Head of Transformation – Global

Our Client a Fund Administration Company based in Mowbray has undertaken a programme (Project Lynx) of organisational and operational transformation to drive greater and more sustainable profitability, and operating efficiency, aligned to its stated strategic objectives.


A number of specific opportunities, each owned by specific members of the ExCo, have been identified and quantified within a high level roadmap.

The role of Head of Transformation will provide strategic and execution support, through the develop of tools and methodologies, to drive delivery through each work stream, and ultimately realisation of the anticipated benefits to the company.

The role will govern not only the implementation of initiatives under Project Lynx, but bring other existing initiatives aimed at EBITDA optimisation under a centrally managed programme framework.

Minimum Requirements
• Proven project management capability, most notably in Six Sigma and Lean Management methodologies;
• Demonstrable experience and comfort engaging at Senior Executive and Board levels.


Duties & Responsibilities
• Develop the central project planning tools and templates to ensure consistency in planning and delivery across the multiple work streams,
leveraging the capability of the Programme Management Office in so doing;
• Support ExCo sponsors and dedicated persons in planning, scoping deliverables, resource allocation and cost analysis;
• Track overall programme delivery against agreed milestones as set by CEO and the Board, escalating where necessary risks or concerns
arising around such delivery;
• Track benefits realisation in close partnership with Finance to translate these into EBITDA, highlighting any obstacles or risks as they arise;
• Actively manage competing priorities and conflicting agenda, whilst mitigating risks to maintain consistency of focus across teams;
• Periodically present findings and status reports to the Board.

Data Scientist

Key Information
TITLE: Data Scientist Analyst / Developer
REPORTING LINE: Chief Data Scientist


Purpose of the Role
The role will entail being part of the team responsible for the architecture of all the business systems, investment systems, databases, research and processes.  This includes efficiently receiving, transferring, processing, analyzing and streamlining information, research and business processes, including integrating 3rd party service providers and systems and all required reporting.  The role includes extending and enhancing the functionality of PRIME, the Portfolio Research and Investment Management Engine.  Strong programming skills, particularly in Python, R and SQL are therefore essential.  Solid experience managing and analyzing large amounts of data is a must.  Experience with version control and database solutions is necessary as well.  In the role it will be useful to understand and implement sound econometric concepts, driving efficiencies across the teams and research processes.  Knowledge of various statistical techniques and machine learning are therefore key elements.  The person will need to follow a collaborative team approach that adheres to the company value framework.


Duties and Responsibilities
The key objective is the development of new analytics tools and strategies, as well as the improvement and extension of PRIME

·         Assist in defining the PRIME framework

·         Assist in scoping model validation policies

·         Incorporate the current analytics tools and reporting into PRIME and maintain going forward

·         Developing data models and algorithms best suited to a team and/or process

·         Assessing effectiveness of the data models

·         Investment model validation

·         Develop processes and analytics tools to monitor model and portfolio performance and accuracy

·         Document research, process and models



Required Experience
3-5 years of experience in a comparable role, or in another quantitative (finance) field, having coded predictive models in various scripting languages

Exceptional skill and experience in Python, R and SQL


Required Qualifications
University Post Graduate Degree (Computer Science/Information Systems/Maths/Stats/Business Science/Actuarial)

CFA or FRM studies, or intention to study, preferred

Strong programming skills in Python, R and SQL

Key Competencies
·         Strong programming skills, particularly in Python, R and SQL

·         Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving

·         Strong work ethic, self-motivated, driven and results oriented

·         Ability to listen and respond to new ideas, input and diverse perspectives

·         High levels of self-confidence, assertive as well as healthy levels of EQ

·         Energetic problem-solver

·         Structured work style, attention to detail and accuracy is of the utmost importance

·         Demonstrate ability to ask critical question that underpin sustainability and efficient business functioning

Bookkeeper – Paarden Eiland

An Engineering Company based in Paarden Eiland is seeking a Bookkeeper,     

with two processing facilities – products are not related

with locations in Vredendal and Paarden Island


The successful candidate will be stationed in Paarden Island 


Functions to be taken over are currently undertaken by the owner. The candidate will have to work closely with the owner, however the candidate will have to work independently and “run the show” from time to time.

