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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: Project Accountant: Group Finance

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: Group Finance

Reporting Line: Chief Financial Controller

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

The incumbent will be the Group Finance liaison (user representative) with project teams for the implementation of various new software including payroll, budgeting, investment administration.

The incumbent will also act as a backup resource to various roles in Group Finance in times of absenteeism.

The implementation of IFRS17 requires a project manager to ensure various parties meet their deliverables and these deliverables are coordinated. The incumbent will also act as project manager on various other finance-related projects i.e. investment data processing automation.

Responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of various projects and systems in the Group Finance area and act as an assistant resource during short periods of absenteeism. He or she will also be the Group Finance contact liaison with IT & business analysts as well as fulfilling the administrator role on finance systems.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Projects

  • Group finance (user) representation on project teams for implementation of new software i.e. Payroll system replacement
  • Giving input on behalf of Group Finance regarding systems including: risks, controls, Group Finance user specs as well as needs and processes
  • Management of project budgets; projects include new software solutions for payroll, budgets, management reporting and statutory reporting, investment data processing
  • Designing processes for implementation of new software systems including payroll, procurement, BEE reporting, budgeting, management reporting, statutory reporting
  • Electronic procurement: toll-out of the new system group-wide including training and user manuals and solving gaps

 

IFRS17 implementation

  • Project manager ensuring all work-streams are co-ordinated and deliver in line with project plan

 

Assisting the Chief Financial Controller

  • Assisting the CFC with various tasks including queries with business, report writing, investigations

 

Group finance systems administration

  • Fulfilling the role of an admin user on group finance systems
  • Liaising with Group IT on systems & hardware used by Group Finance

 

“Super sub”

  • Assisting with various roles in Group Finance during short periods of absenteeism

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Management

 

Experience and Knowledge:         

  • Proven track record of implementing finance software systems, including systems to enable budgeting, management reporting, “slice-and-dice” and annual financial statements
  • Implementation of automation, resulting in the saving of man-hours
  • Insurance industry experience and IFRS17 is advantageous
  • Accountant experience role in a Finance department
  • Design of a specification for controls in a finance environment including procurement, fixed assets, payroll, investments
  • Able to assess risks in a finance control environment
  • Exposure to software solutions used in a Finance area and able to provide input into trend and best practice

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Managing processes and people to meet strategic objectives

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Confident in conceptualising, building and presenting plans -related presentations
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of various stakeholders internally and externally

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Project manager on various finance-related projects, including IFRS17 and investment data automation.
  • Designing processes and controls for implementation of new software systems (specifications) with business analysts
  • Assisting the Group Finance team in time of absenteeism and the CFC with various tasks
  • Demonstrates awareness of industry trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility, especially IT solutions used in a finance area

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • Latest MS Office package, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exposure to various software solutions 

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Able to meet strict deadlines
  • Confident
  • Self-starter
  • Persuasive and influential
  • Good networking skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Manages expectations
  • Self-aware
  • Professional
  • Responsible and accountable

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Data Manager

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: PPS Group

Reporting Line: Executive: Actuarial Services

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

The Data Manager will be responsible for developing and governing our data and information strategy, analysing and deriving insights from data to inform business decisions and growth. They will align this strategy with industry best practices.

 

They will develop the policies and procedures, working closely with various departments to collect, prepare, organise, protect and analyse data assets. This role includes leading inter-disciplinary teams, improving and streamlining data systems and processes and driving innovation and data-driven thinking.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Designing, supervising, owning, and managing the execution and delivery of a group wide data platform
  • Creating and implementing policies and procedures for data management
  • Ensuring adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data
  • Implementing effective and secure procedures for data processing
  • Defining and implementing procedures for data sharing with upper management, management, and relevant stakeholders
  • Monitoring and analysing information and data systems
  • Evaluating performance of data systems
  • Troubleshooting data-related problems
  • Liaising between technical teams and specialists and business stakeholders, fostering inter-departmental coordination and cooperation
  • Managing priorities and capacity within the framework of the data management plan while considering conflicting priorities of stakeholders inside and outside of the business
  • Engaging with stakeholders to obtain an understanding of their data quality practices to contract, manage and meet expectations

 

Formal Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.
  • Master’s degree and/or MBA would be advantageous

 

Experience:

