SENIOR STATE ACCOUNTANT: (MBA) PAYMENTS, RECONCILIATIONS AND TAX REF NO: SSA/MBA/2021-04-1PRA
Medical Benefits Administration Unit
SALARY: R316 791 per annum (basic salary) (Level 08)
REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate three-year National Diploma/Degree/qualification in the Finance Field (at least 360 credits) coupled with 3 years experience in a Financial Accounting environment of which one (1) year should be within a supervisory capacity/level. Knowledge of Medical Schemes Act. Knowledge of Employee Benefits. Knowledge of PFMA. Knowledge of GEPF services & products. Knowledge of Basic Accounting System (BAS). Knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of PSCBC Resolutions, Determinations, and Directives. Customer-oriented. Ability to communicate at all levels (verbal and written). Outgoing personality. Ability to build strong network relationships. Teamwork. Ability to work under pressure. Ethical business conduct. Accountable at all times. Analytical skills. Effective organizing skills. Problem-solving skills. Numerical and reconciliations skills. Supervisory skills.
DUTIES: Purpose of the role: To implement the payment processes of post-retirement medical benefits to various stakeholders and beneficiaries within the Medical Benefit Administration Section for Programme 2.1. Administration of Pension Benefits: Conduct the payment processes within the unit. Receive the monthly and arrear subsidy files from various Medical Schemes. Monitor calculations of the monthly, reconciliation, and arrear subsidy payments. Ensure 2nd verification of BAS payment advice. Ensure confirmation of letters forwarded to Medical Schemes. Oversee that the payment stubs and correctly typed letters are forwarded to medical schemes with payment schedules. Monitor that all medical subsidy files are saved before payment runs. Ensure that provisional end dates are followed up and corrected on the system. Monitor that monthly overpayments are recovered from the monthly payments when BAS payment advice is checked. Maintain system updates in accordance with membership certificates received from the medical schemes. Ensure all liability reports are requested and forwarded to Medical Schemes to claim arrears. Confirm entities, lump-sum payments, monthly and arrear payments captured on BAS. Render manual and electronic tax calculations in the unit: Monitor effective data capturing on electronic and manual tax calculation. Provide reconciliation of income tax certificate calculated manually and electronically. Maintain correct monthly, bi-annual and annual tax reconciliation. Provide manual and electronic tax directive processes. Ensure general ledger reconciliation on taxation three days after the monthly payment run. Monitor verification and comparison of the actual amount payable to South African Revenue Service and amounts per system used. Provide assistance of service income tax related enquiries. Present information to other business units on tax-related issues. Ensure the administration of reconciliation processes: Integrate data between different income tax related administration systems. Consolidate income tax information on the financial system for reconciliation purposes. Ensure assistance with the year-end reconciliation of PAYE payments. Supervise the administration of the Unit: Ensure effective supervision of staff performance. Ensure effective staff development and training. Ensure effective communication with staff. Ensure effective supervision of the Section and staff. Ensure that monthly statistics on the verifications of Medical Subsidy claims and lump sum benefits are forwarded to the ASD. Note One permanent Senior State Accountant position at Medical Benefits The administration is currently available at the Government Pensions Administration Agency.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Felicia Mahlaba on Tel No: (012) 319 1455
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FOR ATTENTION: Felicia Mahlaba – Recruitment
CLOSING DATE: 23 April 2021 at 12h00 noon No late applications will be considered.
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