Corporate Accountant - #305610


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Contract type: Full time
Reference: HQ000716-JG-1

Our client an iconic 110 year old South African Brand is currently looking for an experienced Corporate Accountant (Chartered Accountant) to be based in Durban.

Position: Corporate Accountant (Chartered Accountant)
Location: Durban KZN
Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer and Financial Manager
Job Summary:
The primary purpose of the role will be to prepare for recons, preparations and passing of journals for accruals as well as handle fixed asset register and preparation of monthly accruals. The candidate will also assist the Finance team in achieving its monthly objectives.
Key Attributes: 

  • Adaptability and quick learning
  • Numerate
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in financial reporting
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Diligent
  • Team Player
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creative problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity and trust
  • Work well as a team player and be open to constructive feedback
  • Effectively manage time and work on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Be detail orientated
  • Be creative in problem solving

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) designation is required.
  • Minimum of 5 - 6 years of relevant experience in Financial Management, Accounting and Taxation
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience in the Manufacturing or FMCG industries would be advantageous
  • Proficient in financial management software and MS Office Suite. 
  • Must have sound experience in taxation

Software Programs:

MS AX Dynamics
MS Office Suite

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Review the entire General Ledger for each property for completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform month and year-end procedures, e.g. raise accruals and prepayments, provide for depreciation/amortization, etc.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts, e.g. fixed assets, investment property, lease & tenant installation costs, etc. to supporting schedules.
  • Obtain reasons for variances between the budgets and actuals from relevant stakeholders.
  • Attend each Portfolio meeting and provide assistance/information to portfolio. managers and property managers to enable them to perform their function efficiently.
  • Maintain the fixed asset register where applicable.
  • Calculate the current and the deferred tax calculation, when required
  • Draft financial statements using Draftworx (annually).
  • Review the financial statements for accuracy.
  • Assist in generating the relevant reports to enable disclosures in the financial statements/integrated report.
  • Prepare the working papers required for the annual audit.
  • Attend to Auditor’s questions and queries during the audit.
  • Assist various stakeholders with adhoc finance related requirements
  • Cashbook and bank reconciliations
  • Processing of insurance claims
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Cash flow reconciliation and budget monitoring
  • Creditors report
  • Fixed asset register


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