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Festive - Management Accountant

Astral Operations Ltd
Soweto Soweto West Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Applying the correct accounting principles and ensuring that all procedures are in compliance with IFRS.
The ideal candidate would be responsible for:

Applying the correct accounting principles and ensuring that all procedures are in compliance with IFRS.
Responsible for financial reporting, including budgets, forecasting, Statutory and Tax year-end packs.
Responsible for financial evaluation and final editing of capital applications and post-implementation reports.
Assists with audits and ensures compliance with internal control requirements.
Ensures that the journal entries of the financial accountants are properly recorded and authorized.
Review GL accounts. Ensure that the allocation of costs is at all times reasonable and correct.
Prepares, completes and issues the monthly financial overview of business units.
Review the monthly balance sheet reconciliations completed by the financial accountants.
Determines and reviews the financial viability of any capital expenditure proposal.
Monitors capex projects with regard to actual expenditure vs. approved expenditure.
Ensures that the GL agrees at all times with the fixed asset register.
Monitors the physical counts of fixed assets to ensure that the fixed assets of the business units get counted during a financial year on a pre-determined timetable.
Investigates and evaluates the financial systems and controls of the business units.
Assist in implementation of new financial systems when required.
Ensures that inventory cycle counts are performed at units, according to a pre-determined timetable.
Ensures that all inventory adjustments are properly authorised.
Compiles annual budget pack from budget working files.
Facilitates and does final preparation of weekly forecast of business units.
Prepares and completes financial year-end packs of the general ledger sites.
Assist in statutory year-end and tax pack from various financial sources and working files.
Management of staff according to budgetary controls, company policy and sound management principles.
Analysing the current level of insurance and making adjustments as necessary to ensure appropriate cover.

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

B. Com minimum 5 years' post-article experience or CIMA or CA qualification.
Advanced knowledge in the use of financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets and word.
Must have experience in budgeting procedures, financial reporting and analysis, cost analysis and standard costing; capital application processing.
Assertive, motivated and with strong supervisory skills.
Willing to travel to Standerton when required.
Converse fluently in both English & an additional official language.
Good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as problem-solving and planning skills are required.
The ability to build a strong finance team, and train & and develop staff, together with personal and professional integrity are key requirements.

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