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Job Title: Accounting Assistant

Sector: ACCOUNTING,AUDIT,FINANCE,ECONOMICS,PURCHASING,INSURANCE ADMIN,

Location: NORTH -PORT OF SPAIN,WOODBROOK,ST. JAMES, MORVANT

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Job Type: Permanent full-time

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ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

 

DESCRIPTION


The Accounting Assistant is responsible for the efficient administration of the accounts receivable function, ensuring the accurate and timely application of receipts and efficient follow-up with insurance brokers. All activities must conform to accounting, financial and organizational guidelines and standards and to all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements, whilst maintaining a customer service orientation.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Ensures premiums are collected in a timely manner by regular liaison (phone calls and visits) with assigned brokers.
  • Ensures that all remittances are receipted and applied within 24 hours.
  • Submits to the Underwriting department on a monthly basis, a list of policies to be cancelled. Prepares and issues cancellation notices in keeping with organizational policy.
  • Submits to the Underwriting department, on a weekly basis, details of remittances in respect of policies, which have yet to be booked on the Insurance Administration system.
  • Submits weekly report at the beginning of the week, showing expected collection for the week.
  • Prepares monthly producer statements for forwarding to the respective brokers.
  • Reconciles Accounts Receivable (local producers) sub-ledger to the General Ledger.
  • Ensures that all queries with respect to billings and unapplied cash are resolved within 48 hours.
  • Prepares supporting documents for payment of statutory 6% tax in respect of general insurance premiums.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Accounting qualification such as AAT, CAT as a minimum.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years' experience in a similar capacity.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Person of integrity with sound character.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Word and Excel, bespoke insurance and accounting packages.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail and accuracy oriented.
  • Proactive.
  • Team-oriented.

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