’s Vision and Values by leading by example and re-enforcing values during meetings• Manage the on boarding process of new employees by ensuring execution of preparations according to the on-boarding check-list• Manage; write and communicate the briefs by applying the Company’s Marketing Way• Manage and evaluate the campaign milestones by adhering to the campaign management process• Comply with marketing corporate governance requirements to minimise risk to all stakeholders• Management of agencies and vendors through regular engagements• Manage resources to meet business objectives• Measure campaign outcome by conducting post campaign evaluation Qualifications• Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree• Bachelor of Actuarial Science Experience• 2 - 4 years in the Actuarial field within Insurance. Must have strong exposure in Pricing• Comparing two or more sets of information" "Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem • Completing various administrative duties (e.g. Naming conventions; files and folder maintenance; data management) • Managing conflict situations • Comparing two or more sets of information • Communicating internally and external • Capturing data • Checking accuracy of documentation and records • Building and maintaining effectiv3e relationships with internal and external clients • Managing customer expectations • Working in a team • Working in a fast-paced environment Key Skills• Administrative procedures and systems • Banking knowledge • Business principles • Business terms and definitions • Data analysis • Governance, Risk and Controls • Microsoft Office • Company culture and values • Company vision and strategy • Relevant software and systems knowledge • Business writing skills Key Competencies • Adaptability • Applied Learning • Communication • Contributing to Team Success • Innovation • Work Standards
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 11, 2017
Permanent
We are seeking a senior administrator, reporting to the manager of the operations team within the Real Estate Division of the Company to have responsibility for the provision of administrative support to the wider Real Estate division Key Duties• Telephonic attendance at and the preparation of minutes following quarterly board meetings of customer entities• Ensure the completion of all quarterly minutes assigned to you or delegated by you in line with pre-agreed deadlines• Ensure that all statutory filing and Jersey tax reporting is completed ahead of deadlines• Maintenance of statutory records, more specifically to assist with electronic filling from time to time• Maintenance of minute logs and ensure the timely signing of minutes post meetings• Assist with the co-ordination of reoccurring and ad-hoc projects, requiring input from the wider real estate team and ensure completion in line with pre-agreed deadlines• Assist with transaction management such as the acquisition/disposal of property and re-financing, as may be required from time to time• Providing training/mentoring to other members of the team, as may be required from time to time• Perform other administrative duties as necessary to support the wider real estate team, both in Jersey and other jurisdictions • Act in the best interests of the division by supporting team members Qualifications and Experience• Relevant tertiary degree• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the industry• Minute writing experience Key Skills• Excellent attention to detail• Excellent communication and organisation skills• Should learn and understand Jersey’s legal and regulatory requirements, over time • Acquire an understanding of Real Estate • Motivated and driven
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 03, 2017
Permanent
The Tax Reporting Senior Administrator will be responsible for all reporting to the various regulatory tax bodies, both locally and internationally Key Duties• Monitors, assesses and advises the various business units on changes in Tax, FATCA, CRS and exchange control legislation• Provision of and assistance with developing and implementing solutions for the changes in Tax, FATCA, CRS and exchange control legislation• Prepares, analyses, reconciles and submits statutory reporting for tax, FATCA, CRS and exchange control measures• Assists with implementation and monitoring of solutions for tax, FATCA, CRS and exchange control reporting and compliance• Test changes implemented across the various systems, SARS submission files and other regulatory reports• Improving current internal processes and providing input into tax, FATCA, CRS and exchange control related projects • Performance or assistance with the reporting of returns to SARS for all client related products• Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and Paxus Administration System Qualifications• Bachelor of Commerce or related equivalent University degree Key Competencies• Alternative investment industry and administration knowledge• Broad understanding of systems, procedures and processes• Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written• Strong problem solving skills• Ability to plan, schedule and organize in a systematic and orderly manner• Strong interpersonal skills, being supportive and patient with users• Sound judgement • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and Paxus Administration System
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 03, 2017
