Senior Financial Accountant (CA | CIMA)
HR Genie
Cape Town, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements

Senior Financial Accountant (CA CIMA) Cape Town

R 500K R 600K Negotiable based on Qualification and Years of relevant experience

Our Client, a Global Private Equity firm , is currently in search of a financially astute, highly assertive and results orientated finance professional to join their dynamic finance team.

One would describe you as having solid accounting technical knowledge with strong analytical and numerical skills as well as a strong sense of urgency and ability to thrive in a fast paced setting.

Main Purpose of the role :

Support the Finance Manager through management of the creditors function, support in ensuring efficient internal and external audits and accurate and timely reporting for the Group.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Manage the creditor accountants and provide guidance and training :
  • Organise resources to meet objectives and optimise workload within teams
  • Refine and enhance existing accounting systems and processes and provide guidance and assistance on complex reporting items
  • Assist with the preparation of memos / detail accounting analysis for transactions setting out the accounting principles to be applied.
  • Communicate and co-ordinate monthly deadline and deliverable dates to meet reporting deadlines
  • Lead by example to ensure accuracy and timely delivery of creditors activities and bank transactions this includes :
  • Timely review of bank, creditor and credit card reconciliations
  • Timely and accurate response to management queries
  • Approval of invoices, staff claims and credit card transactions on Expense Point (Expense Management software) as well as updating Expense Point for new users, accounts etc
  • Preparation of reporting packs, annual financial statements, governance reports and management information for the Finance Manager to review
  • Prepare monthly management information, including ensuring all entries processed and accounts reconciled using financial and non-financial information from various data sources;
  • Assist Finance team with special ad-hoc reporting requirements and requests.
  • Compare actual performance to budget and prior year and explain variances;
  • Preparation of business plans, dividend proposals and forecasts
  • Efficient, accurate and timely budget preparation and review (including analysis and preparation of budget overview presentation)
  • Management / execution of ad hoc projects including :
  • Implement efficiencies and enhance control environment to managing financial and business risk.
  • Stress test results to assess the impact of potential risk scenarios
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Enhance control environment to manage financial and business risk
  • Co-ordinate successful internal and external audit process :
  • Ensure supporting documentation readily available for audit;
  • ensure processes in place to ensure consistent treatment across the group;
  • prepare reporting packs, annual integrated report and annual financial statements in terms of IFRS;
  • prepare documentation for the auditors : impairment reviews, impact of future accounting policies, justification to consolidate / deconsolidate companies, operating segments, going concern assessment etc.
  • prepare the consolidated audit pack
  • Banking & treasury
  • Review and authorisation of payments per the signing authorities
  • Prepare regular cash flow forecasting
  • Timely and accurate response to management queries
  • VAT / Corporate Tax compliance
  • Review VAT and GST submissions
  • Prepare Corporate Tax calculations for review by the finance manager
  • Keeping abreast of industry development / technologies
  • Qualification and Experience required :

  • CIMA or CA(SA) with audit experience in Financial services
  • Post articles experience in a Financial services context would be a distinct advantage
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) with the ability to generate financial reports in Excel via different data sources
  • Strong knowledge of complex accounting standards (IFRS 9); this would be a distinct advantage;
  • Strong knowledge of accounting systems (particularly Microsoft Dynamics).
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