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Financial Accountant - Cape Town, South Africa

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #14925
Job Location Cape Town, South Africa
Company Type Property
Job Role Financial Accountant
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality SA ID
Degree University Degree in Accounting

Job Description

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Job Status: Interviews in Progress

Our client is looking for a Financial Accountant to join their team.


Reporting to the Financial Controller and back-up as needed.
Daily, weekly, monthly & annual Accounting entries and journals.
Income Statement & Balance Sheet reconciliations to prepare.
Detailed stock reconciliations.
Monthly and annual accruals.
Monthly and annual Insurance reviews and schedules.
Fixed asset registers maintenance, sundry debtors, bank & cash, loans, etc.
Floats/Petty Cash reconciliations & follow-up on related queries.
VAT reconciliations, submissions, and payments.
Review of monthly payroll schedules, reconciliations, and payments.
Preparation of monthly Management Reports (Balance Sheets & Income Statements) and related schedules.
Assist in the preparation of presentations and reports for directors and shareholders' meetings.
Assist with Cash Flow forecasting and schedules when needed.
Assist with budget preparations and importing into the accounting system.
Assist with drafting the annual financial statements and supporting schedules.
Assist in Annual audit preparations, schedules, queries, etc.
Assist in any SARS and Franchisor related audits.
Assist with stock take procedures and analyzing results.
Maintaining files & supporting documents.
Assist with all taxation calculations (Income, Provisional & Deferred) and submissions to SARS.
STATS SA submissions.
Staff management.
Assist with meeting daily, weekly, and monthly finance deadlines.
Assist with developing business processes and internal controls to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Ensure quality control & integrity of all financial transactions, compliance, and financial reporting.
Assist with streamlining/automating systems and procedures.
Assist with any on-the-job training for any staff in the department when needed.
Any ad hoc duties and projects in Finance Department on a daily/weekly / monthly/yearly basis.

Key Skills
Completely proficient in English.
High Computer Literacy.
Advanced Excel Skills (non-negotiable).
Previous Retail experience will be a strong advantage.
Pastel Evolution and Payroll knowledge will be a strong advantage.
Excellent reconciliation skills & financial applicable technical knowledge.
Strong leadership skills.

  • Job Role: Financial Accountant
  • Industry: Accountancy / Finance
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Must have a University Degree in Accounting.
Preference will be given to SAIPA/SAICA articles completed.
Have Commercial experience and not only Auditing/Accounting Firm exposure.
Preferably in a smaller/family-owned Retail/FMCG, fast-paced environment.
Previous management experience (Training, recruitment, and Performance management).
Preferably experienced in preparing management reports; payroll reconciliations; stock reconciliations; accruals & analytical review.

Additional Requirements

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