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Accountant / Management Accountant (CIMA)

Queenstown Queenstown Lukanji, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Full Time
Reference: PE002414-CV-1Our 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.

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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