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Assistant Accountant

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, supported by over 2,000 employees worldwide, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

General Reinsurance Africa Ltd (a subsidiary of General Reinsurance AG) currently offers a one year contract opportunity for an Account Clerk in our Cape Town office.

Job Description:

This position will support the Finance Department with day to day operations.

  • Preparation of monthly reconciliations
  • Distribution of monthly statements
  • Follow-up payment remittances and long outstanding debt
  • Booking and clearing incoming deposits
  • Preparation of quarterly debtors aging and reporting
  • Preparation of claim payments and bookings
  • Attend to and resolve client queries
  • Assisting with quarterly reporting
  • Various ad-hoc requests as needed


Ideally, the successful candidate must have matriculated with Accountancy as a subject and have a minimum of 3 years’ working experience in a finance environment.


  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting and systems processes is essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills (e.g. MS Excel)
  • SAP experience will be advantageous
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • An enquiring mind
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively as part of a team, deal with people at all levels and in all areas of the business and engage with clients
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritise, while remaining flexible to deal with changing work demands.

Please submit your CV.


Human Resources

Our Address:

2nd Floor, South Wing, Granger Bay Court, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront,
Cape Town, 8002 (South Africa)
P. O. Box 444 Cape Town, 8000 (South Africa)

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