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Senior Financial Accountant at C. Steinweg Bridge (Pty) Ltd - Gauteng, Johannesburg

C. Steinweg Bridge Ltd
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary:
To support the Transport Finance Manager in the financial aspects of Bridge Transport (Regional and South African Operations) in order to provide a cost effective service in accordance with company policies, objectives and goals that satisfies the needs of the customer and ensures a return on shareholder's investments.

Plan, direct and action Divisional accounting activities by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinates:
  • Compliance with Group Standard with regards to directing the division's activities around producing monthly financial reports which reflect the Division's actual performance against planned performance, research new products/services to evaluate financial viability and forecast performance.
  • Preparation of accounts, financial planning and budgeting, reporting of budget variances, cost control and cost analysis programmes, segregation of duties.

List Of Key Performance Areas:
Support the financial manager in all tasks specifically:
  • Management of working capital through:
  • daily engagement with operations.
  • improved processes and systems.
  • innovation.
  • Management of the financial and accounting interface of Carlo and SAP.
  • Daily review of financial data accuracy and management of operational margins.
  • Relevant and timeous management information and budgeting in order to be able to swiftly make decisions.
  • Regional roll out of systems and financial process improvements.
  • Being the key point of contact to streamline the Transport division's interaction with the centralized debtors, finance, payments and IT teams.
  • Manage creditors, creditors terms, reconciliations and payment on time.
  • Manage cash flow forecasts.
  • Send out and compile forecast /dashboards.
  • Costing of business transactions.
  • Thorough analysis of accounting data improve underperforming areas within the Division creating efficiencies and reducing costs to maximise working capital for business growth.
  • Reporting on results of all activities and variances
  • Monthly audit file completion and dealing with auditors
  • Management of internal controls and procedures
  • Set up SOP's and controls.
  • Budgets and monthly management accounts completion.
  • Prepare, analyse and present monthly financials reports and packs in compliance with industry legislation and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Regulatory Guidelines.
  • Prepare, in conjunction with other senior management , annual budgets and forecasts and 5 year forecasts.
  • Assist in the preparation of divisional financial information by given deadlines.
  • People management and development.
  • Comply with all statutory requirements, e.g. VAT Returns, STATS SA, SARB applications.
  • Invoices are raised promptly, reach customers promptly and are complete and accurate.
  • Queries and disputes with customers and suppliers are resolved urgently and quickly.
  • The daily cash flow forecast is kept up-to-date and is accurate.
  • Supplier Take On Management and Compliance.
  • DRC accounting and reporting.
  • System Development.
  • SAP/Carlo/Finance.
  • Working capital reports.
  • Development Automated Accrual process.
  • Enhancement and automation of finance processes
  • Eswatini (Accounts to GL, Compliance (VAT / Tax), Audit/Financial statements)
  • Fuel / rate adjustment process.
  • Fuel supply recovery system and process.

  • Grade 12.
  • B.Com (Accts) CIMA or equivalent qualification Accounting Degree.

  • Minimum 5-7 years' experience working in a similar role.
  • 3 years administration experience.
  • Previous experience in logistics would be advantageous.
  • Experience in Financial analysis, Budgeting, Forecasting and Financial software systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Financial Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Logistics
  • CIMA
  • Fuel Rates
  • Management Accounts

Desired Qualification Level:
  • Degree

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