  • Proven track record in data management, leadership and IT systems and tools
  • 5 years’ experience in a data management or analytics role
  • Management experience essential

 

Knowledge:

  • Effectively sizing technical requirements to ensure timely delivery that is within budget
  • Creating and presenting sound financial business cases
  • Working knowledge of data migration, systems architecture, container orchestration technologies, and cloud strategy
  • Familiarity with code and programming concepts
  • Expertise in machine learning, statistical modelling, design of experiments and forecasting
  • Experience with common analysis tools – Python, SQL, R, PowerBi/QlikView/Tableau
  • Data discovery: Pandas, Impala
  • Big data modelling work: Hadoop, Hive, Spark, BigQuery
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the graduate professional client market  
  • Working knowledge of the Insurance and Investment industries

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in the use of technology, and demonstrates a willingness to learns and use new languages, programs and systems

 

Governance:

  • Able to develop and implement new data management and governance solutions as required
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the need for consistency in data management and governance
  • Data security knowledge

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • Astute knowledge and understanding of the PPS vision, strategy and member value proposition
  • Translates data management strategies into operational execution by leading and delivering through people, processes and systems
  • Creative and innovative and always seeks opportunities for leveraging data ongoing organisational   and divisional performance
  • Displays exemplary long-term thinking, acts with confidence and works independently and is self-directed

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments in area of responsibility
  • Actively look for opportunities to translate analytics of data into business insights to create sustainable value

 

Decision Making:

  • Influences the decision-making on data plans and projects
  • Accountable for all data analytics and data science operational decisions

 

Problem Solving:

  • Analyses information and research for optimisation of data analytics
  • Effectively breaks down problems and finds solutions

 

Leadership:

  • Models the PPS desired leadership behaviours and leads by example                      
  • Makes prompt and clear decisions which may involve tough choices and consistently implements a decision once made    
  • Models high standards of ethical behaviour and encourages others to adhere to ethical
  • behaviours                  
  • Establishes authority, respect and rapport with direct and indirect team members in
  • order to build enthusiasm for realising the channel’s strategies, objectives and targets

 

Management:

  • Leadership experience in developing and implementing data strategies
  • Knowing how to manage cross-functional teams
  • Managing and influencing stakeholder engagements to the benefit of the company
  • Able to act as a mentor within the team

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of an audience

 

Relationship Management:

  • Establishes good relationships with customers, staff and colleagues at different levels in the organisation

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Confidence and assertiveness
  • Self-starter
  • Motivated and motivational
  • Persuasive and influential
  • Client Service Orientated
  • Team-leader and team player
  • Self-awareness
  • Resilient
  • Responsible and accountable

 

Competencies:

  • Analytically-minded
  • Passionate interest in the industry
  • Strong innovative flair
  • Project management skills
  • Conceptual skills
  • Systems thinking

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Senior Actuarial Analyst

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: Actuarial

Reporting: Senior Manager: Actuarial Services Capital & Balance Sheet Management

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

As part of the Actuarial Services Capital team, support the Senior Manager: Actuarial Services Capital & Balance Sheet Management to delegate its duties with regard to capital management, investment management, adequacy of re-insurance programs, solvency reporting and statutory reporting.  This position will have interaction with other teams within the Actuarial Services department, as well as with other departments within the PPS Group.

The role focuses on the Capital & Balance Sheet Management activities of PPS Insurance Company and PPS Insurance Namibia (i.e. the life insurance companies in the Group).

 

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 asset liability matching investigations
  • Regular development of solvency calculation models to ensure they are in line regulatory and business requirements
  • Providing support with compilation of and regular reporting related to the ORSA
  • Assistance with completion of valuator, statutory, QRT and ASISA returns
  • 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

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric 
  • Completed University Degree majoring in Actuarial Science, honours is preferable
  • Making good progress with actuarial exams, with preferably most of the A1 and A2 subjects completed

 

Experience and Knowledge:         

  • Must have 2 years’ experience
  • Prophet knowledge and use critical
  • Preferably experience in Actuarial Capital management-related work, including ORSA, SAM and Economic Capital
  • Attention to detail critical
  • Knowledge of actuarial principles and retail insurance products
  • Knowledge and background of the financial services industry
  • Key interest in developing a career in valuations, balance sheet management and experience investigation
  • Strong administration skills

