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Accountant / Management Accountant (CIMA)

Queenstown Queenstown, Eastern Cape Lukanji, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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Full Time
Our client in the FMCG / Manufacturing industry is currently looking to employ an experienced Accountant / Management Accountant; based in Queenstown (Eastern Cape)

The Account will oversee the financial function ensuring accuracy, compliance and strategic insights.

The Accountant will play a crucial role in the preparation of monthly reports, reconciliations, accruals and month-end journals.

A wonderful career opportunity awaits you. Requirements:
  • Grade 12.
  • CIMA qualification or Accounting.
  • 3 Years' experience within the FMCG industry.
  • 5 Years' experience in management accounting.
  • Financial Reporting experience.
  • Costing experience.

Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:
Cost Management and Financial Analysis:
  • Provide tools to measure costs and analyse financial information to identify opportunities for cost reduction and revenue enhancement.
  • Deliver regular and detailed feedback to managers on financial results, including KPI reports generated through Jet reports.
Monthly Financial Reporting:
  • Prepare and submit the Monthly Pack by the 15th of the following month, including Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements, and Cost to Serve reports.
  • Generate other management reports as required, ensuring accuracy and relevance.
Month-End Processes:
  • Process month-end journals accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Analyse monthly results to identify anomalies, address errors, and prevent recurrence.
  • Assist with Balance Sheet reconciliations and VAT reconciliations.
Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, and Statutory Compliance:
  • Assist in the preparation and review of yearly budgets, rolling budgets, and 5-year financial forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, including VAT Act and deadlines for submission of returns and financial reports to Stats SA.
Internal Controls and Audit Support:
  • Assist in ensuring effective internal controls, including involvement in stock takes and ad hoc internal audit tasks.
  • Maintain audit files and assist auditors during external audits, implementing corrective measures as needed.
Ad Hoc Projects and Cash Flow Management:
  • Support finance-related tasks as required for ad hoc projects.
  • Compile month-end cash flow summaries for the Financial Director.
Audit Preparation and Reporting:
  • Ensure the timely preparation of an unqualified external audit report by 31 August and provide audit files to auditors by 1 May.
  • Maintain audit files on a monthly basis for the next year's audit, including balance sheet reconciliations, VAT reconciliations, loan reconciliations, and other necessary reconciliations.

Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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