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Accountant

Employer
Red Ember Recruitment Ltd
Location
Mowbray Mowbray, Western Cape, South Africa Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 25, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Red Ember Recruitment is seeking to hire an accountant based at the client in Mowbray.

  • Prepare and review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP or IFRS.
  • Ensure timely and accurate consolidation of financial reports from various business units.
  • Oversee and manage the general ledger, ensuring all transactions are recorded accurately.
  • Perform regular reconciliations of accounts, resolving any discrepancies.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and financial forecasts.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance against budget, identifying and explaining variances.
  • Oversee the account's payable and receivable functions, ensuring timely processing and payment of invoices.
  • Monitor aging reports and manage collections to optimize cash flow.


Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive accounting experience, with at least 2 years in a senior or supervisory role.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting standards (GAAP/IFRS).
  • Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., Pastel) and advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

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