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Computer literate, strong Excel skills required, Access, SQL skills would be of benefit

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality proposals under multiple and competing deadlines, and work extra hours as needed (evenings and weekends)
  • You must be a driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent business acumen

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of intended audiences
  • Expresses opinions, information and key points of view clearly and assertively
  • Confident in conceptualising, building and presenting plans
  • Anticipates and responds appropriately to the needs, reactions and feedback of an audience
  • Exceptional networker

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Teamwork - must be able to work well as a member of a team
  • Can work under pressure
  • Has a pleasant manner, even under pressure
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Position: Financial Advisor                                                                                

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: Financial Advisory

Reporting: Regional Manager

Location: Durban

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Financial Planner in PPS Financial Planning Department. The key purpose of this role is to provide professional financial services to a client or a member. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, retaining and growing a membership and client base for eligible professionals though implementation of PPS financial solutions in line with the client’s needs.  The individual must have a valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle .The roles are based in Durban and Cape town.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet clients to understand their financial objectives
  • Prepare and present proposals to existing and potential clients using state of the art financial planning tools
  • Explain complex information relating to financial planning in a clear and effortless way
  • Provide suitable advice to best fit the needs and requirements of professionals
  • Manage, maintain and build new and existing client relationships
  • Ability to grow a client book within the first 24 months and consistently thereafter
  • Adhere to compliance, operational procedures and practice management standards
  • Stay abreast with product information, performance and industry changes
  • Build a professional network and suitable business within the professional market
  • Ability to function independently

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Financial Tertiary qualification
  • RE
  • NQF 6
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Advantageous
  • CFP Advantageous
  • Successful completion of supervisory process

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in Financial Services industry in a sales role within risk and investment spaces
  • Strong sales, interpersonal and business orientated person with an acumen to build client relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the professional client market
  • Experience and track record in high performance sales environments
  • Knowledge of best practices in the financial planning and financial advisory services
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial planning through meaningful client engagements
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience using CRM system preferable
  • Experience using financial planning software

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Impeccable work ethics
  • Strong communication
  • Analytical and numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret statistical information
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for the financial planning environment
  • Team orientated
  • Self-motivated and highly driven
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Intermediate Java Developer

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: IT

Reporting Line: Manager: Applications Development

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

The Intermediate/ J2SE & J2EE Developer will be responsible for designing and implementing executable source code of high quality and maintainability, according to functional specification efficiency in alignment to PPS’s development standards. The role encompasses understanding, implementing, supporting, upgrading, training and maintaining the technology aspects that support project deliverables. This includes developing data rich applications within a Scrum development framework.

 

The incumbent will be required to fix defects and develop, test and release Java applications as per the defined architectural and design standards.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Software Development and testing
  • Engaging in technical scoping sessions with a clear mandate of defining and agreeing the technology, design & tools
  • Responsible for producing working implementation (code) from functional / technical documents like a functional specification
  • Ensuring appropriate use of tools and applications that is in place to support the development process and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Database administration & manipulation to create SQL statement, etc.
  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing of code
  • Demonstration of knowledge of best practice and project standards for coding
  • Interacting and maintaining good relationships with business stakeholders (business users, project management resources, testing and training teams)
  • Engaging leadership and take initiative around career growth, training and performance management

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • Oracle / Sun certification or related qualification
  • A Relevant 3-year degree or related diploma is an advantage 

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience on Java and JEE (Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP, JPA/Hibernate)
  • Spring Boot, Spring, JBoss / Wildfly
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience on MSSQL and Postgres DB.
  • Good understanding and experience (4 - 6 years) in using JEE application server i.e. JBoss & Tomcat
  • Worked in a multi-project environment
  • Knowledge of and exposure to SDLC / Change Control / Release Management
  • Solid understanding of versioning software ie. SVN and Git
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience with Maven
  • Experience with Event Driven Architecture
  • Experience with building Microservices

 

Strategic Orientation:

  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • 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"
  • You will be a driven and ambitious experienced self-starter with excellent negotiation skills and business acumen

 

Communication:

  • Articulate and communicates in a logical way and structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the stakeholders

 

Commercial Acumen:

  • Demonstrates awareness of market trends and opportunities and keeps up to date with competitor developments impacting area of responsibility

