Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant
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  • Ensure all taxation and legislative requirements are complied with at all times
  • Ensure the monthly reconciliation of all ledgers and sub-ledgers.
  • Analyze business performance / result, providing feedback to Executive Management
  • Track and monitor revenue for accuracy, verifying it against operational reports
  • Ensure that revenue is allocated correctly, taking corrective action where inconsistencies arise.
  • Ensure monthly accruals are adjusted to meet demands of the business.
  • In conjunction with relevant personnel track, monitor and manage insurance claims
  • On a monthly basis monitor and track debtors to ensure they are consistent with contract conditions.
  • Ensure that debtors is monitored and collections are consistent with set company time frames and provide receivable report for executive management
  • Review on a continuous basis credit control processes for adequacy
  • Ensure financial statement compliance with IFRS guidelines.
  • Financial support and analysis to all parts of the business, provide timely and accurate decision to support all departments
  • Responsible for the coordination, preparation and presentation of the monthly financial results on timely basis to executive management
  • Ensure that end of year statutory accounts report is finalized by specified date for audit purposes.
  • Other AD hoc duties that may be specified from time to time
  • Co-ordinate and prepare annual budgets, including operating and capital expenditure budgets
  • In conjunction with the CP, ensure that business cash flow adequately supports company work activities and produce optimal results.
  • Ensure any approved capital expenditure budgets are adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure any variations to budgets and forecasts are explained in management reports, including any future/potential exposures to the organization.
  • On a monthly basis track and review expenditure against set budgets providing Executive Management with a variance analysis.
  • Ensure all company assets are monitored and accurately accounted for.
  • Ensure company motor vehicles and properties are effectively managed.
  • Ensure the fixed assets register is managed and maintained with strict adherence to fixed assets register procedure
  • On a monthly basis ensure the general ledger is reconciled to the assets register.
  • On an annual basis reconcile gross wages, payroll tax & compensation against general ledger for review
  • Collect and collate all necessary documentation in readiness and preparation of company tax return within due date.
  • As requested perform specified elements of company tax return for review by external auditors and tax consultants
  • Ensure that relevant information is communicated to direct reports enabling them to effectively carry out their functions.
  • Delegate tasks to direct reports in line with skill, knowledge and ability and where necessary identify skill gaps and training requirements.
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counselling
  • Complete KPI assessment of direct reports within company specified time frame
  • Ensure all reasonable steps are taken in order to achieve workplace harmony within the organization at all times
  • Review and control monthly payroll
  • Ensure compliance with overtime / extra hours leave , unsettled advances/IOU are in accordance with stipulated guidelines


  • Must be independent, having exceptional analytical as well as creative problem solving skills but more so will have a broad based financial background, including
  • Experience with financial planning and analysis, forecasting and budgeting
  • Bachelor/Masters degree in accounting or finance preferred, certified public accountant with ICAN qualification
  • A minimum of 9 years of combined accounting & finance experience as well as being very familiar with planning, compliance and reporting activities associated with a publicly-held/stockmarket listed company
  • Thorough knowledge of IFRS & tax matters
  • Excellent financial & business judgment skills: business acumen & ability to provide financial and business advice to all levels of Management
  • Proficiency in MS office applications & SAGE/ERP
  • Leadership & communication skills in order to supervise and mentor other accounting staff
  • Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment, to move things forward, to meet stringent timelines and to handle multiple demands simultaneously
  • Solid understanding of the company’s financial position & strategic activities

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