Permanent
We are seeking a Fund Accountant, reporting to a Manager within the Debt Division of the Company, to have responsibility for the preparations of accurate portfolio valuations on a timely basis. You will typically be responsible for the preparation/overseeing of a number of client portfolios (underlying accounting, financial statements preparation, regulatory requirements) including the development and mentoring of more junior team members and providing the highest quality of customer services Key Duties• Working with the assistant manager, manager and Director to ensure the planning, coordination and completion of NAVs, Management Reporting and Statutory Reporting of corporate entities to ensure the team complies with all of its accounting and regulatory obligations and requirements including listing requirements and client reporting• Assist with the Supervision and mentoring of a number of trainee fund accountants and fund accountants• Liaising with fund managers, brokers, and custodians to communicate information and resolve issues on a timely basis• Ensure that client responsibilities are managed effectively and to agreed client, best practice, regulatory and statutory deadlines• Assisting the external auditors to ensure the audit function is executed on a timely and efficient basis• Performing any additional responsibilities that may be required in the support of the on-going management and development of the division• Preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual NAV’s, Management accounts and IPD’s• Preparation of annual statutory financials statements Qualifications and Experience• Registered accountant with SAIPA (or similar institution) with at least one year post articles experience Key Skills• Proficient in MS Excel• Structural and detail orientated• Good analytical and problem solving skills• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills• Ability to prioritise work and meet strict deadlines• Excellent communication and organisation skills• Motivated and driven and • Minimum of 2 years fund related accounting experience• Private Debt and Capital Markets knowledge will be a distinct advantage
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 03, 2017
Permanent
As a member of the Business Systems team, the candidate will be responsible for providing support to all key business applications, throughout the organisation. This includes daily end user support on issues requiring specialist attention, as well as managing the System Development Life Cycle for changes and updates Key Duties• Monitor that the immediate and medium term business needs are being addressed by the system development initiatives• Document system requirements and help review the specifications provided by system vendors• Assist the system vendors during the system development• Facilitate the System Forums and Workshops• Project manage major system upgrades and restructuring (including system patches)• Project manage all new development within any system and the roll out of new functionality• Ensure test information is maintained (e.g. test packs)• Develop and review System Change Controls• Develop, maintain and review systems documentation (e.g. Processing Standards)• Coordinate and conduct testing of new and existing Systems functionality• Provide users with information about new functionality and coordinate the implementation of such new functionality• Manage all non-conformances with System Vendors and ensure prompt resolution• Provide System Vendors with user support• Keep abreast of the issue logs of all user/system issues and their resolutions • Ongoing review of data integrity and identification of non-conformance of static data (on a monthly basis)• Ensure Best Practices are adhered to by completing Internal Audits• Develop a working relationship with System Vendors• Provide training assistance to ensure the consistent application of functionality• Communication to internal parties and System Vendors on a continuous basis • Management reporting • Provide assistance to the Training Officer Qualifications • A B.Com or B.Sc graduate, preferably in Accounting, Finance or equivalent Key Competencies • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written• Strong problem solving skills• Ability to plan, schedule and organize in a systematic and orderly manner• Strong interpersonal skills, being supportive and patient with users• Sound judgment• Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and Paxus Administration System• Alternative investment industry and administration knowledge• Extensive knowledge on all investment instruments, corporate actions, performance fee methodologies and fund structures• In-depth accounting knowledge relating to the above transactions• Broad understanding of all systems, procedures and processes in the Company• In-depth working knowledge of the Paxus administration system and other systems used in the Company    
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 03, 2017
Permanent
