Cost Accountant (CA)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R750 000.00 P/A
Recruiter: Next Pioneers
Job Ref: Ref: Cost Accountant..
Summary: Cost Accountant (CA)



Job Description


The key responsibilities of the position are as follows, but not limited to:
 General Accounting: Management and oversight of all aspects of accounting, incl. Cashbooks, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets.  Treasury: Management of Cash flow, Foreign Exchange & Working Capital.  Sales Deal & Project Review.  Reporting: Monthly Management Accounts (incl. Cash flow calculations and rolling forecast). Monthly group reporting; Quarterly forecasts; Variance Analysis; Budgets.  Tax: Submissions for all relevant taxes (completion, compliance and reconciliations).  Compliance Topics: Management of Internal and External Audit interventions, oversight of BBBEE planning and decision making. Management Reporting  Ensure deadlines are achieved on time in full.  Ensure comprehensive analysis and control of business results monthly, comparison to Budget and previous Forecast for revenues, margins and costs .  Cash-flow forecasts.  Preparation and presentation of financial data and KPI’s to management.  Intercompany reporting for YTD actuals, forecasts and budget.  Preparation of ad hoc reports requested by business units. Planning and Budgeting:  Actively contribute with analysis and data input during the annual Budget and strategic planning exercise and all Forecasts as required.  Develop Financial Processes & Systems during changing financial conditions to ensure processes are correctly followed.  Seek for constant process improvements and harmonisation within and outside the finance function, define new processes and issue guidelines, directives or Work Instructions if necessary.  Ensure proper implementation and monitoring of finance related processes and initiatives  Review and report Risks and Opportunities on Key Performance Indicator’s in Business’ Forecast and Budgets.

Cost Control  Challenge the Business cost base and act as main driver in cost saving initiatives. Communication:  Develop and define the Controlling community within the Business.  Support the Business Units in all financial aspects; act as mentor.  Best practice experience.  Ensure all required accounting and reporting information is accessible and communicated to Management.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:  B Com Accounting (Hons) or equivalent.  CA (SA) preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  3 years’ experience in Financial Accounting to Financial Statements.  2 years managing a financial team.  Risk Management incl. credit control.  Sound accounting knowledge and experience (Minimum articles or 5 years commercial experience).  Experience in Controlling activities (e.g. Calculation of recovery rates, Cost Centre accounting, Cash Flow Management)  Experience in Management accounting and analysis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & ABILITIES:  Detailed knowledge of IFRS.  Microsoft Office Suite.  Sage Evolution.  SARS e-Filing.  SAP (advantage).  Understanding of accounting and reporting systems.  Principles of Internal Controls.  Integrity, Communication, Active team player, Rigorous, Deadline driven, Transparent, Business Partner, pro-active, process driven, result oriented. Ability to influence, nurture, develop, but ability to be critical. People management skills in selecting, hiring and managing people.


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