Financial Manager

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Salary: R420k - 600k per year
Recruiter: HR Genie
Job Ref: 896419
Summary: Established, reputable and innovative firm is currently in need of an experienced FM.



Job Description

Financial Manager (Senior Accountant) – Cape Town

R----- – R----- Per Annum (Negotiable on qualification and relevant experience) plus Performance based bonus

Established, reputable and innovative firm is currently in need of an experienced FM (Senior Accountant) due to expansion taking place within their Finance team.

This role reports straight to the FD (and will include attending Executive Meetings)


Main Purpose of the role:

Supervise, manage and maintain the full Accounting function and statutory obligations for 3 companies.

Strong and proven leadership skills are required to provide a solid base of knowledge and guidance to the Finance team.  Sound knowledge and experience is required in order to take ownership and accountability for the organisations accounting functions.


Minimum requirements:

  • B.Com Accounting / relevant Finance Degree
  • Minimum 8 years senior level accounting experience gained, with proven leadership ability
  • Previous experience in the engineering / construction / architectural industry is advantageous
  • Exposure to forex / foreign exchange
  • Strong computer skills with exceptional knowledge of SAGE Pastel Partner (and VIP Payroll)
  • Solid and proven MS Excel knowledge and experience is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work without supervision and to take initiative in response to instruction
  • Able to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Honest and Ethical
  • Positive and Flexible attitude


Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversight of and Processing in Pastel up to Trial Balance
  • Prepare monthly TB, balance sheet and income statement
  • Month End Processes and Journals
  • Prepare the month end Management Accounts
  • Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Calculate month end accruals and provisions
  • Balancing of Inter Company Loan accounts and monitoring of interest charges
  • Accounting for Forex/Loss Gains on monthly basis
  • VAT reporting and reconciling. Submission to SARS
  • Review fixed asset register and book monthly depreciation
  • Oversees the Payroll Administrator and assists if required
  • Oversees the Creditors and Debtors clerk to ensure accurate capturing of Pastel tasks
  • Oversees the bookkeeper to ensure accurate capturing of Pastel tasks and reconciliations
  • Analyse supplier accounts to ensure accurate balances and allocations
  • Review and maintain insurances
  • Oversees the processing of batch payments
  • Preparing year-end adjustments and facilitating annual audit
  • Assisting in budget preparation
  • Implementing financial processes to assist in efficient work flows
  • Cash flow reporting and management
  • Collaborates with the FD to support overall department goals and objectives
  • Manages daily operations in the Finance Department and provides Mentorship and development to Staff in department
  • Support the FD with Special projects
  • Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors/banks etc.
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial and company legislation and regulations


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