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Snr Financial Accountant

Reference: 4957 SJ
Consultant: Sone Johnson

Job Description:

  • Trade Finance and Banking
    • Manage forward exchange contracts, booking, record keeping, application to payments and recons thereoff
    • Handle Forex payments and the accounting thereof
    • Ensure banking relations through the coordination of authorised users, bank account administration and FOREX facilities
    • Set up / changes to banking platforms, internal controls and Administrator duties
  • General Ledger Bookkeeping (IFRS)
    • Prepare month end closing of legal entities
    • Maintain a complete and accurate trial balance through posting of bank statements and journals
    • Reconcile accounts denominated in various currencies (i.e. Rand, USD, GBP & Euro)
    • Review and analyse debtors and creditors aging with respective team members
    • Manage external audits and attend to queries by auditors
    • Lead SARS interaction: All VAT and Income tax submission submissions & handling of queries
    • Co-ordinate and review International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) financial statements
    • Take the lead on the upkeep of financial processes
    • Implement financial internal controls and ensure the necessary compliance thereof
  • Financial planning & analysis
    • Prepare and communicate monthly accounts (actual vs. budget vs. forecast) to management
    • Report on accounts to Group stakeholders
    • Manage and prepare monthly working capital and cashflow forecasting
    • Coordinate company and departmental budget process
    • Profit and loss forecasting and five-year planning
    • Analyse and report on profitability per cost centre of expenses
  • Grower Payments
    • Lead the grower payment process
    • Liaise with Sales team to ensure approved pricing is invoiced to customers
    • Assist in the control of costs in the supply chain through regular interaction with the Logistical team
    • Ensure continuous reconciliation of Logistical Export system and accounting platforms (ledgers and Pastel)
    • Learn International Commercial Terms (INCO terms) to effectively monitor cost in our supply chain
    • Manage the accounting team as a whole to understand the full payment cycle, co-ordination thereof and having the platforms in place to handle themselves
    • Continuous data integrity checks
    • Commission, Royalty and any other grower setups from a financial point of view with IT in advance of season (new, changes, removals)
    • Lead the POOL recon and POOL accounting and Agent vs. Principle (Project management)
  • Managing accountants
    • Leading a team of 3 Financial Accountants


  • Chartered Accountant of South Africa – CA (SA) or equivalent (e.g. CIMA/SAIPA qualification)
  • Bachelor in Accounting (Honours degree)
  • Commercial experience (post-articles)
  • Group Reporting
  • ERP system experience
  • Inventory/Export systems experience
  • IFRS Knowledge
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to
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  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

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