Currently bookkeeping is done on Quickbooks but will be converted to Sage online on 1st March 2018. The candidate will have to oversee this process with support from Sage.  


Essential functions to be completed:


A.      Full function of bookkeeping

Management accounts on monthly basis

Submission of income tax and prov. Tax

Petty cash Debtors, creditors

Preparations for financial year ends.

Capturing of bank accounts, reconciliation of all

Preparing VAT 201 & EMP 201

E-filing submitting Vat and Emp201



B.      Prepare new contract to employees, keep employee files up to date. We do work with SEESA (outsourcing all: contracts to employees, disciplinary hearings, Issue warnings and disciplinary actions etc.)

Submission and completion on WCC return UIf returns

Pastel Payroll +- 35 staff


A and B above will be 50% of the work load


The other 50% of the work load will be

C.      the handling of Exports – training in-house will be given

Handling of exports include:

Documentation in Excel format

Liaising with cargo clearing agents, clients regarding status of shipments


Competencies: Good writing English communication skills (communicating with overseas clients,


Excel must be excellent and not just attended a course in excel

Formulas : “If” “sumproduct” “pmt” “npv” etc. are essential





Business Process Analyst

A well known retailer based in town is looking for a Business Process Analyst for a 6 month contract period. To design and implement finance processes with a contained business impact within business projects or as part of finance continuous improvement project, ensuring that finance’s objectives, in particular, control objectives are achieved. (EE position)
Providing input into the finance operating plans
Providing input into finance policies, principles and procedures
Work shopping with relevant stakeholders to understand and communicate finance’s business requirement across multiple departments/divisions
Generating end to end finance process design and documentation, in particular
Control requirements
Reporting requirements
Responsible for developing business requirement specifications
Working with the Systems Analyst to communicate the business requirement and ongoing interaction to ensure that any development meets the business need
Design, development, testing of enterprise wide financial information delivery
Assisting with the analysis of process changes, risk impacts and communication required.
Analysing process changes, risks and impacts and facilitating communication thereof
Developing test scripts in line with business scenarios
Conducting thorough system and integration testing
Helping ensure that environment is setup for business change
Compiling training material and delivery thereof
Responsible for status reporting, feedback on issues and risks
Responsible for supporting the business during implementation
Supporting the users until processes and systems have stabilized
Relevant Financial qualification
B.Com with Accounting 3 or recently qualified CA(SA)
3 – 5 years of the following experience:
Financial accounting
Project experience
Process and systems documentation experience
Training experience
Retail industry experience
Financial accounting experience
Process documentation experience
System testing experience
System implementation experience
Sound general IT knowledge

Financial Manager

About the Position

Our client is an established commercial law firm based in the CBD and is looking for a recently qualified CA (SA) to become involved in the financial matters of the law firm and its clients. The position will also involve taking on the accounting and financial management of a business in the hospitality sector and projects in the commercial property space.

• Tax advisory
• Individual and company tax returns
• Assist in the restructuring of businesses
• Financial management
• Management accounts
• Financial reporting
• Projections
• Forecasting
• Budgets
• Accounting functions

You will be required to supervise an Accountant and Bookkeeper.

The ideal candidate is self- motivated, has an entrepreneurial flair, is able to manage his/her own time and able to work independently.


CA (SA)-Supervisor (newly qualified) Century City

Are you looking to work for a global Fund/Investment Management Company.

The primary function of a Supervisor is to check and supervise the tasks required to successfully complete an NAV. In certain circumstances a Supervisor may also be required to perform these tasks.

Check and authorise payments to ensure the payment has been correctly prepared and the correct instructions are going to be processed

Check and approve valuations to ensure all the required information has been captured and processed correctly resulting in the expected valuation movement.

Supervise others to ensure the accuracy, completeness and timeliness in performing the following functions:

  • Reviewing and ensure all documentation are in place for investment purchases and sales / distributions
  • Executing investment purchase transactions
  • Setting-up and capturing of investments on Investran
  • Monitoring of distributions / sales proceeds receivable and capturing of these on Investran
  • Preparation of accurate quarterly (pre fair market value and post fair market value) accounts (including capital statements for investors)
  • Preparation of accurate expense and accrual calculations, including management and admin fee calculation
  • Performing weekly cash reconciliations and proper investigation and resolution of any reconciling differences
  • Performing daily cash management (including preparing payment and transfer instructions) and updating the cash transactions on Investran
  • Capturing daily cash movements as well as trades and updating transactions in Investran
  • Investigating and answering queries with auditors and clients




A design company based in the Waterfront is seeking a seasoned Accountant with 7 years experience up to management accounts to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification and solid accounting experience.