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Good computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio/Aris, Project)
  • Java and JEE (Servlets, JSP, EJB, REST and SOAP, JPA/Hibernate)
  • Spring Boot, Spring, JBoss / Wildfly
  • MSSQL and Postgres DB.
  • Versioning software ie. SVN and Git

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Self-motivated with ability to use own initiative, with ability to work without supervision
  • Quality Orientation
  • Analytical thinking & decision-making ability in a moderately complex environment
  • Problem solving skills (analysis and business / process solution design)
  • Interpretation of information in a clear and concise manner
  • Interpersonal communications skills and presentation skills
  • People networking and good, rapid relationship & team building.
  • Innovative
  • Troubleshooting
  • Delivery focused
  • A professional approach and conduct.
  • Strong personal characteristics, energy, drive, focus, motivation, responsibility
  • Strong aptitude for teamwork (Contributes to the team’s success)
  • Service delivery orientated (Possess sense of urgency)
  • Self-motivated with ability to work without supervision
  • Outcomes-driven

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Western Cape

Position: Financial Advisor                                                                                

Closing Date:  07 February 2020

Department: Financial Advisory

Reporting: Regional Manager

Location: Cape Town

 

Purpose of the Job:

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Financial Planner in PPS Financial Planning Department. The key purpose of this role is to provide professional financial services to a client or a member. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, retaining and growing a membership and client base for eligible professionals though implementation of PPS financial solutions in line with the client’s needs. The individual must have a valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle .The roles are based in Durban and Cape town.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet clients to understand their financial objectives
  • Prepare and present proposals to existing and potential clients using state of the art financial planning tools
  • Explain complex information relating to financial planning in a clear and effortless way
  • Provide suitable advice to best fit the needs and requirements of professionals
  • Manage, maintain and build new and existing client relationships
  • Ability to grow a client book within the first 24 months and consistently thereafter
  • Adhere to compliance, operational procedures and practice management standards
  • Stay abreast with product information, performance and industry changes
  • Build a professional network and suitable business within the professional market
  • Ability to function independently

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Financial Tertiary qualification
  • RE
  • NQF 6
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Advantageous
  • CFP Advantageous
  • Successful completion of supervisory process

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in Financial Services industry in a sales role within risk and investment spaces
  • Strong sales, interpersonal and business orientated person with an acumen to build client relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the professional client market
  • Experience and track record in high performance sales environments
  • Knowledge of best practices in the financial planning and financial advisory services
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial planning through meaningful client engagements
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience using CRM system preferable
  • Experience using financial planning software

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Impeccable work ethics
  • Strong communication
  • Analytical and numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret statistical information
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for the financial planning environment
  • Team orientated
  • Self-motivated and highly driven
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Position: Financial Advisor                                                                                

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Department: Financial Advisory

Reporting: Regional Manager

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

An exciting career opportunity has become available for a Financial Planner in PPS Financial Planning Department. The key purpose of this role is to provide professional financial services to a client or a member. The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, retaining and growing a membership and client base for eligible professionals though implementation of PPS financial solutions in line with the client’s needs.  The individual must have a valid driver’s licence and own reliable vehicle .The roles are based in Durban and Cape town.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet clients to understand their financial objectives
  • Prepare and present proposals to existing and potential clients using state of the art financial planning tools
  • Explain complex information relating to financial planning in a clear and effortless way
  • Provide suitable advice to best fit the needs and requirements of professionals
  • Manage, maintain and build new and existing client relationships
  • Ability to grow a client book within the first 24 months and consistently thereafter
  • Adhere to compliance, operational procedures and practice management standards
  • Stay abreast with product information, performance and industry changes
  • Build a professional network and suitable business within the professional market
  • Ability to function independently

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Financial Tertiary qualification
  • RE
  • NQF 6
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning Advantageous
  • CFP Advantageous
  • Successful completion of supervisory process

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2 years’ experience in Financial Services industry in a sales role within risk and investment spaces
  • Strong sales, interpersonal and business orientated person with an acumen to build client relationships
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the professional client market
  • Experience and track record in high performance sales environments
  • Knowledge of best practices in the financial planning and financial advisory services
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial planning through meaningful client engagements
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively

 

