Financial Accountant

We have a vacancy for a Financial Accountant to join a leading stockbroker. This will offer an opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and imaginative team who thinks long term, who believes that they progress together, are rigorous in their approach and overall are passionate, expressive and intelligent. This purpose of the role is to take overall responsibility for the Accounting and Finance Function as part of a small, highly competent team who adds value to front office, management and clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide accurate and proper administration support to management, traders and analysts
  • Reporting to SARS including VAT, STT, DWT, Provisional Tax Return, and Annual Tax Return (IT14 and IT14SD)
  • Responsible for the Reconciliation of ACCPAC (General Ledger System) to BDA (JSE’s System)
  • Oversight and co-ordination of annual External Audit
  • Preparing Bi-Annual Board Reports and Annual Financial Statements
  • Assist with FSB Bi-Annual Reporting
  • Assist with activities within the operations space, including
  • Preparation / Review of Daily figures
  • Reconciling Bank accounts
  • Processing Journals to Accpac
  • Reviewing of client payments
  • Assist with various month end brokerage reports and invoice analysis
  • Ad-Hoc assistance to Management, the Research team and Exco as required
  • Taking Minutes at Exco and Board Meetings
  • Group reporting and Reconciliation of inter-company balances
  • Adherence to Specific Internal Rules and Procedures as communicated
  • Develop and document business processes
  • Keep up with financial policies, regulations and tax legislation
  • Streamline and Recommend improvements to current systems and processes

Required Qualifications
Newly Qualified CA, BCom Honours, CIMA or ACCA

Key Competencies

  • Able to communicate to senior management with regards to meeting time and/or payment deadlines etc
  • Time management – very important
  • Take ownership and problem solve when required
  • Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the business
  • Work in a busy and pressurised environment
  • Extremely organised
  • Able to work in a team and/or on their own
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Registered Persons Exam/Financial market qualifications. (Or willing to complete such exams)
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