Financial Accountant and Analyst
Rory Mackie & Associates
Cape Town, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our client is looking for an exceptional Financial Accountant and Analyst with demonstrated analytical and operational ability to join our clients rapidly growing, fast paced scale-up organisation.

The role requires someone who is hands-on, enjoys getting into the cogs of the financial operations and will provide value through insightful analysis and assisting with the financial operations.

The ideal candidate will be versatile, a self-starter and keen to get involved where needed.

Job Purpose :

The successful candidate is intended to become a highly trusted member of our client’s team. The role will support continued transparency of the business’ performance and financial outlook and support the core financial operations.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Actively support financial operations, including Customer Onboarding, payment and refunds processing, chargeback management, Xero bookkeeping, Reconciliation, Anti-fraud monitoring
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Financial performance review and analysis, including preparation of month end reporting Identify underlying trends and understand variances
  • Preparation of business plans, financial models to support decision making, target setting and forecasting
  • Dive deeply into financial data and become a subject matter expert to provide additional insights
  • Help drive forward the continued automation of finance processes, financial reporting, and reconciliation
  • Required Competencies :

  • Sound analytical skills - proven track record in building and maintaining financial models
  • Sound skills in report writing and in presenting financial information
  • Have a robust grasp of the business model and operations
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong desire to add value and make a difference
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining financial models
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities
  • Knowledge and experience of tax concepts, such as international tax and transfer pricing is advantageous
  • Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, Accounting, or any related finance orientated degree
  • CIMA or CA, would be advantageous
  • Min of 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial and operational principles
  • Auditing background is advantageous
  • Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
  • Knowledge of tools such as Xero Accounting Software and PowerBI is
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