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Job Title – Financial Examiner
A Financial Examiner ensures compliance with laws governing financial institutions and transactions. They review balance sheets, evaluate the risk level of loans, and assess bank management.
Typical Job Activities
the financial condition of banks and other financial institutions
Reviews balance sheets, operating income and expense accounts, and loan documentation to confirm institution assets and liabilities
Prepares reports that detail an institution’s safety and soundness
Examines the minutes of meetings of managers and directors
Trains other examiners in the financial examination process
Reviews and analyses new regulations and policies to determine their impact on the organization
Establishes guidelines for procedures and policies that comply with new and revised regulations
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Senior Certificate with a matric
For a degree at a university in either finance, accounting, economics or related fields.
Recommended subjects: Accounting
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Have integrity, determination and perseverance
Have a strong aptitude for Mathematics
Be able to analyse, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly
Be able to make sound judgements based on knowledge gained from information
Be able to work accurately and convey recommendations clearly
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Relevant Contact Details
The South African
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Career Progress and Path
Experience in specific field
Possible Career Paths
Specialist career in the specific field
Reasons to consider this career
I can be of service to people
I can progress in the business world
The need is determined by the customers