LATEST JOB LISTINGS

Financial Accountant

Our client, operating in the health space, has a vacancy for a Financial Accountant which will provide support to the Finance Manager by assuming responsibilities in areas such as internal/external audit coordination, account reconciliations and management of accounts payable/receivable.

In your role as the Financial Accountant you will:

  • Keep track of the submission of various returns for all entities.
  • Ensure compliance with tax legislation through timely compilation and submission of reports to tax authorities i.e. SARS, IRS, etc.
  • Ensure that month-end and/or year-end journals such as depreciation, etc., are complete, accurate and processed on time
  • Support program staff in ensuring that customer accounts receivable or payable agree with external records by periodically preparing fund accountability statements based on the accounting records and reconciling them with the customer’s records.
  • Ensure that bank reconciliations are completed accurately and on time
  • Ensure that intercompany invoices are drawn up as per deadlines and they are accurate
  • Ensure that vendor records are complete and accurate and that payments are made on time.
  • Ensure that all new finance staff are trained on the various finance processes and procedures.
  • Conduct refresher training to existing staff on accounting procedures and system processes
  • Compile training manuals for various system processes as well as ensure that the manuals are up-to-date-and provided to training participants.
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and other international reporting legislation
  • Coach and mentor direct reports or any junior finance team members
  • Assist in-country finance staff when required to ensure that all financial accounting related deliverables are met.
  • Travel to country/field offices to conduct periodic finance reviews, provide support as well as conduct training as may be required.
  • Work closely with program and other finance personnel to ensure that customer records are up-to-date.
  • Execute specific financial accounting related deliverables to parts of the business on rotational/relief basis.

Essential qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in finance/accounting or related field
  • Completed 3 years articles at a reputable audit firm
  • Chartered Accountant qualification i.e. CA(SA), CPA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.

Desired qualifications

  • Additional post graduate degree in finance/accounting related field

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in a similar role in a medium to large matrixed environment
  • Experience in multi-currency, multi-company, and multi-jurisdictional accounting
  • Sound knowledge of US Government as well as other donor rules and regulations
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating internal or external audits
  • Experience in conducting training/capacity building for finance as well as non-finance staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others within the larger finance organization and take appropriate action when required
  • Experience in managing accounting processes from beginning to end
  • Ability to communicate effectively regarding finance processes to non-finance staff
  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and go the extra mile to achieve set deadlines
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting theory as well as best practices in accounting coupled with ability to give constructive input into financial accounting policies and procedures
  • Excellent computer skills and exposure to accounting packages
  • Sound understanding of the role of finance team as a support and service department
  • Ability to communicate core values to the finance team

Personal qualities

  • The ability to communicate directly, persuasively and effectively with others in business
  • The ability to prioritize and plan a challenging workload and to meet tight reporting deadlines
  • Ability to work systematically while juggling conflicting priorities
  • The appetite to work across all facets of financial accounting and develop/enhance skills
  • Collaborative nature of working across different teams
  • High levels of ethics and morale judgement
  • Be solution focused and service oriented
  • Ability to build rapport and credibility with peers, superiors and other stakeholders

Behavioural Competencies

  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork
  • Results Orientation
  • Team Leadership
  • Accountability

Senior Internal Auditor

A vacancy exists at a leading investment administration firm for a Senior Internal Auditor.

The Senior Internal Auditor has a good and demonstrated experience in information technology audit as well as the full spectrum of internal audit process and practises. The role is responsible for providing input into and the successful execution of the internal audit plan and specific identified audits of the business in accordance with professional (IIA / ISACA) and laid down standards. The role independently performs assigned audit engagements, from start to finish, inclusive of preplanning and wrap up activities and applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identify any potential issues. Any identified issues is communicated with senior management to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. During the normal course of carrying out duties and responsibilities, this role independently identifies potential risk areas requiring audit focus.

The role largely focuses on project and information technology related audits, but may be required to perform ad hoc business process reviews based on business requirements and audit team availability.

