Financial Accountant

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Salary: 45000
Recruiter: The-Recruiter
Job Ref: CT001493/GJ
Summary: Financial Accountant



Job Description

Financial Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Manager, your responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Preparing all Purchase Requisitions for each department accurately and timely. Obtaining all necessary approvals before finally issuing the Purchase Order.
  • Reviewing weekly payments loaded in FNB to signed Payment Certificate and invoice.
  • Preparing VAT reports for South Africa and Lesotho on a monthly basis for review by the Finance Manager prior to submission to SARS/LRA.
  • Preparing all IVCF reports for the LRA on a monthly basis for review by the Finance Manager prior to submission.
  • Preparing monthly and annual management accounts for individual companies within the Group according to International Financial Reporting Standards for SME’s.
  • Managing all monthly intercompany transactions and intercompany loan reconciliations, together with the general ledger reconciliations for the related companies.
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register for the Group.
  • Reviewing the monthly bank and petty cash accounts for the Group. Following up and resolving all queries.
  • Ensuring all invoices are paid as per the stipulated client payment terms - no overdue balances on the age analysis.
  • Payroll: Preparation of EMP201; EMP501 Reconciliation; UIF and WCS submission.
  • Preparing and managing department budgets and forecasts with budget owners.
  • Monitoring and reporting on departmental budgets.
  • Organising all financial documents produced and received.
  • Assisting the Auditors where required for the finalisation of the Group audit.
  • Ad-hoc responsibilities 


  • Organised with a high level of accountability.
  • The ability to think on your feet and solve problems.
  • Able to roll up sleeves and work hard.
  • Willingness to put in extra effort to meet deadlines.
  • Be eager and willing identify and contribute to continual system improvements and implementation.
  • Flexibility and quick turnaround time.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • High level of curiosity.
  • Humble and down to earth.
  • Confident, comfortable and effective in a disruptive environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in order to effectively communicate between departments, different staff levels and multiple countries.
  • Willing to take on new challenges.
  • Time management, perform under pressure and demonstrate flexibility and agility in a fast-paced environment.
  • Being able to self-manage and work remotely. 


  • A diploma or degree in accounting (CIMA/SAIPA).
  • 10 years post qualification experience in a financial role.
  • One - two years of experience in retail commerce and industry would be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Proven experience with accounting software (SAGE One will be an advantage).
  • A passion for technology and applications and using these to work smarter.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.


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