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Systems Accountant

East London East London Buffalo City, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 15, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for developing and maintaining systems and processes which ensure the effective and efficient processing of financial and non-financial data and to further extend the range of management tools and reports used to inform the business, the Systems Accountant will provide support to the Finance and Technical Teams ensuring effective operation and delivery of a high-quality service to the wider Group.

The successful candidate will support and report to the Technical Finance Manager, working closely with other members of the Technical Team to ensure the effective delivery of its overall aims and allocated programme of work and responsibilities.

  • The role will include responsibility as system accountant/administrator for the Group, including (but not limited to):
  • Day-to-day systems support and issue resolution
  • Oversee, manage, review and challenge all appropriate financial and non-financial systems with the Technical Finance Manager, proactively looking for cross division opportunities for efficiency.
  • Configuration of proper systems access for the Group to optimise controls
  • Manage/support project teams to implement new and update existing systems
  • Test internal processes and procedures and document once approved
  • Delivery of system training for finance and non-financial staff, covering aspects such as core transactional and ancillary processes (e.g. AP/AR, CRM etc.)
  • Operation of core finance control processes on the systems
  • Review the current systems/interfaces, forms and procedures and propose solutions to streamline and reduce manual intervention
  • Support the Technical Finance Manager in ensuring that internal controls within the Group are fit for purpose
  • and are enforced, measured and monitored and improved where applicable.
  • Collaborate with CFO and Financial Managers to design and develop both internal and external management reports to better inform the business.
  • Ensure integrity of supplier payment runs and make investigations as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records, filing and audit trail of activities undertaken.
  • Liaise with external stakeholders where necessary including, but not limited to, internal and external auditors and system developers
  • Provide additional and ad hoc financial support and analysis, as required.

  • Degree in commerce/business/accounting or IT
  • Systems development and finance systems experience
  • Broad experience and knowledge of accounting systems
  • ERP system experience (Sage300)
  • Experience working in project and BAU environments
  • Property Industry experience beneficial
  • Ability to collaborate and train other finance staff
  • Advanced computer software skills, including Excel macros

  • Up to date knowledge of current trends and practices relating to finance
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills demonstrating an ability to identify and react to emerging issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to manage conflict and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent standard of literacy and effective written communication skills for preparing financial reports
  • Ability to deal with a demanding workload which will include conflicting demands on time
  • Ability to lead and supervise a team

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