Specific duties

  • Build relationships with all levels of the business to effectively carry out audit focus and strategies, i.e. promote the value of the function
  • Assist in the development of the internal audit plan based on the internal risk management framework. In order to do this, the incumbent must be able to independently identify potential areas of risk requiring audit focus
  • Actively track the execution of the internal audit plan and escalate any delays to the Senior Manager
  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Produces audit reports and regular status reporting as required
  • Monitor and review of audit findings and follow up on clearance thereof
  • Liaison and coordination with external auditors and client auditors
  • Monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression – proactively seeks relevant Education and training opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies: Experience, Skills and Behavioural Attributes

  • Focused individual who is able to execute effectively and timely
  • Individual who can use initiative, take ownership and is able to question from base principles
  • Ability to work independently and planning own outputs to meet a specified set of deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels of the business
  • Problem solver with good attention to detail
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps
  • Clear and concise report writing skills
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Time management skills
  • Reliability
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as project management, auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change

Education

  • Tertiary Qualification with an accounting, information technology and internal audit background or 3 year’s relevant working experience
  • A minimum of at least 5 years audit experience is required
  • CIA, CISA or similar professional qualification preferred
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets and Instruments is desirable but not required

Senior Manager: Legal, Risk and Compliance

A vacancy exists at a leading Investment administration firm for a Senior Manager in the Legal, Risk and Compliance space.

The purpose of the position is to –

  • establish and align the company’s integrated risk management policies, processes and risk reporting to the Board’s enterprise-wide risk management approach;
  • provide independent audit assurance that the company’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively;
  • to oversee the compliance function and coordinate the function with the external compliance officer thereby assisting the company with discharging its regulatory responsibilities; and
  • to oversee the legal function.

Duties of the role will include:

  1. People Management – Leading a team of professionals in the fields of:
  • Legal – that are responsible for all the company’s legal contracting through internal and external legal support, as well as overseeing the company secretarial functions.
  • Audit – An internal audit function that:

(a) Perform combined assurance planning and reporting

(b) Perform and report audits as assigned by the approved combined assurance plan

(c) Facilitate external client audit and Regulatory requests

(d) Managing audit engagement for ISAE3402 assurance.

 

  • Risk – Support the Board’s responsibility of setting the Risk management policy that is based on the principles and practices of enterprise-wide risk management.
  • Compliance – manage relations with external Compliance Officer and keep business up to date with regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Perform capacity planning and put actions in place to retain key and highly performing individuals
  • Provide effective performance feedback through employee recognition, rewards and disciplinary action
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff on all levels

 

  1. Responsible for the drafting of the company risk enterprise approach and act as custodian for all other company policies.

 

  1. Relevant reporting to relevant internal and client Audit and Risk committees.

 

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

 

  • Professional
  • Planning and Organising
  • Communicator (written, verbal presentation skills)
  • Knowledge based Independent views
  • Problem Solving
  • Delegating
  • Perseverance
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness
  • Be a strong negotiator and able to interact confidently with Senior Executives
  • Focused individual who is able to execute effectively, planning own outputs and meet specified deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, professional, diplomatic, cordial and collaborate sensitively with others
  • Ability to influence and build good relationships at all levels in order to effectively carry out responsibilities
  • Must be a team player
  • Be able to conduct meetings and presentations skillfully

 

Education

  • Minimum 5-7 years relevant industry and managerial experience where Legal, Audit, Risk and Compliance responsibilities formed a material portion of the role
  • BCom (Honours) with completed articles at leading audit firm
  • Recommended CA(SA) or Certified Internal Auditor qualification
  • Recommended Occupational Certificate: Compliance Officer
  • Knowledge of Financial Services Legislative environment

 

Investment Analyst

Analytics and Implementation Analyst

JOB DESCRIPTION
A quantitatively astute investment analyst to take ownership of the analytics function. The role will form part of the investment team and will report to the Chief Investment Officer.

