Group financial accountant

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R350 000 - R400 000 CTC (depending on qualification and experience)
Recruiter: Data Centrix
Job Ref: VDK
Summary: Excellent career prospect at reputable banking institution



Job Description

The purpose of the job will be to perform the full accounting function for the group.  Duties will include, but not be limited to


  • Authorisation of payments
  • Oversee the debtors function
  • Perform reconciliation of intercompany accounts
  • Prepare certain reports for the regulatory team
  • Assist with annual budgeting process and intercompany invoicing
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts
  • Process certain cash book entries
  • Prepare management accounts for the holding company
  • Prepare monthly accounting journals for the holding company
  • Prepare monthly consolidation journals for the group
  • Prepare and report divisional income statements, balance sheets and dashboards
  • Implement audit recommendations
  • Reconcile the fixed asset register
  • Assist divisions with monthly queries
  • Raise monthly income and deferred tax journals
  • Analyse actual to budget variances and provide line management with feedback and details, and if need be, take corrective action
  • Assist in preparing year end "audit packs" for reporting to Group and auditors
  • Assist auditors with information requests and queries at the year-end audit
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Financial Statements for the Group
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • BComm or B.Compt Honours
  • Experience in preparation of financial statements including consolidations
  • Minimum years work experience in accounting
  • Financial services experience advantageous
  • Solid accounting background with a sound understanding of accounting systems
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Great Plains experience advantageous

Skills/Personal Attributes Required

  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong administration skills
  • Deadline-driven
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Time-management skills
  • Pro-active
  • Able to take initiative
  • Assertive
  • Flexibility to work extended time in order to meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage and supervise employees

If you have not received feedback by 15 January 2018, please consider your application unssuccessful

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