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Job title: Senior Accountant
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 18 June 2020
Job reference no: 1549346577

Job Description

The Senior Accountant would be required to head up Financial Support Services for the various countries/entities. The position reports into the Financial Manager.  The position is based at the Head Office, in East London.


- Relevant Tertiary education: Finance Related

- Completed articles: advantageous, but not essential


- Proven experience in a Retail / FMCG / Fast-paced environment essential


- Prepare (currently) and/or review of management accounts
- Supervise 2 Accountants / Senior Bookkeepers, each with their own portfolio (country or company), and 1 Fixed Assets Controller
- Manage the main company’s own subsidiaries in-country (South Africa)
- Data capture in preparation of accounts/audit/compliance
- 2 companies at the moment – with very few transactions

- Manage the payment of franchisee monthly commitments
- Manage the franchisee finance compliance
- Monitor revenue authority compliance in-country
- Prepare Annual Financial Statements (where necessary)
- Keep tabs of net cash positions and the countries performance against 5-year plans
- Assist, when required, with audit readiness and audit queries
- Inter-company recoveries
- Various other tasks that may come up

- responsible for SA and Lesotho Accounts / Stores (travel to Lesotho when needed – 1 week every 2 – 3 months, always planned in advance)

- cashflow forecasting

- costing

- stay on top of creditors (vital)

- management accounts (checking and compiling if needed)

- budgeting

- expenses

The position does require travel into 2 African countries: South Africa and Lesotho 
- travel is minimal, and will only be when essential as the majority of meetings will take place via VC
- travel will be well planned, especially in relation to flight availability
- majority of meetings to be handled via Skype