The candidate will be expected to work closely with the CIO and the investment analysts to help build, develop and implement the overall investment analytics function within the business. The candidate will be responsible for producing a range of quantitative analyses, as well as certain investment implementation tasks.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The responsibilities can be separate into two core parts: analytics and investment implementation.
Analytics Functions
Business owner of: o Performance data
Asset allocation data
Fund static information
Performance reporting
Performance analysis
Quantitative analysis

Client consulting support
Investment team support (various analytics projects)
Various investment projects
Manager research support

Investment Implementation functions:
Conduit from investment decisions to execution.
Fund level focus but will include some direct shares
Local and Offshore
Day to day implementation across clients (retail and institutional) across model portfolios, UT’s, segregated
Instruction management (capture, modelling, execution, compliance etc)
Working with internal database (Clarity)
Ad hoc investigations and analysis
Back up for investment implementation analyst

EXPERIENCE:
Up to 5 years Quantitative/analytical experience
Ideally investment industry-related experience
Understanding of retail asset management, as well as the financial advice industry would be beneficial

COMPETENCIES:
Strong technical ability
Statistical background
Excellent excel, modelling, spreadsheeting, skills etc

Ability to code would be an advantage
Naturally analytical in their thinking
Understanding of portfolio construction, risk analysis, effective exposure, etc
Communicating effectively (both written and verbal)
Displaying drive and purpose
Stress tolerance, resilience and adaptability
Good planning and organising skill

QUALIFICATIONS
Statistics, Commerce or related qualification – BSc, B Comm, B Bus Sci, CA, CFA, Actuarial

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Passion for quantitative analysis
Must possess an ownership mentality and a willingness to take responsibility for tasks through to completion
Attention to detail, diligent, goal orientated and a willingness to learn and be hands on
Highly organized, good at multi-tasking
An interest/passion in the investment industry/markets
Ability to deal directly with service providers (manco, platform, local offshore etc)

Accounts Assistant

An online Sports betting company is looking to employ an Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant (Will assist FM) – Books up to Trial balance – Urgent Role

3 month contract – to permanent

 

Duties:

Very strong on Excel as there is a lot of data capturing and processing

Pastel

Will be doing bank recons

Payment systems recons

Running invoices

Loading payments

Office admin.

 

Qualifications

Qualification not as important as solid work experience

Will be some training

 

 

Senior Financial Manager

A successful national retailer has a vacancy for a Senior Financial Manager.

The purpose of the role will be to achieve the following:

  • To support the business in making informed decisions by producing, distributing and presenting monthly, quarterly and annual financial information
  • To ensure that accurate reports are timeously produced, analysed and distributed to the various business units with variances and corrective measures highlighted; and further to ensure that such corrective actions are implemented, and monitored
  • To coordinate and support the business during the planning and forecasting processes ensuring that risks and opportunities are well balanced
  • To coordinate and prepare the quarterly board reports and annual investor information in line with business needs or requirements
  • To develop strong business partnerships through which business objectives and overall budget adherence is achieved in an environment of transparent business dealings
  • To assist in managing the commercial financial department to ensure the achievement of business objectives through a highly engaged and motivated team
  • To promote efficiency, productivity and profitability in all areas of the business by ensuring efficient use and protection of company assets
  • To provide financial simulations and assist in the development of business cases and feasibility for new projects.

EDUCATION

  • CA (SA)

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant Finance experience, preferably in the Retail industry in a JSE Listed company

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Highly analytical and very skilled individual
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • IT literate, excellent MS Excel knowledge, familiarity with any ERP system and any integrated business analysis tool is a strong plus (SAP / BI)
  • Flexible and a team player
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed and be able to work under pressure in a fast paced team environment

Accountant

This is an exciting opportunity to join an international fund management company!

