Melmoth – KZN

We are looking for a senior Financial Accountant to join our client.  Experience in the agricultural sector preferable.

This position is responsible for running the accounting and financial activities of the organisation. This position also analyses the economic stability of the company and provides financial information to management, enabling them to make budgeting and investment decisions. This position reports on costs, productivity, margins and company expenditures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Preparing the monthly profit and loss, and balance sheet reports
• Tax reporting and inventory processing
• Collecting and analysing data, which is then used in the preparation of weekly and monthly estimates
• Advising on estimates for project funding
• Creating KPI reports
• Preparing weekly cash flow statements, and controlling expenditure and cash flow
• Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and statutory accounts
• Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data
• Conducting internal audits such as wage reviews
• Examining financial records to check for accuracy
• Managing and training staff when necessary
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• At least a post graduate Diploma in Accountancy (PDipAcc), Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) or a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy (GDA). AGA qualification an advantage
• Completed 3-year training contract in agricultural sector an advantage
• At least 8 years relevant work experience
SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• Analytical mind
• Commercial and Agricultural business awareness
• Good communication skills
• A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data
• Deadline oriented and an ability to stick to time constraints
• Managing Profitability
• Accounting and financial skills
• Effective people management