Accountant/Tax Accountant (Contract x 6 months)

Location: Bellville, Western Cape

Ref: LRF21034

Type: Contract

Industry: Financial

A leading financial services group is looking to employ a financial accountant on a 6 month contract basis. The Accountant will be responsible for the accounting, reconciliation and payment of relevant tax on offshore products within the business. This role will support business through analysis, implementation and compliance with legislative tax requirements and changes. Preference will be given to employment equity candidates.

Key Outcomes

The following outcomes will be expected to be achieved by the Accountant:

  • Reconciliation and payment of capital gains tax and income tax on offshore endowment products
  • Liaise with clients and operations teams regarding reporting queries and issues
  • Liaise with internal tax department, SARS and third parties
  • Implementation of tax changes (legislative / new products) into current and/or new financial controls and processes
  • Test changes implemented across the various systems, SARS submission files and other reports
  • Provide feedback to management, internal tax department and operational areas regarding tax reporting requirements
  • Assistance with accounting and reporting of products
  • Improving current processes and providing input into SARS related projects

Qualifications and experience

  • A financial related qualification with subjects in Accounting and Tax and/or completed articles
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role, preferably within the financial services industry
  • Completed articles will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of unit trust, stockbrokers and long term insurance business, specifically in a LISP environment will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of SARS reporting requirements


  • Client focus
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Collaborates
  • Being resilient
  • Drive results
  • Technical and Business Knowledge
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Influencing & Gaining Commitment
  • Innovative thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Communication
  • Team Success
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Leadership
  • Formal Presentation Skills
  • Computer Skills (MS EXCEL Advanced, SAP)
  • Project management


  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Honesty, integrity and respect
  • Ability to adapt to change


  • R40k to R45k pm



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  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
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