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience using CRM system preferable
  • Experience using financial planning software

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills:

  • Impeccable work ethics
  • Strong communication
  • Analytical and numerical skills with the ability to analyse and interpret statistical information
  • High attention to detail
  • A passion for the financial planning environment
  • Team orientated
  • Self-motivated and highly driven
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Resilience and Tenacity
  • Emotional Intelligence

 

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Job Title: Short Term Commercial Sales Consultant

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Reporting Line: Short Term Internal Sales Team Manager

Business Unit: Short Term

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

 

PPS Short Term Sales Contact Centre has an exciting position available for an Commercial Insurance Sales Consultant.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Selling products over the telephone in an outbound model
  • Dealing with telephonic sales enquiries on all new commercial short-term insurance quotes
  • Adhering to the underwriting criteria and requirements
  • Maximising each inbound call received by attempting to ‘turn’ it into a sale
  • Achieving sales targets and objectives
  • Adhering to quality and compliance processes to minimize business risk
  • Quality management of all outputs with the end customer/broker in mind
  • Optimal operational efficiencies must be maintained (productivity measures to be achieved)
  • Adapting and changing to fit in with changing business operational requirements
  • Building and maintaining good client relationships
  • Updating/entering call outcome information on the system for later follow-up or closure
  • Managing information regarding new products, rate changes, rulings, training updates, etc
  • Keeping abreast of developments and trends in the industry – self learning
  • Ensuring commitment to the FAIS fit and proper qualification requirements

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • RE5 Qualification
  • FAIS Compliance: 60 Credits
  • Commercial insurance related qualification would serve as an advantage

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commercial policy administration
  • Proven sales experience
  • Previous experience in client services or call centre environment would serve as a further advantage
  • Relevant system knowledge (Short Term Insurance systems and Contact Centre application)
  • Commercial underwriting knowledge/experience
  • Good understanding of contact centre processes and SLAs

 

Computer Literacy:      

  • MS Office package, particularly, Internet, Outlook and Excel

 

Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills: 

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Problem-solving/decision making
  • Customer Focus
  • Results focus and initiative
  • Planning and organising
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional wisdom
  • Innovative orientation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Detail orientation

Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

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

Gauteng

Job Title: Senior Compliance Specialist

Closing Date: 07 February 2020

Reporting Line: Group Compliance

Business Unit: Manager: Group Compliance

Location: Gauteng

 

Purpose of the Job:

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 providing of advice and guidelines to operational management through the application of risk management principles, policies, processes and procedures.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Identifying   gaps or potential deficiencies in compliance and other business areas and resolving them;
  • Risk Assessment of Regulatory items;
  • Providing commentary on draft bills and other draft regulatory requirements;
  • Maintaining   compliance risk assessments and compliant risk management plans for prioritised regulatory items on CURA;
  • Developing and maintaining compliance monitoring plans;
  • Compliance monitoring activities;
  • Recommending corrective actions – prescribing and escalations;
  • Managing corrective action;
  • Managing complaints;
  • Managing breaches and risk exposures;
  • Implementing requirements arising from new and amended regulatory items;
  • Compliance training on regulatory items;
  • Training on compliance methodology;
  • Compliance reporting;
  • Providing advice to business on compliance matters and implementation of controls, including control effectiveness assessments; and
  • Supporting business in providing necessary updates on CURA.

 

Formal Qualifications:

  • Matric
  • LLB degree (completed)
  • Certificate in Compliance Management

 

Professional Designation/s:

  • Licenced FAIS Cat 1 compliance officer

 

Experience and Knowledge:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Financial Services Compliance, Long-Term Insurance and/or Short-Term Insurance experience (essential)
  • Knowledge of Financial Services Regulatory Environment
  • Legislative Knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Compliance Risk Management Methodology
  • Working knowledge of CURA (advantageous)

 

Computer Literacy:      

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

 

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 plansCommunication
  • 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
  • Must be able to speak, read, understand and write Afrikaans

 

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

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PPS offers tailor-made insurance, investment and healthcare solutions exclusively for graduate professionals with an honours level*/equivalent or higher qualification, from a public institution or certain listed private institutions.

*Honours level equivalent qualification includes certain BTechs, 3 year undergraduate degrees or diplomas plus a postgraduate qualification or professional designation.
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