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Financial Accountant

General Summary

Key responsibilities will include ensuring the accuracy, validity and completeness of management and financial accounting, analysis, budgeting, reporting and ensuring that all corporate, accounting, fiscal and regulatory requirements and deadlines are met and all records are maintained. Preparing and maintaining financial and regulatory reports for allocated companies. Ensure continuous Implementation and strict application of a set of operational and accounting standards and controls throughout the company.

Reporting Structure

Report to the Senior Accountant and  CFO.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all financial reports including but not limited to the monthly accounts and the preparation of audit files are prepared accurately and  submitted on time on due dates, procedure manuals are adequately prepared and maintained regularly and are at the required standard;
  • Applying principles of accounting to prepare and analyse financial information, prepare financial reports including financial statements, strategic plans, budgets and financial forecasts, and variances from forecasts and the interpretations thereof;
  • Implementing infrastructure systems and administration systems compile and analyse financial information. Audit contracts, orders and vouchers and prepare reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement. Install, modify documents and coordinates implementation of accounting systems, sound control procedures; Ensure regular processes are reviewed, documented and implemented; 
  • Managing specific projects within the department, designing and implementing business strategy and plans, implementation of infrastructure systems and administration systems and  financial controls;
  • Ensure that audit files are prepared on time and accurately;
  • Ensuring that both internal and external audits are planned and executed properly;
  • Ensure that all related tax and statutory affairs of the different companies are in order including but not limited to ensuring that VAT, PAYE, UIF, SDL, Income Tax, Dividend Tax, FSB levies  are duly submitted and paid for in time and proper cash planning is maintained to meet all our tax commitments;
  • Ensure transactional recording on Pastel, process journal entries and compile general ledger, draw up financial statements to consolidated level. Allocate and process Bank statement transactions, and perform reconciliations of bank accounts, inflows, and scrip holdings;
  • Training of all junior staff on policies and procedures;
  • System static data is kept up to date;
  • Ensures compliance with applicable accounting and corporate policies and ensure that entries are recorded in compliance with the policies and accounting standards.
  • Implement and ensure adherence to internal control processes.
  • Prepare month-end management accounts within the internal deadlines.
  • Ensure that all tax submissions are done on time and accurately.
  • Keep up to date with IFRS standards and all accounting concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy, time lines, accessibility and consistency objectives are met when closing the books and to comply with accounting policies and procedures. Ensure records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • To regulate, supervise, review, and implement a full and accurate set of accounting records for the relevant companies in full compliance with the relevant legislation and accounting policies
  • To implement continuous review and control systems to monitor the performance of the company, its flows of funds, and adherence to budgets
  • To identify and alert the Senior Accountant of any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence to process and procedures, weakness in internal controls, and any actual or potential concerns arising out of the financial and operational matters of the business.
  • To ensure that all relevant security measures, and authorization levels are in place to ensure effective functioning of banking and cash management processes;
  • Assist in managing all junior staff within the hub.
  • Supervision over general accounting, property accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls.
  • Prepare management reporting daily/weekly/monthly.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, monthly preparation of accounts for the companies and that regulatory changes are incorporated in such accounts; 
  • Ensure that financial statements are generated for the companies allocated to you.
  • Ensure that reporting and effective communication is done accurately and on time both internally and externally; create, implement and maintain reports and documentation according to the legislation;
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, quarterly & annual financial statements for funds, operating companies or group of companies allocated to you.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, compilation of statistics including internal and market analysis, preparation of regular management reports, workflow design and implementation;
  • To prepare and present to the Senior Accountant an annual budget and/or financial plan, business plans, and/or any documentation required
  • To ensure that procedure manuals are strictly implemented and all deadlines are met through appropriate detailed planning; 
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance;
  • Ensure that all tax and regulatory submissions are accurate and filed on time
  • Ensure that each company fiscal records, signed financials, financial plans and policies, accounting practices, communication and relationships with internal and external institutions are properly documented and filed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bcom (Accounting ) – Cum Laude
  • PGDA – Cum Laude
  • Chartered Accountant.
  • A Masters In Business Administration, Masters in Taxation or Masters in Accounting would be an added.
  • Completed articles with a globally reputable Audit Firm.
  • Registered CA (SA) having passed the Board Exams at 1st attempt.
  • 0 to 5 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Good working knowledge on Accounting Package (Pastel, Oracle, Caseware, MDA etc)
  • Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills, verbal and written.
  • Good teamwork skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and to work collaboratively within the company.
  • Tax, and financial regulatory and reporting requirements (IFRS).
  • Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to work well by oneself as well as in a team. Strong ability to solve problems and suggesting re-engineering methodologies to increase efficiency.
  • Cautious and diligent approach to daily tasks.
  • Capability to effectively multitask.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to follow process and procedure.
  • Well organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Strong numerical ability.


Further details of the package levels provided upon interview.


Cape Town, South Africa.

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