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Group Accountant – Reference CVZGA

Main job function

The Group Accountant will be a key member of the finance team, responsible for managing financial reporting, consolidation, and accounting activities across the company and its subsidiaries. The role involves ensuring compliance with accounting standards, supporting the CFO in financial analysis, and contributing to the overall financial strategy of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in financial reporting, consolidation, and accounting roles. Experience in the financial services or alternative investment sector is preferred.
  • Proficient in financial reporting, accounting software, and MS Excel. Knowledge of IFRS and other accounting standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide meaningful insights.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present financial information to both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and contribute to a positive and supportive team environment.

 

 

 Criteria

Financial Reporting:

Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with accounting principles and regulatory requirements.

Ensure accuracy and completeness of financial data, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.

Consolidation:

Lead the consolidation process for the group, reconciling intercompany transactions, eliminating discrepancies, and producing consolidated financial statements.

Manage and coordinate with finance teams at subsidiary levels to ensure accurate reporting.

Accounting Operations:

Oversee day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger activities.

Ensure compliance with accounting policies, procedures, and relevant regulatory requirements.

Financial Analysis:

Provide financial analysis, insights, and recommendations to support strategic decision-making by the executive team.

Collaborate with business units to understand financial performance and trends.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

Contribute to the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads to establish financial goals and projections.

Support the CFO in preparing accurate and comprehensive financial forecasts.

Audit and Compliance:

Coordinate and facilitate external audits, ensuring timely and accurate provision of information to auditors.

Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations and reporting standards.

Tax Compliance:

Collaborate with tax advisors to ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations.

Assist in the preparation of tax filings and related documentation.

Process Improvement:

Identify opportunities for process improvements within the finance function, implementing changes to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

Remuneration: R25 000 – R35 000 per month

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

To apply for this job email your details to Chantel@armstrongappointments.com