Our client based in Cape Town is looking for a Senior Financial Accountant - Temp to assist the Financial Manager and Asset Manager in the execution of the strategic processes and oversee standard accounting processes and internal reporting.
Education and Minimum Requirements
3+ years Article or Auditing experience
1+ years commercial experience
2+ years Finance Management or Renewable Industry experience
Intermediate knowledge in ERP systems
Excellent knowledge of IFRS
Intermediate Tax knowledge
Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
Driven and focused to meet tight deadlines without exception
Numerical aptitude and general financial awareness
Organized and methodical
Driven, always looking for ways to improve and having high aspirations for own work
Excellent managerial delegation and coordination skills
Communication and team working skills
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
High social and intercultural competence
Dedicated and someone who takes ownership to tasks and responsibilities
Self-reliant and efficient and structured
Flexible and adaptable with a can-do attitude
Attention to detail
Group and management reporting
Implement and maintain monthly reporting process to ensure timely reporting across 13 companies.
Assign, delegate and review responsibilities to make sure assigned tasks are clear and executed within timetables.
Report spending including management KPI’s to local management.
Assist the country manager in proposing and implementing cost saving strategies
Ensure proper processes are in place to ensure all taxes are paid in time.
Ensure timely and correct submissions of other ad hoc taxes.
Engage with both tax advisors and tax authorities to address complex tax issues.
Engage with management and legal advisors making sure all requirements of the companies act are met
External audits and or reviews
Prepare working papers to bring ledgers to a routinely auditable standard
Interact with external auditors at the time of conducting of audits
Management of financial statement audits and other agreed engagements
Prepare annual (and interim) financial statements
Routine (local) transactional processes
Organise, prepare and review bookkeeping transactions for IS upload
Assist with intercompany booking processes for local and group transactions / balances.
Review and release payments and ensure process complies with group policy.
Evaluate and reporting on business development tax strategies.
Implement ad-hoc group strategies and projects.
Manage foreign loan repayment schedules. Report and make foreign payments.