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Senior Financial Accountant

Location: Cape Town

Ref: LRF24015

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

An international software solutions business with satellite offices bases across the world (Africa, Americas, Europe, and Australasia) is seeking to permanently employ a Senior Financial Accountant in Cape Town.

A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of IFRS accounting standards, knowledge of tax-related matters and has a good understanding of statutory returns and corporate governance, working across multiple jurisdictions.


  • Maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures.
  • Financial Oversight and Control
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS standards and with internal accounting policies.
  • Managing intercompany transactions according to our Transfer Pricing Policy.
  • Liaise with regional accounting and tax service providers (where applicable), to ensure the filing of any statutory local returns is done timely and accurately.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations and provide balance sheet analysis.
  • Identify areas of improvements of business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Assist with tax audits and where applicable prepare tax returns.
  • Perform quarterly tax effect accounting.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Preparing financial analyses and reports.
  • Ensuring the general ledger is perfectly maintained.
  • Ad hoc assistance to the Group Financial Controller with reports, etc.
  • Collaborate across regions with Administration Officers and Regional Operation Managers.
  • Mentoring of junior finance staff.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Senior Financial Accountant role or similar in mid-sized companies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Recognized accounting qualification preferred (i.e. SAIPA/SAICA/CIMA/ACCA/SAIBA)
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • In-depth understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Experience working across multiple jurisdictions will be desirable
  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP would be desirable (advantageous but not compulsory).

Salary: R50,000 to R65,000 / month, dependant on skills and experience



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