Cash flows and budget preparation
Do journal entries in XERO
Create PO’s from Request Forms
Inventory uploads
Do foreign payments
Petty cash/cash book
Capture/Pay Staff Expense Claims
Royalty reports
Monthly sales reports
Management accounts

(ICT) Business Systems Administrator

The main purpose: To ensure that the organization’s business information and application systems are well-maintained and current at all times. To ensure the business intelligence systems are providing accurate and relevant information supporting the business in having the right information which is easily accessible. Required to champion the testing and deployment of new solutions for both clients (upsell) and the business (value add and enhanced service delivery)

Reporting to:  ICT Manager

Key responsibilities:

  • Ticket Management
  • Maintaining the information systems data including but not limited to the Microsoft SQL ERP (Ungerboeck EBMS) and Financial Reporting database and files
  • Ensuring the relevant back-ups and routine maintenance programs are completed as required
  • Ensuring that application and security updates to systems such as Point of Sale, ERP, Financial  Reporting and Payroll are processed timeously
  • Reviewing, reporting and maintaining the quality of data within the business including but not limited to Microsoft SQL ERP (Ungerboeck EBMS)
  • Assisting users with business systems queries i.e. Enterprise Resource Planning System and Financial  Reporting (Qlikview) and successfully resolving them
  • Maintaining business systems i.e. Point of Sale backend, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial  Reporting access privileges, reporting and attending to abnormalities
  • User support and training relating to website and intranet services
  • Ensuring high quality and quantity levels of information are always available through reviewing data quality
  • Maintaining adequate records of information systems administration and associated activities
  • Effective communication and training of staff making use of information systems such as financial reporting data models
  • Engage with the business stakeholders and staff to ensure the relevant information is accessible to make decisions by understanding their requirements and interpreting them into an easily accessible solution
  • Receive business needs from management, solicit product and enhancement requirements from end users and must be able to convert the requests from both into a workable solution to present to technology staff
  • Defines project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases, and elements; forming project team; establishing project budget
  • Investigating opportunities to integrate other company systems for enhanced information delivery and decision making capacity
  • Test software or coordinate a testing environment
  • Documentation and reporting



  • Matric certificate
  • Relevant Technical Certification
  • Relevant level studies or certification which may be substituted by directly relevant experience which provides the necessary system knowledge and experience



  • 3 years relevant operational experience in a business systems environment
  • Strong database understanding and knowledge i.e. Microsoft SQL
  • Strong report writing and database query skills i.e. Crystal Reports or SQL etc.
  • Must possess a certain level of business acumen coupled with technical knowledge
  • Applicants with experience with Ungerboeck EBMS will receive preference

Unit Trust Fund Accountant

Fantastic opportunity to form part of the Fund Accounting team at a well-known Investment/Fund Management business based in the Westlake area


  • Processing and setting up of audit, trustee, custody and management fees
  • Ensuring Variation Margin is processed correctly and matches the Clearing House Statement daily
  • Ensure capturing / processing of all 3rd Party duplication trades to the accounting system timeously and accurately (ensure they match the third-party valuation reports)
  • Ability to manage client cash flows (subscriptions and redemptions) and ensure units in issue reconcile to Transfer Agency
  • Pricing of funds within the Collective Investment Scheme, ie Daily unitisation and ensuring the valuation of financial instruments are in line with the funds’ performance e.g. equities, bonds, and derivatives
  • Understand how total fund performance is calculated and impacted with each entry captured
  • Monitor and perform income distribution calculations for each fund class
  • Understand tolerance level checking against a benchmark and are familiar with what is deemed as an unacceptable asset and NAV fund price variance
  • Responsible for running, checking and sending of client reports daily and monthly
  • Handling queries efficiently to ensure resolution of both internal and external client queries (in conjunction with the Client Delivery team)
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate risk
  • Supporting the management and co-ordination of team deliverables relating to projects and new client take-on’s