20th Mar 2024
Maitland, Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R850 000
Recruiter Name
Jordan Mitchell


Our client is looking for a hands on / operational Senior Accountant (Maitland, Cape Town). The incumbent will be reporting to the General Manager: Finance.

The main function of this position is to play a fundamental role in supervising and managing staff to ensure the alignment of tasks and their performance to the overall objectives of the accounting division. To ensure integrity of accounting records by adherence to policies, procedures and internal controls, as well as providing recommendations for improvement.
The key tasks & responsibilities for this position are to:
• Ensure that all accounting/admin, and internal control systems are properly adhered to
• Assist the Regional and Branch Management with all accounting/admin functions
• Preparation of monthly financial statements and interpretation thereof
• Preparation of monthly management reports
• Interpret and write financial reports once month end results are completed
• Preparation of annual budgets
• Preparing of quarterly board packs
• Monitor performance against budgets and continually re-evaluating forecasts
• Understand statutory requirements, e.g. VAT, imports, exports
• Ensure that official records are accurately and timeously maintained
• Supervise / train accounting staff at Branch and Regional level
• Liaise with Internal Audit, Salaries, Legal, Human Resources, Transport and IT Departments at Head Office
• Get involved in the financial side of operations
• Report to General Manager: Finance

The key educational requirements and qualifications for this position would be:
• A valid grade 12 certificate is essential
• B. Com in Accounting or an equivalent degree essential
• K8 experience advantageous
• A minimum of 3 years articles or experience in a similar role
• Computer literate
• If no articles, 5 years experience required within a similar role
The desired skills and competencies required for this position amongst others would be:
• Observant with immaculate attention to detail
• Accuracy as the job involves extensive figure work
• Be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Be prepared to work overtime
• Be prepared to travel when required
• Must have previous managerial experience in accounting and admin
• Understand and be able to calculate and interpret financial results
• Have good communication skills both written and verbal
• Have great time management skills
• Work effectively in a team
• Be able to work under pressure
• Articulate and presentable
• Be assertive, outgoing, confident and reliable

FMCG/ Manufacturing/ wholesale experience desirable and candidate should understand that they should be hands on

Salary - R850 000pa CTC

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