Financial Accountant (6 Month Contract) – Johannesburg

Fixed Term Contract

The Financial Accountant role resides within our Finance team, led by our Regional Finance Director, and reporting into the Finance Manager. You will interface with our finance teams in the UK and USA offices and must demonstrate an ability to form solid working relationships with key personnel in these regions.  You must be able to demonstrate your ability to work independently but also serve as a strong team player in the Finance team. The Financial Accountant role is responsible for a broad range of duties primarily accounting, statutory compliance, management reporting, maintenance of a strong internal control environment and business support as well as managing junior Accounting staff during the accounting close.

You will already be experienced from time spent in a Financial Accountant role and have a positive “can do” attitude with proven experience working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  You must be exceedingly well organized, possess excellent communication skills and enjoy working independently, relying on your own self-motivation and skills.

 Core Responsibilities:

  • Accounting including specific accountability for;
    • Billing, Accounts Receivable and Revenue
    • Accounts Payable & Treasury
    • Payroll and compensation
    • Fixed Assets (GAAP & Tax)
    • Accruals and prepayments
  • Financial reporting
    • Monthly preparation & review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
    • Monthly preparation & review of Actual vs Forecast analysis
    • Monthly & Quarterly preparation & review of Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Variance analysis
  • Compliance & Audit
    • Quarterly preparation & review of inter-office reporting
    • Quarterly preparation and support for US GAAP audit
    • Quarterly preparation and support for controls base audit “Sarbanes Oxley”
    • Annual preparation and support for statutory Audit
  • Assist in developing junior accounting staff and managing team deadlines
  • Participation in special projects within the Finance team to drive automation and scalability
  • Additional duties as required to support the Finance Manager & Finance Director

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a solid Accounting ‘GAAP’ and Audit background
  • Be deadline driven
  • Have strong analytical skills
  • Have a good appreciation for business levers that drive profitability


 SAIPA, CIMA, ACCA or similar accreditation

Minimum 5 years accounting and auditing experience

Knowledge of systems:

    • CRM/ERP/Accounting systems with specific knowledge in one of the following: Netsuite, Pastel, SAP, Syspro, or Microsoft equivalent
    • Advanced Excel (essential)
    • US GAAP & Sarbanes Oxley knowledge will be an advantage
    • Experience working for a Public company will be an advantage
    • Experience of working with an annuity based revenue model will be an advantage


Only SA citizens based in Cape Town need apply.