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Support to the Finance Manager and Accountants in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
  • Manage the creditors function:

o Review creditors invoicing (including travel, credit cards, staff claims and general transactions)
o Prepare creditors reconciliation and ensure timely and accurate settlement of invoices
o Reviews payment requisitions for Accounts Payable and ensures accuracy of information as well as documentation before payments are released
o Review cashbook processing and bank reconciliations for multiple entities in multiple currencies and banking platforms
o Ensure adherence to finance processes to maintain internal financial controls and procedures

  • Build relationships with the regional office manager teams to ensure accurate submissions and adherence to policies and processes
  • Prepare Debtors invoices and reconciliation, including intercompany recovery transactions and reconcile intercompany accounts
  • Prepare Monthly Payroll journals and settlement to payroll providers
  • Responsible for the PPE register updating and reconciliation
  • Preparation of vat reconciliations for review and submissions.
  • Prepare cashflow forecasts.
  • Assist with annual budget preparation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.Comm Accounting /CIMA or Relevant Finance Degree
  • 4-5 years post qualification experience gained within the financial services / investment sector
  • Solid MS Excel skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and IFRS reporting
  • Demonstrable knowledge and exposure to handling foreign currency and inter-company transactions

Head Of Finance

ADVERTISEMENT SUMMARY
Position: Head Finance
Department: Finance
Location: Cape Town

Job Description:
Reporting to the CFO, the Head of Finance leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional
Responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, reporting and finance administration. Responsibilities also
Include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of
Financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to
Mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported
Results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and audit management.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Provide management to finance and accounting areas of the organization.
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing finance strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results.
  • Maintain system of accounts and keep books and records on all transactions and assets.
  • Prepare and analyse accurate monthly financial and management reports, including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow.
  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and payroll.
  • Prepare a variety of ad hoc financial scenarios as requested.

Transactional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes and controls that are current best practices related to transaction processing.
  • Manage, oversee, process (as appropriate), and act as backup for processing all of the following transactions: payroll, accounts payable, revenue and expense, fixed assets, cash, bank reconciliations, and allocations.
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including overhead allocations, account reconciliations, and updating schedules.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Assist in issuing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of

Directors, executive, and management.

  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and all tax returns.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial information in the corporate annual report.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Assist in production of cash flow reports, annual budget, and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports.
  • Provide financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and assist with developing audit schedules for the annual audit.
  • Suggest improvements in processes to increase organizational effectiveness.

Recommended knowledge and skills:

  • CA (SA)
  • Minimum number of 5 years post qualification experience, with at least 3 years in a senior finance role.
  • Demonstrated experience in a finance steam within the private sector (JSE exposure).
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance policies, principles and trends.
  • IFRS knowledge and a familiarity with asset accounting requirements.
  • Proven relationship management experience, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of an organisation and externally.
  • Previous experience of FMIS systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and motivating a high performing financial team, with the ability to coach and develop direct reports.
  • Extensive experience in managing the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements in line with reporting requirements.
  • Leadership experience that is able to inspire and engage others.

Competencies:

  • Proven relationship management experience, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of an organisation and externally.
  • Proven financial management and advisory skills.
  • Ability to engage, inspire and influence people excellent computer proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with experience in preparing reports.

Fund Accountant Team Leader

A vacancy exists for a Fund Accountant Team Leader with our client based in the Southern Suburbs.

The role would be ideal for a CA with Fund Accounting exposure, either in articles who can leave, or post qualification experience in a fund administration environment. Alternatively, a candidate with an Accounting or Finance degree coupled with relevant team leadership experience in Fund Accounting – either on the Segregated Funds or Unit Trust side, will be considered.

The ideal candidate will tick the following boxes:

  • Are positive go-getters who like to lead
  • Structured and able to hold people accountable to delivery
  • Very good with follow through
  • High levels of accountability
  • Strong communication skills, assertive but professional

Fund Accountant (SAICA)

A financial services company with offices globally is looking for the expertise of a SAICA/SAIPA articled individual to take on a Fund Accountant role for a 6 month period.

REQUIREMENTS:
Degree in Accounting
Completed SAICA articles and or previous fund accounting experience.