Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst - Durbanville - #305464

Guardian Recruiting (Pty) Ltd.


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time
Reference: CPT000581-CB-1

Our Client seeks an exceptional Accounting Professional with a unique blend of passion for financial analysis and operational accounting to join their company

In this pivotal role, the Senior Accountant will be entrusted with key financial analysis tasks and will play a vital role in managing the day-to-day operations of the company's accounting function, encompassing systems, policies, and practices.

Initially based in the Cape Town office, this role offers a potential opportunity to join a global organization with international career prospects to work in the United States.

Job Specifications
Focus on the following core responsibilities: accounting/reporting, costing, analytics, and process improvement/automation
Analyze and interpret market, industry, and business trends requiring management's attention. Conduct financial statement analysis and troubleshooting
Prepare and present clear and informative financial and management reports, including internal and external variance analysis, maintenance of fiscal records, and statistical reports
Proactively engage with various departments to provide information essential for decision-making processes, improve profitability, and uphold proper accounting procedures
Oversee general ledger accounting, month-end close, preparation and consolidation of financial statements, account reconciliations, fixed assets, and the establishment and maintenance of internal controls and policies
Quickly learn and document current accounting processes
Identify opportunities for process improvement and present evaluations and recommendations to management
Assist with all external audit activities with banks and tax auditors, including planning, preparation, data gathering, and on-site management
Assist in daily banking operations, including completing bank reporting
Perform additional duties and assist with other projects upon request from management

Minimum Requirements
Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in finance/general accounting, with some supervisory responsibilities
Honours or Postgraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance and or related field is required
CA(SA) or CIMA Accredited
Essential experience in working within a Manufacturing and or Engineering environment
Specific knowledge of the Automotive industry is highly advantageous
Understanding of inventory management and standard cost practices is desirable
Proficiency in understanding complex manufacturing and engineering processes
Capability to analyze financial results and competitive business models.
Embed an initiative to drive process change through comprehensive analysis and teamwork
Ability to work independently
Be hands-on, detail-oriented, and exhibit a passion for accuracy
Possess a restless curiosity
Demonstrate unquestioned integrity
Exhibit strong communication skills
Be effective in time management

Kindly note that by submitting your application for this career opportunity, you agree that Guardian Recruiting may use your application for the purpose of the recruitment and selection of the said position, and this information may be shared with the relevant stakeholders in the business.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Should you not have heard back within a two-week period, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

All job postings are in accordance with our Client's BEE requirements. Please only send certificates when requested to do so

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