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Financial Accountant

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ENVIRONMENT:

A leader in fund management is seeking a Financial Accountant to be responsible for ensuring the accuracy & validity of management and financial accounting, that fiscal and regulatory requirements and deadlines are met, and regulatory reports are prepped. You must be a registered CA (SA) having passed the Board Exams at 1st attempt, completed your articles with a globally reputable Audit Firm, between 2 – 5 years of post-qualification experience, be skilled in Accounting packages such as Pastel, Oracle, Caseware, MDA etc. and tax, and financial regulatory and reporting requirements (IFRS).

 

DUTIES:

Accounting –

Ensure that all financial reports including but not limited to the monthly accounts and the preparation of audit files are prepared accurately and   submitted on time on due dates, procedure manuals are adequately prepared and maintained regularly and are at the required standard.

Apply principles of accounting to prepare and analyse financial information, prepare financial reports including financial statements, strategic plans, budgets and financial forecasts, and variances from forecasts and the interpretations thereof.

Implement infrastructure systems and administration systems compile and analyse financial information.

Audit contracts, orders and vouchers and prepare reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.

Install, modify documents and coordinate implementation of accounting systems, sound control procedures; Ensure regular processes are reviewed, documented and implemented.

Manage specific projects within the department, designing and implementing business strategy and plans, implementation of infrastructure systems and administration systems and financial controls.

Ensure that audit files are prepared on time and accurately.

Ensure that both internal and external audits are planned and executed properly.

Ensure that all related tax and statutory affairs of the different companies are in order including but not limited to ensuring that VAT, PAYE, UIF, SDL, Income Tax, Dividend Tax, FSB levies are duly submitted and paid for in time and proper cash planning is maintained to meet all our tax commitments.

Ensure transactional recording on Pastel, process journal entries and compile general ledger, draw up financial statements to a consolidated level.  Allocate and process Bank statement transactions, and perform reconciliations of bank accounts, inflows, and scrip holdings.

Train all junior staff on policies and procedures.

System static data is kept up-to-date.

Ensure compliance with applicable accounting and corporate policies and ensure that entries are recorded in compliance with the policies and accounting standards.

Implement and ensure adherence to internal control processes.

Prepare month-end management accounts within the internal deadlines. Ensure that all tax submissions are done on time and accurately.

Keep up-to-date With IFRS standards and all accounting concepts, practices, and procedures.

Ensure completeness, accuracy, time lines, accessibility and consistency objectives are met when closing the books and to comply with accounting policies and procedures. Ensure records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Regulate, supervise, review, and implement a full and accurate set of accounting records for the relevant companies in full compliance with the relevant legislation and accounting policies.

Implement continuous review and control systems to monitor the performance of the company, its flows of funds, and adherence to budgets.

Identify and alert the Senior Accountant of any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence to process and procedures, weakness in internal controls, and any actual or potential concerns arising out of the financial and operational matters of the business.

Ensure that all relevant security measures, and authorisation levels are in place to ensure effective functioning of banking and cash management processes.

Assist in managing all junior staff within the hub.

Supervision over general accounting, property accounting, cost accounting, and budgetary controls.

Ensure that the quality and integrity of financial and management reporting is maintained.

 

Reporting –

Prepare management reporting daily/weekly/monthly.

Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, monthly preparation of accounts for the companies and that regulatory changes are incorporated in such accounts.

Ensure that financial statements are generated for the companies allocated to you.

Ensure that reporting and effective communication is done accurately and on time both internally and externally; create, implement and maintain reports and documentation according to the legislation.

Prepare monthly management accounts, quarterly & annual financial statements for funds, operating companies or group of companies allocated to you.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, compilation of statistics including internal and market analysis, preparation of regular management reports, workflow design and implementation.

Prepare and present to the Senior Accountant an annual budget and/or financial plan, business plans, and/or any documentation required.

Ensure that procedure manuals are strictly implemented, and all deadlines are met through appropriate detailed planning.

Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts of financial performance.

Ensure that all tax and regulatory submissions are accurate and filed on time.

Ensure that each company fiscal records, signed financials, financial plans and policies, accounting practices, communication and relationships with internal and external institutions are properly documented and filed.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Registered CA (SA) having passed the Board Exams at 1st attempt.

Completed articles with a globally reputable Audit Firm.

1 – 5 years of post-qualification experience.

Good working knowledge on Accounting Package (Pastel, Oracle, Caseware, MDA etc).

Tax, and financial regulatory and reporting requirements (IFRS).

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills, verbal and written.

Good teamwork skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and to work collaboratively within the company.

Strong ability to solve problems and suggest re- engineering methodologies to increase efficiency.

Cautious and diligent approach to daily tasks.

Capable to effectively multitask.

Able to work well under pressure.

Able to follow process and procedure.

Well organised with strong attention to detail.

Honesty and integrity.

Strong numerical ability.

 

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

COMMENTS:

When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to michelle@datafin.com and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

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