Management Accountant

A vacancy exists for a Management Accountant to join a growing luxury service brand!

This position is a standalone Cape Town-based role that will report into the London office.

To provide key support for the Finance Director, with a wide ranging remit covering the company’s finance function in EMEA. The position offers incredible development opportunities as the company is undergoing rapid global expansion, recently opening several new offices across EMEA. This role will ensure

  • Production of monthly Management Accounts
  • All contractual and commission revenues are billed and collected
  • Payroll and other operating costs are processed, understood and managed to agreed budgets
  • Management reporting is accurate and timely
  • Business partner to the EMEA management teams
  • Statutory and management reporting
  • Accounts payable & receivable and cash flow, covering B2B and B2C transactions
  • Managing our financial relationships with our supplier base, helping to ensure we obtain and then collect commissions
  • Reporting branch performance for monthly Group management accounts
  • Support the Finance Director on budget and target setting
  • Reporting and compliance with Regulatory and Tax authorities, liaison with Auditors and licensing & bonding associations
  • Front line financial analysis and support for all client account management and business development
  • Managing our finance processes and systems as the business grows
  • Controlling financial and non-financial metrics & knowledge base.


  • ACCA or CIMA qualification
  • Ideally someone that has been working for a medium-large international business and preferably in a service industry with both B2B and B2C transactions
  • Working knowledge of IFRS and experience in preparing external accounts
  • Experience of managing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll of up to 200 heads
  • Working knowledge accounting for consumption taxes on transactions.
  • Excellent IT skills, and in particular an advanced knowledge of Excel

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience with retail merchant providers and travel industry commission systems such as Net Trans, WPS & TACS
  • Experience preparing documents for and communicating with IATA and similar travel organisations
  • Knowledge of the travel booking systems Amadeus, iVector and Dolphin Dynamics
  • Experience communicating with the regulatory authorities and external auditors and banks and managing compliance requirements with them
  • Knowledge of the accounting system Systems Union SUN 6, Info Q&A (Vision)
  • Ability to develop forecasts and business plans with non-financial managers
  • Experience of a global business with an understanding of transfer pricing and intercompany transactions.
  • Languages: German

Settlements Officer

A vacancy exists for a Settlements Officer to join a leading Fund Services firm and to assist their clients with the trade matching and settlement process. This is a critical role within the team.

Duties will include:

  • Ensure all capturing / processing, matching and settlement of all trades to the accounting system timeously which include: Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Unit Trusts / CIS investments, Call Transfers, SWAPs, FX deals etc
  • Preparing manual instructions for any unlisted trade settlements where necessary: Physical MM, Private Placements, Off Market trades, Offshore investments, Fund of Fund investments, FX deals, complete BOP forms, validate account details on Swap agreements, etc
  • Ensure trades are matched between client notification and counterparty confirmation
  • You will ensure broker / counterparty account and trade details reconcile with our records
  • You will ensure that the managers notification reconciles with the counterparty confirmation
  • Sending settlement instructions to custodian for all trades timeously via SWIFT, Omgeo or Workbench as necessary only once deals have been matched to the counterparty confirmations
  • Maintaining broker settlement details, contact details and brokerage rates
  • Compiling of incident reports
  • Resolving external and internal queries relating to all trades from brokers, clients and custodians
  • You will need to build and maintain healthy client and counterparty relationships to ensure resolution of settlement issues identified
  • Capturing and processing of payments and transfers on electronic banking platforms.
  • Daily interest and maturity entitlement confirmations across all Fixed income assets

Ad hoc queries and tasks

  • Relevant experience of at least 2 years in a Trade Settlements role is essential
  • A solid understanding of the financial markets and instruments

Ideally knowledge and experience on both local and international markets

Junior Financial Crime Analyst

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a financial crime analyst within a leading South African asset manager. The position reports to the Head of Risk and Compliance.

The successful candidate will work alongside a driven, successful, extremely competent team of risk and compliance professionals and within an established but expanding governance framework. This position would suit someone with a very good attention to detail, working under pressure, with a strong appreciation for the risks associated with financial crime and a proven track record of analysing volumes of data.

Primary Functions:
The successful candidate should enjoy and be skilled and experienced at the detailed and repetitive nature of financial crime analysis along with additional administrative and data capturing type functions. The successful candidate will be required to:

1) Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorist Financing & Sanctions Screening
a. Resolving batch retail alerts
b. Reviewing and resolving institutional alerts
c. Deep dive investigations and resolving various AML, sanctions and risk management alerts
d. Training staff on how to resolve alerts
e. Doing negative news searches on all alerts
f. Facilitating the completion of the Risk Monitoring & Compliance Plan

2) Maintaining various risk and compliance data bases
3) Filing of all departments contracts
4) Company secretarial support activities
5) Compiling FICA packs

Basic job requirements
1) Matric
2) A minimum of five years working in financial services would be an advantage
3) Proven experience as a financial crime analyst with the applicable software would be an advantage
4) Excellent written communication skills
5) Meticulous attention to detail
6) Ability to analyse volumes of financial crime data
7) Ability to work at repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and alertness to anomalous or relevant data
8) Maintaining strict levels of confidentiality, without exception
9) Technical understanding of financial crime risks
10) Technical understanding of financial crime legislation would be an advantage

Accounts Clerk/Junior Accountant

Our client, an established tech company, is looking to hire an Accounts Clerk/Junior Accountant to join their team.

Duties of the role include:

  • Assisting with accounts payable/receivable and account recons
  • Prepare supplier payments
  • Prepare VAT reports for review
  • Liaise with data analysts and audit and send out monthly revenue reports to company partners
  • Ideally the candidate should have experience with Xero Accounting and Google drive and be tech-savvy

Financial Accountant

The Financial Accountant is responsible for the full accounting function and related activities for South Africa and nearby countries and ensures that all reporting is in line with the timetable, group policy and local regulations.

