Senior Financial Accountant (Tax/Budgeting/Reporting) – Johannesburg, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 4 weeks ago

Reference No. SRLJ – SFA – 001

Job Description:

The Senior Financial Accountant will take on the comprehensive responsibility of managing all accounting functions related to the business. This encompasses daily bank reconciliations, optimization of cash management, oversight of tax and insurance matters, and cultivation of banking relationships. Moreover, the role entails handling VAT and tax return submissions, reconciling balance sheets, and preparing or reviewing management accounts. Reporting duties include delivering monthly Exco reports, monitoring customer count and sales summaries, preparing cash forecasts, and reviewing the Sales dashboard. Budget responsibilities involve aiding in budget preparation and monitoring actual performance against budget. Alongside managing the audit process and the finance team, the Senior Financial Accountant is expected to contribute to the development of accounting systems. The ideal candidate must possess a Chartered Accountant qualification. Essential attributes include proficiency in financial accounting, strong communication, leadership, and analytical skills.


Key Deliverables:

  • Daily bank reconciliations.
  • Monitor cash management daily to optimise interest.
  • Management of processes relating to tax provisional returns.
  • Annual returns and related payments.
  • Management of insurance and Management of banking relationships.
  • Review and submit VAT and tax returns.
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
  • Preparation/review of management accounts.


  • Reporting:
  • Exco report back (monthly).
  • Customer count (monthly).
  • Sales summaries (monthly).
  • ALCO (cash forecast for Group Finance – monthly).
  • Cash forecast (daily).
  • Stock holding (daily).
  • Ad-hoc review of the Sales dashboard, which is prepared by the accountants daily.
  • Ad-hoc reports as requested.


  • Budget:
  • Preparation and uploading.
  • Monitoring monthly actual performance against budget.
  • Manage the audit process with the auditors as necessary.
  • Manage the finance team.
  • Contribute to the development of new or amended accounting systems, programs and procedures.
  • Perform other accounting duties and support junior staff as required or assigned.


Key Competencies:

  • Strong financial accounting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accuracy and strict attention to detail.
  • Strong tax and balance sheet skills.
  • Proven people management and leadership skills, preferably with people from different cultures and countries.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to assess complex situations and use creativity to solve problems.
  • Established negotiation skills.
  • A self-starter who shows initiative and assumes responsibility for projects.
  • Proven ability to operate independently and exercise significant latitude for independent judgement, discretion and action.  Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks within strict time frames within a fast-paced environment.
  • High energy levels.
  • Tenacity, resilience and a high degree of perseverance.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • The ability to build strong relationships with team members, company management and clients.
  • A “hands on” approach.


Experience/Background Preference:

  • CA (SA) Qualified
  • The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Financial Accountant
  • Previous experience within the retail industry will be advantageous.
  • An excellent command of English, both written and verbal, is a requirement of the job.



  • Johannesburg, South Africa

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Lara Joubert

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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