Financial Accountant – Newly Qualified (SAIPA/CIMA)

Location: Stellenbosch

Ref: LRF21038

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Accountant to join a young, dynamic and diverse group of companies within the food and beverages sector. This role will offer a remote work opportunity, initially 2 to 3 days in office. Good growth prospects as the business and franchises are on a growth trajectory.

Our client is looking for a well-rounded, dynamic, responsible and experienced individual with a strong personality. The ideal candidate will be an experienced accountant, having completed SAIPA, CIMA or SAICA articles, or alternatively be qualified by experience.

This role will offer a remote work opportunity, initially 2 to 3 days in office.

This is a fast-growing and truly South African franchise group currently comprising 29 franchises and set to further expand nationally.

Role Description:

To contribute to the development and implementation of the accounting systems, policies and procedures. Supports the business through the collection, processing, recording, reconciliation and reporting of financial data, verifying the validity, completeness and accuracy of source documentation. Maintain complete and proper records of revenue, expenditure, assets and liabilities, and ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information.



  • Ensure all franchise fees and other fees are invoiced and delivered electronically to each franchisee by the 3rd of the month.
  • Reconcile franchisee receipts during the month and communicate with late payers professionally and timeously.
  • Manage the debtor’s book effectively to ensure that outstanding debt is collected timeously.
  • Provide an updated debtors’ age analysis report the managing director on a monthly basis and to the management team as part of the monthly management pack.


  • Ensure all head office supplier invoices are captured correctly and timeously into Pastel accounting.
  • Reconcile and correct any discrepancies with suppliers on a monthly basis ensuring that the supplier monthly statements correspond to our Pastel supplier age analysis.
  • Pay all creditors timeously and correctly and allocate payments correctly on an “open item” matching basis in Pastel accounting.
  • Provide an updated supplier age analysis report to the managing director on a monthly basis and to the management team as part of the monthly management pack.
  • Bring any out of line supplier issues to the attention of the managing director immediately as they arise.


  • Complete the VAT201 declarations on SARS e-filing timeously and correctly as per the Pastel VAT account and in line with the VAT payment cycle with SARS.
  • Ensure VAT payments are made timeously to avoid any SARS penalties and interest.
  • Ensure that the company provisional income tax submissions and payments are made timeously and correctly to avoid SARS interest and penalties.
  • Complete the EMP201 declarations and payments timeously and correctly on SARS e-filing to avoid SARS penalties and interest.
  • Complete the EMP501 bi-annual declarations on Easy-file timeously and correctly. These EMP501 submissions can be processed by a third party of our choice.


  • A complete debtors file/files with hard copy invoices of all monthly debtor invoices and credit notes.
  • A detailed SARS file to include all VAT201 / EMP201 / EMP501 returns, payments and all other related documentation.
  • All income tax returns and related documentation.
  • Responsible for the timeous processing of all Cash books, credit cards and petrol cards in Pastel accounting.
  • Providing an updated set of management accounts by the 15th of the following month according to the agreed company reporting format. These management accounts to be included in the monthly management meeting pack for distribution.
  • Preparing and completing the company financials to trial balance level on a monthly basis. Ensuring that all accounts have been correctly reconciled and that the month end balances are correct.
  • Complete and prepare an annual audit file to be supplied to the company auditors on commencement of the company audit. Manage the annual audit process with the auditors to ensure that it is completed timeously, accurately and within budget.
  • Complete and reconcile all S &T staff claims on a monthly basis.
  • Compilation of annual budget, obtaining input from all stakeholders.


  • Monthly issue of pay slips and payment of salaries.
  • Invoicing Roastery for courier rebate and recovery of payment.
  • Payment expenses as required.

Candidate Profile Description and Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be someone who has the following qualifications, experience and characteristics:

  • Degree, diploma, certificate in finance or accounting
  • PA(SA), AGA(SA), CIMA qualification
  • Completed SAIPA/CIMA/SAICA articles not required but an advantage
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience
  • Qualified by experience in similar environment will also be considered
  • Advanced computer literacy (Pastel Partner, Sage 50 Cloud, Pastel Payroll, Microsoft Office – Advanced Excel)
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of accounting principles
  • Self-starter
  • Professional/proven communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills and ability to multi-task
  • Well-balanced individual
  • Willing to take initiative to deliver results


  • R15k – R25k pm, negotiable depending experience



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  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.