Management Accountant (CA or CIMA)

Location: Cape Town

Ref: LRF21035

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant to join an international consulting, digital services and software business based in Cape Town. This role sits within the Management Accounting & Commercial team and the role is similar to the traditional Cost & Management Accountant role.

The company help millions of people, by delivering innovative solutions to transform and simplify the connections between businesses and customers, governments and citizens. They operate in the UK, Europe, India and South Africa – and across six divisions – Software, IT & Networks, People Solutions, Customer Management, Government Services and Specialist Services.

The successful candidate will work closely with a business unit creating a real and active partnership with operational areas.  You will provide 'real time' support and analysis, to be a trusted adviser and to add value that will assist in decision making.

Key Performance Areas

Operational Client Contract Support

  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams

Management Reporting

  • Ensure timely and accurate forecasting of revenue, cost and Cash Flow
  • Ensure that the assumptions and risks are clearly understood and articulated

Month End

  • Accurate and timely publishing of local, divisional and group reporting
  • Ensure appropriate governance is followed regarding posting of revenue, cost and balance sheet items

Stakeholders

  • Monthly meeting with senior stakeholders to review financial performance
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information to relevant stakeholders to enable delivery of the financial targets and enable effective decisions to be made
  • Ensuring stakeholder expectations are effectively managed

Business Plan

  • Timely completion of the Business Plan in line with group expectations
  • Business Plan packs submitted to division with relevant schedules/packages & analysis

Control

  • Robust financial controls in place for revenue, cost and balance sheet items to mitigate risk to the business.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications

  • CA(SA) or CGMA
  • BCom (Accounting, Finance or Management accounting) (Complete)
  • Qualified Accountant or related NQF Level 8 qualification is preferred but not essential

Minimum Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience of which 2 years has been gained within a similar role
  • SAP
  • Advanced practical experience in Excel
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills

Minimum Knowledge

  • General Ledgers
  • Vat Returns
  • Financial Integrity and Control
  • New systems transitioning
  • Procurement/Supplier management
  • CAPEX

Key Competencies

Skills and Abilities (what must I be able to do / display):

  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams
  • Managing several short turnaround requests, high workload and often conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent time management is essential
  • Excellent communicator
  • Reporting, analysis and presentations

Salary

  • R480,000 – R660,000 pa, depending on experience and qualification

 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Ensure you meet all the requirements
  • Complete all the requested information below
  • Remember to attach your CV
  • 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.