Management Accountant (Travel)
MECS Africa
Centurion, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements

Major objectives :

To produce management accounts on a monthly and adhoc basis for the company and associated entities to senior management, and ensure adherence to the month end timetable.

Responsible for compiling the month end file and interrogating and justifying all balances in the Trial balance. To help build and maintain a good control environment and identify process improvements.

Responsibilities

  • To work with the Finance Director in the UK to oversee the completion of all bank reconciliations on a weekly basis
  • To maintain the Fixed asset register
  • To ensure all accruals and prepayments are prepared and posted correctly
  • To work closely with the Sales team to ensure any rebates are correctly accounted for and reports are prepared and sent in a timely manner to agents
  • To prepare accurate and timely monthly management accounts by working day 10
  • To assist the Finance Director with compiling accompanying commentary and analysis on the monthly results to justify the presented numbers
  • To review the Trial Balance each month and ensure accurate balance sheet reconciliations are present and complete to justify all balances and have a good understanding of what the balances represent from a commercial perspective
  • To review the Trial Balance each month and ensure accurate balance sheet reconciliations are present and complete to justify all balances and have a good understanding of what the balances represent from a commercial perspective
  • To ensure reconciliations are done between TGRS (the in-house booking system) and SAP where necessary, which requires the ability to interrogate and compare vast quantities of data
  • To review monthly B2C direct marketing costs with department heads to ensure reported amounts are correct and complete
  • To assist with the completion of the year end file
  • To be a key contact for year end audit process
  • To help identify and implement accounting processes improvements
  • To help build and manage a tight control environment and implement any improvements suggested by the external auditors or senior finance team
  • To provide meaningful financial information as required to support the budgeting and reforecasting process
  • To help coach, train and mentor other team members in all aspects of the financial accounting function
  • To assist with compiling and maintaining the Financial and Accounting Manual
  • To support the Financial Controller on all ad hoc work and projects relating to the financial accounts
  • Key requirements

  • Experience with SAP would be an advantage
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience of working in a high volume / low value business would be an advantage
  • Ability to transfer finance knowledge to the wider commercial business environment
  • Self starter and highly motivated
  • Strong performance under pressure with a flexible approach to work
  • Must be able to adhere to deadlines maintaining required standards
  • Ability to assimilate and interpret data into meaningful financial information
  • Strong Excel skills
  • CIMA / ACCA finalist or newly qualified
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