An Institutional Business Analyst vacancy has arisen at the Company. Preference will be given to appropriately qualified, previously disadvantaged candidates, in accordance with the Company’s commitment to Employment Equity Key Responsibilities• Working closely with portfolio managers and senior management in preparing client presentations for all mandate types. Presentation types include: due diligence, report back, new client tender, investor forums, trustee training• Preparation and development of the presentation framework and content as well as the maintenance of relevant spreadsheets and graphs• Interact with Front Office (Investment Team) members. Manage and execute all portfolio managers and senior management’s presentation requests, including updating fund related information, performance calculations, performance comparisons, asset allocations, fund holdings, specific mandate changes and updating of market valuation charts in preparing the presentation content• Liaise and maintain internal relationships with various departments to source all relevant information• Liaise with asset consultants / advisors to the client Fund to ensure all presentation requirements, content and logistical information is received and communicated to the presenters• Responsible for all presentation logistics, equipment requirements, scheduling, venue booking, parking and printing booklets• Point of contact to clients / responsible for dealing with client queries / requests• Assist with checking and preparing monthly / quarterly reports• Management of the questionnaire and tender document process including maintenance of standard templates, project / deadline management, assistance with completion of documents, follow-ups and correspondence• Assist with client correspondence Required Skills• MS Office, in particular PowerPoint, Excel and Word• I-Net Bridge experience• Bloomberg knowledge will be an advantage, but is not essential• Experience in the production of client communication material and client reporting Qualifications and Experience • An appropriate tertiary education (preferably commercial qualification) with a good understanding of economics, investment markets and investment products • At least 5 years’ experience in asset management / financial services industry Key Competencies• Attention to detail / high levels of accuracy• Client-centric disposition and impeccable service standards• Ability to maintain high levels of productivity• Ability to work to deadlines and occasionally outside regular work hours• Strong planning and coordinating skills and good time management• Tolerance for stress - able to work under stressful situations• Confident / assertive / good verbal communication skills• Self-motivated with high levels of initiative• A team player and able to build strong working relationships with colleagues and clients• Numerical skills• Good communication skills, both in oral and written form• Professional business writing skills• A willingness to continuously learn
Aquarius Recruitment Specialists Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Aug 01, 2017
Permanent
A vacancy is available to fulfil the role of Compliance Officer in the Company’s Management Company to assist Company’s Manco to discharge its responsibilities to comply with applicable statutory, regulatory and supervisory requirements. This position is for a Compliance Officer with a specific focus on compliance with the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act (“CISCA”) Key Duties • Assist the Company’s Manco to fulfil its statutory, reporting and regulatory obligations• Monitor legislative and regulatory compliance in terms of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, ASISA Codes, Standards and Guidelines, FICA, FAIS and any other legislations which may impact the Company’s Manco• Liaise with the Investment Managers and the administrator’s staff to request all the marketing materials for review before lodging to the FSB and publishing on the Company’s website• Reviewing the marketing materials, Minimum Disclosure Documents (MDDs), application forms and any other documentation to ensure that they meet the disclosure requirements of CISCA, Board Notice (BN) 92 and BN52• Assist with the submission and filing of the monthly and quarterly regulatory reports including the CIS Mark-to-Market reporting, filing Minimum Disclosure Documents with the FSB, filing quarterly FSB reports, filing quarterly ASISA stats reports and filing the SARB reports• Assist in Preparing the Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) when a new portfolio launches and ensure that the KIIDs are published on the Company’s website• Updating the control sheets to ensure that all the marketing materials, monthly and quarterly reports have been reviewed, lodged, filed and published• Assist with compliance related queries from the investment managers• Assist the Anti-Money Laundering Officer in monitoring compliance with applicable Anti-Money Laundering legislations• Responsible for compliance administration tasks• Carry out any other tasks assigned by the Compliance Manager Qualifications and Experience• Relevant tertiary degree• Basic working knowledge of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Ac • Basic working knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and the Pension Funds Act• Experience in the Collective Investment Schemes industry is essential• Relevant industry training or qualifications. • High level of computer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications Key Skills• Good communication skills (verbal and written)• Organised and self-disciplined• Reliable• Adaptable• Attention to detail• Deadline driven• Ability to work independently as well as in a team• The ability to work under pressure