With multiple experiences in financial accounting, the Financial Accountant has strong software knowledge and is detail orientated. The Financial Accountant will have good communication links with the Financial Controller and Accounts Assistants in order to ensure accurate and timely reporting.

The ideal candidate will also be up to date with current regulations affecting the industry and effects upon the company, is knowledgeable about company procedures and compliance issues.

Role Responsibility

  • Preparation of monthly Management Accounts within group deadlines;
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reports to holding company in UK;
  • Managing cash and banking including local and foreign payments;
  • Managing financial aspects of fixed assets;
  • Management of debtors and creditors;
  • Assisting auditors with interim and final audits;
  • Compilation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS;
  • Ensuring statutory compliance (PAYE, VAT, IT and WCA);
  • Payroll preparation and assistance; and
  • Other ad-hoc tasks and reporting associated with role.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Thorough knowledge Payroll
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel
  • 5 years experience with SAIPA and/or CIMA registration
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate well with all both verbally and in writing
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Self-starter, enthusiastic about the business who can support the commercial and operational leads within a prescribed control environment
  • Valid driver’s licence

Customer Services Specialist

Our client, operating in Fund Services, is looking for a strong individual to join their customer service team in the Investor Services space.

Duties of the role will include the following:

Client Service

  • To service existing and potential clients with transactions and queries telephonically and via written communication
  • Assist clients and their IFAs with queries and provision of information
  • Respond to queries with respect to SLAs in place with clients, fund managers and other service providers
  • To ensure accurate recordkeeping of service-related administrative tasks
  • To play a key role in identifying and implementing improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s service levels
  • To build and maintain relationships at all levels

Client reporting

  • Responsible for running, checking and sending of client reports daily and monthly
  • Dealing with audit requests and queries
  • Handling queries efficiently to ensure resolution of both internal and external client reporting queries (fund managers, vendors, LISPS and investors)
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of specific reporting requirements to clients
  • Attending to monthly, quarterly, ad hoc client and regulatory reporting requirements.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience of at least 4 years in a Client Service/CRM role, gained for a similar retail investment/Unit Trust/LISP client service environment. They must also have a strong telephone manner and experience with handling a large number of retail investment clients.


A software development company based in the southern suburbs is looking for a seasoned Bookkeeper to be responsible for the accounts payables and receivables and to assist with general accounting. The ideal candidate will have excellent organising and time management skills.


  • Capturing of GL transactions
  • Processing sales and expense invoices
  • Assisting with the preparation of Budgets and Forecasts
  • Processing inter-company transactions
  • Reviewing expense claims and processing these for payment
  • Assisting with debtor and creditor support
  • Assisting with the preparation of financial reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising account information and trends
  • Assisting with developing a system to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts
  • Assisting with defining and reviewing bookkeeping policies and procedures
  • Receiving, approving and where necessary, investigating client’s accounts payable invoices
  • Communicating (both in verbal and written form) with clients, client suppliers, vendors, and banking contacts
  • Responding to client account queries


  • A proven track record of 5 years in Bookkeeper and/or Assistant Accountant roles.
  • A relevant qualification in Bookkeeping or a National Diploma in Financial Accounting.
  • Multi-currency experience.
  • Proficiency in Xero, Bulldozer & Sage Pay


A software development company based in the southern suburbs is looking for a qualified Accountant to be responsible for performing the full accounting function and providing quantitative information on the financial performance of the business.


  • Managing all accounting operations based on sound accounting principles
  • Documenting accounting control procedures
  • Multi-currency transactions
  • Collating, analysing and summarising account information
  • Preparation of monthly journals
  • Review of all creditor’s reconciliations prior to payment
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Maintenance of asset register
  • Assisting with monthly management pack
  • Completion and submission of all statutory returns (VAT, Income Tax, etc.)
  • Assist in the preparation and compilation of the annual budgets, the annual audit and the compilation of audit files, working papers and financial statements/reporting packs.
  • Computing taxes and preparing annual tax returns
  • Creating efficiencies through continuous improvement of processes
  • Keeping information confidential and secure


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and have successfully completed your SAICA/SAIPA articles
  • A proven track record of 3 – 5 years as an Accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Sound experience in the use of accounting software – Xero, Billdozer and Sagepay
  • Sound knowledge of payroll software preferably PaySpace.

Fund Accountant (SAICA)

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

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

Property Fund Administrator

A property investment company based in Newlands is looking for an efficient, energetic and highly organised Property Fund Administrator with a strong admin and accounts experience to join their team.


  • Collate monthly property management reporting information.
  • Collate property industry data to assist with analysis against benchmarks.
  • Attend to and co-ordinate annual property valuations with valuers.
  • Assist with collating the property valuation files for specific transactions.
  • Arrange for fund transaction and expense payments (i.e Treasury Functions, month end).
  • Management of all bank and sundry accounts \ bank reconciliations.
  • Assist with year-end audits.
  • Perform specific analytical tasks when required.
  • Assist with chasing deadlines and task deliverables.
  • Maintain compliance files and attend to queries.
  • Attend meetings where required to collate data or record minutes.
  • Liaise with Fund administrators iro adhoc paperwork and queries.
  • Assist head of legal with admin processes where relevant.
  • Attend to filing and archiving of transactions.
  • Attend to any peripheral, general admin.
  • Interact with investors on an adhoc basis.
  • Assist with administration iro Marketing functions as and when required
  • Assistance with Project based work as instructed

3-5 years + previous property administration experience
Strong admin and computer skills – Word, Powerpoint, Excel
Tertiary qualification (advantageous)