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Financial Accountant

A dynamic and a leading Financial Services & Insurance Company is looking for a strong and experienced candidate to join their finance department.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director.

Awesome career opportunity awaits!

Responsibilities:

  • Produce and distribute monthly management accounts to agreed time scales
  • Produce detailed quarterly cash flow forecasts
  • Produce financial reports detailing actual expenditure against forecast / budget, to agreed timescales
  • Produce financial reports for management and board members
  • Develop annual budgets Assist in budget preparations and cost variance analysis
  • Manage the payroll system, and provident fund
  • Manage with treasury functions
  • Manage preparing income tax and VAT returns (and SARS audit queries)
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements
  • Perform key year-end functions and engage with auditors
  • Offer improvements to the current systems and practices.
  • Perform an active role in implementing business system improvements
  • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary
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Experience and Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience
  • Three year Accounting qualification with financial services industry experience preferable.
  • Added advantages would be experience in TAX
  • Good IFRS understanding and experience in drafting AFS
  • MS Office experience (extensive Excel analytical skills, Word and Powerpoint)

 

Required Skills:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Focus on accuracy of information.
  • Possess good report writing techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to communicate in English effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other employees and third parties.
  • Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Must have a strong personality
  • Must be able to challenge financial decisions / expenditure
  • Must be dynamic
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have a high work ethic

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