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Management Accountant - Western Cape, Cape Town

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Cape Town Region Cape Town, Western Cape Western Cape, South Africa
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Management Accountant
Location: Cape Town - Office Based - Foreshore. Hours 09h00 - 18h00 (to align with Head Office in Berlin).
Company: The role sits in Shared Services within a well established and extremely successful international private investment firm with Head Quarters in Berlin and California and offices in several countries around the world.
The ideal candidate for this entrepreneurial environment is someone who not only possesses the necessary technical skills but also embodies the agility, confidence, resilience, and team spirit required to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape.
If you speak or understand German that would be an advantage.

You should thrive in an environment where change is constant, and must be able to quickly pivot strategies, adapt to new circumstances, and embrace evolving business needs with confidence and composure.
Resilience is key in facing the challenges and setbacks inherent in an entrepreneurial environment. The ideal candidate should possess the mental fortitude to bounce back from setbacks, learn from failures, and maintain focus on achieving long-term objectives.


  • Preparing appropriate, accurate, timely and relevant Management Accounts
  • Reviewing and analysis
  • Adapt and improve management reports
  • Balance sheet and income statement reconciliation tasks, journal postings, monthly accruals, and provisions;
  • Address inaccuracies
  • Prepare the general ledger asset accounting functions;
  • Participation in the Company's year-end process and production of the Annual Financial Statements
  • Liaising with the auditors as required

Budgets and Planning
  • Assist in providing support and advice to the Group in preparing forecasts and budgets within the prescribed timelines;
  • Engage with management of subsidiaries on performance against budget, provide financial advice on budget control and forecast outcomes

Corporate Governance; Risk Management and Company Secretarial
  • Develop and manage financial systems and policies to ensure compliance with good corporate governance and legislation


  • Develop and implement processes and perform tasks to ensure overall tax compliance of the Group;
  • Managing daily banking and cash requirements for the Group;
  • Monthly Payroll Administration functions;

Essential requirements:

  • Min 5 years accounting experience in a busy, progressive, and tightly managed business with a focus on Management Accounting;
  • Previous experience in handling international accounting preferably in a shared services environment;
  • Extensive experience of computerised accounting and reporting systems;
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS
  • Highly proficient Microsoft Office user with Advanced Excel skills
  • Bachelors degree in Finance
  • CIMA qualification

Desired Skills:
  • Managment Accountant
  • CIMA
  • BCompt

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