Project Accountant – STELLENBOSCH

6-month Contract


A fantastic opportunity in Stellenbosch for a Project Accountant.


The role assists the Division Accountant 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.



  • 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


  • 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
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