Corporate Clients Accountant

Reference: DB 6738

Consultant: Dorei Barnes


  • take full personal ownership, responsibility and accountability of all transactions, interaction and enquiries for the allocated Corporate Client portfolio. This will include, but not be limited to:
    • providing day-to-day accounting and other services to allocated clients,
    • preparing trial balances, management accounts & annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS and SA GAAP,
    • carrying out, on a timely basis, all administrative tasks assigned,
    • applying standard procedures to facilitate the rendering of quality services to clients in a consistent, effective and efficient manner and exercising quality control to ensure that all accounting reports conform to set standards,
    • assisting to ensure that clients’ files (be it electronic or paper based) are organised, complete and up to date,
    • recording all time spent accurately to facilitate invoicing and internal reporting.
  • follow processes and procedures, working to set quality standards and keeping to agreed turn-around times;
  • ensure that client queries and/or complaints are dealt with efficiently and timeously, and escalated immediately where needed;
  • develop, build and maintain sound relationships with allocated clients, as well as with the CSM and KAM;
  • ensure the highest level of service, quality of work and support to our Corporate Clients, the CSM, KAM, other areas within Corporate Clients, as well as other teams within Maitland;
  • liaise with internal departments to promote clear channels of communication and working relationships;
  • actively look for opportunities to improve operational efficiencies to improve service and to decrease cost, identify and report on suggested possible process and/or system changes/enhancements to enhance service delivery;
  • provide quality input on opportunities and potential threats to the Accounting offering and the wider Corporate Clients division;
  • promote the implementation and integration of electronic service usage within the Accounting and Tax Service offering, as well as to our external clients, as and when developed and released;
  • meet personal and team targets;
  • provide ad hoc assistance with projects and analyses in Corporate Clients as required by Corporate Clients management;
  • demonstrate the company’s values on a daily basis;
  • as the Corporate Clients Accounting and Tax team grows, the Accountant will be expected to:
  • assist with the recruitment, interviewing and selection of new team members,
  • provide day to day management oversight and assistance to team members,
  • review the work of team members,
  • assisting with training of team members
  • participate in developing and implementing the strategy and operational plans for the continued growth of the Tax and Accounting team
  • manage staff performance evaluations, establish key performance criteria, and manage staff performance and disciplinary issues and processes with the assistance of the wider Corporate Clients management and Human Resources.


  • has a BComm (Accounting) or equivalent degree / diploma – a CA(SA) or a postgraduate accounting qualification would be an advantage, but not a requirement;
  • has 3-5 years practical experience in auditing or accounting, ideally in the professional services or financial services industry;
  • has proven experience in preparing annual financial statements for companies and trusts;
  • is passionate about service and service excellence, with a ‘will do, can do’ attitude – demonstrating a determination and encourage others to achieve excellence in every task, action and or interaction;
  • is detail and quality conscious – accountable, responsible and adaptable;
  • has excellent computer skills, with the ability to learn and understand new systems with confidence, and has a good knowledge and experience of working on and understanding the Microsoft Office suite (including Excel, Word and Outlook);
  • is flexible and dynamic with an enthusiastic approach and a positive and upbeat attitude;
  • has the ability to gain and establish the confidence of others, inspiring others to have a passion for performance by enhancing and improving the way things are done;
  • is highly organised, efficient and professional with a sense of urgency and good time management;
  • takes initiative, is pro-active and flexible with great problem resolution skills – sound decision making and judgement;
  • has the ability to work confidently, use initiative, be decisive and be able to consistently perform well when under pressure;
  • has honesty and integrity of the highest order and respect for the confidentiality of our clients’ and Maitland’s affairs;
  • has the ability to work well both under supervision as a member of a team, as well as independently;
  • has excellent skills to communicate confidently, professionally and effectively with clients, staff and management (verbal and or written);
  • is knowledge and information seeking – understanding the importance of knowlege and skills and actively manages own and staff’s development path and plan;
  • has business acumen – an understanding of the application of business principles, procedures and processes to comply with regulations, enhance efficiency and increase profitability;
  • has resilience – overcoming obstacles and delivers results by showing tenacity.

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