Financial Accountant

 Education & Technical Qualities:   
    • Degree
 Previous Work Experience:   
    • At least 5 years Financial Accounting experience
    • Previous experience with handling company compliance requirements including SARS returns
Personal Attributes:   
    • Honesty & integrity
    • Hard-working
    • Confidentiality
    • Problem solving
    • Can communicate at all levels
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Highly adaptable
    • A good sense of humour
Skills & Knowledge Competencies:   
    • Microsoft Excel – Advanced user
    • eFiling – essential
    • Solid accounting systems experience: Pastel
    • Experience working in a team environment
Experience in staff management  
Purpose of the Job:
Strive for excellence as the Financial Account role as follows:
    • To ensure that all monthly & annual financial reports are published within the agreed timelines and that the figures are accurate
    • To improve & streamline the financial reporting efficiencies within the group
    • To ensure that all compliance requirements are met – SARS, CIPC, Banks, etc.
    • To provide information support to the General Manager
    • To ensure smooth operation of the finance & admin team at Head Office  
Key Performance Area Summary:
    1. Contribute to the achievement of the organisation’s objectives by providing key financial information.
    2. Preparation of the annual budgets.
    3. Preparation of the company’s monthly financial accounts and ensuring that these are presented accurately and on time.
    4. Assist in developing and maintaining all necessary systems, policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient financial management within the company.
    5. All compliance requirements to be met on time to avoid penalties, interest, etc.
    6. Assist & support finance & admin staff so that they carry out their responsibilities to the required standard.
Financial Reporting:
Main Tasks / Responsibilities
    • Monthly Management Accounts
    • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
    • Monthly fixed asset registers update
    • Audit preparation & liaison with Auditors including overseeing the drafting of the AFS
    • Monthly payroll
    •  Audit to be completed by end of June
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