A fantastic opportunity in Stellenbosch for a Division Accountant. 

The role assists the Group Financial Manager of a well-established private group of companies, with exposure to securities and stock market investment, property, hospitality, agriculture, game breeding, and the consumer sector.

You will be part of a compact team accounting for the Group’s finances, with your main responsibility to handle individual company accounts, consolidations, financial analysis and reporting. Taxation experience would be an advantage.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Preparation of individual company accounts from source documents to management accounts
  • Resolution of un-reconciled items and non-standard transaction treatment
  • Assistance with IFRS drafting of financials
  • Consolidation of group accounts
  • Preparation of schedules for audit to ensure an efficient and timeous process
  • Analysis of monthly and quarterly accounts for reporting purposes
  • Maintenance of control schedules across group accounts
  • Regular VAT returns and year end reconciliation
  • Tax calculations including deferred tax as well as tax optimisation
  • Assistance with preparation of annual budgets
  • Assistance with annual company audits
  • Drafting of agreements and documents

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Accounting degree
  • Preference will be given to professional qualifications in the financial field (ACCA, CA or similar)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a financial accounting role or similar experience
  • Consolidation of accounts experience
  • Strong numeracy and excel skills, as well as practical experience with accounting systems (Xero, Pastel, Sage, VIP)
  • Self-motivated and disciplined with attention to detail
  • Must be able to multi-task, adhere to deadlines and be prepared to work overtime
  • Taxation qualification and experience (including international) would favour the candidate
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and experience in multi-currency accounting also preferable