Job Title
Financial Accountant
Employment Type
3 to 5 years
Job Published
24 November 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description

Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant to be involved with the accounting of various entities within the group. The incumbent will report directly to the Financial Manager. This will be on a 2 month contract with the possibilty to be extended.

If you would like to build your career in a fast paced, dynamic environment where opportunities are endless, then apply today!

NB: We will only consider candidates who are locally based in Cape Town and available to start immediately as this is an urgent project contract opportunity.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible to produce monthly management accounts for various entities, including balance sheet, income statement, and supporting schedules
  • Ensure Management Accounts packs are correct, and that due date deadlines are met
  • Review Budget Vs Actual variances and report on any variances
  • Reconciliation and reports of various company accounts with regards to cash flow
  • Prepare audit packs, and liaise with auditors regarding annual financial statements
  • Submission of statutory returns for VAT
  • Review of payments for correct allocation and VAT treatment
  • Weekly / daily review of all cashbooks, invoicing, debtors age analysis and assist in the management of the credit control process
  • Authorisation of payments on the banking portal
  • Investigate Expense variance, and add as notes to Income Statement schedules
  • Respond to and follow up on accounts queries
  • Respond to ad hoc projects , queries and analysis thereof
  • Provide support to the Financial Manager
  • Review of system of internal controls and management and promotion of more effective management systems


Completed tertiary qualification in Accounting


Experience and Knowledge:

  • 1 year post article experience/commercial experience or
  • 3 years experience in an accounting role
  • 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.

Skills and Attributes

  • Computer literate (experience in Google Drive, Sheets and Docs preferable)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Must be accurate
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Able to perform manage deadlines and meet them
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Responsible, accountable and dedicated


Specific Requirements

  • Solid and positive references
  • Clear health record
  • Clear credit record
  • No criminal record
  • Vaccinated against covid-19 or prepared to be vaccinated prior to commencing job


Normal working hours are Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 until 17h00 with a 45 minute lunch break. The company allows employees, by approval of the direct manager, to work flexi time between 07h00 and 18h00.