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Management Accountant

Cape Town – Western Cape

JOIN the dynamic team of a well- established Property Management Group seeking your expertise as a Management Accountant who will play a key role in providing financial analysis, insights, and recommendations to support decision-making and drive business performance. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you will help analyse financial data and develop Management Accounts. The ideal candidate must possess a completed tertiary qualification in Accounting with prior work experience as an Accountant – preferably in an Operational environment with proficiency in Excel, Accounting software such as Xero & preferably Google Drive, Sheets and Docs. You will also require solid knowledge of financial processes, systems and related laws, and have been responsible for managing accounts to Balance Sheet and Income Statement and ensuring that accounts are accurate and meaningful, and information contained in the accounts is accurate and relevant.
  • Responsible for generating monthly Management Accounts for various entities, including balance sheets, income statements, and accompanying schedules.
  • Ensure accuracy of Management Accounts packs and meet established deadlines.
  • Analyse Budget Vs Actual variances and communicate findings.
  • Conduct reconciliations and generate reports for various company accounts pertaining to cash flow.
  • Provide management and guidance to Cashbook, Payments & Creditors Controller and Credit Controller.
  • Prepare Audit packs and collaborate with Auditors on annual financial statements.
  • Handle submission of statutory returns for VAT.
  • Review payments for accuracy of allocation and VAT treatment.
  • Perform regular review of cashbooks, invoicing, and Debtors Age Analysis, assisting in Credit Control Management.
  • Authorise payments on the banking portal.
  • Investigate Expense Variances and incorporate findings into Income Statement schedules as notes.
  • Address and follow up on accounts queries promptly.
  • Manage ad hoc projects, queries, and analyses as needed.
  • Provide assistance to the Financial Manager.
  • Evaluate and enhance the system of internal controls and promote more efficient management systems.
  • Produce precise monthly Management Accounts within agreed timelines.
Qualifications –
  • Completed tertiary qualification in Accounting.
Experience/Skills –
  • Proven experience as an Accountant – specifically in an Operational environment.
  • Moderate to excellent Excel experience.
  • Proven experience in a Commercial / Corporate / Operational environment.
  • Solid knowledge of financial processes, systems and related laws.
  • Must have been responsible for managing accounts to Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
  • Must have been responsible for ensuring that accounts are accurate and meaningful, and information contained in the accounts is accurate and relevant.
  • Computer literate (experience in Google Drive, Sheets and Docs preferable).
  • Numerical Proficiency. Must have a strong aptitude for working with numbers, performing calculations.
  • Must possess Leadership skills, someone that has the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulousness in reviewing and preparing financial documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify financial discrepancies, investigate root causes, and propose solutions to resolve issues effectively.
  • Software Proficiency: Familiarity with Accounting software such as Xero.
  • Solid and positive references.
  • Clear health record.
  • Clear credit record.
  • No criminal record.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Good Time Management skills.
  • Able to perform manage deadlines and meet them.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Responsible, accountable and dedicated.

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