Accountant – Northern Suburbs Cape Town

Our client, a financial and tax services company, is looking for an ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL based in NORTHERN SUBURBS of the CAPE TOWN AREA to join our team. This is a full-time hybrid role (office and home office), with agreed regular office time to engage with other members of the Annual Financial Statements (AFS) team. Due to the nature of the position, periodic overtime is required due to statutory deadlines during each year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Financial Accountant, planning and agreeing year plan for annual financial reporting deadlines.
  • Providing guidance and advice on all financial accounting, independent review, and audit requirements.
  • Investigation of queries from staff and clients as to the application of IFRS.
  • Ensuring all financial reports, both for sole proprietors, partnerships, close corporations, Trust, and companies are completed within statutory deadlines.
  • Providing commentaries to the clients to back up the financial statements.
  • Meeting and communication with clients, both internal and external, to manage routine financial accounting matters.
  • Deal with any other queries and research on accounting compliance.
  • Review and/or prepare management reports where required.
  • Review and/or prepare cash flow forecasts where required.
  • Time keeping and invoice clients for work done.
  • Writing of accountant letters for clients, where required, on various items e.g., Company Solvency.
  • Follow-up with Clients to ensure Annual Financial Statements are accepted and finalised before annual income tax returns can be filed.
  • Attending Workshops / Seminars to ensure required CPD points are obtained and that the Financial Reporting team stays up to date with any legislative changes.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • 3 to 5 years’ minimum experience in financial accounting and audit. A related professional qualification and membership of an accounting body is preferred.
  • Experience with Draftworx or similar would be a requirement.
  • Deadline focused.
  • Detailed
  • Accurate
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Team player
  • Must be able to work independently under high levels of pressure.
  • The role is a hands-on position.

 

 

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