Management Accountant (Reporting / Management / CIMA / Administration) – Durban, South Africa

Location: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Date Posted: 03-10-2018
Reference Number: LUL_MA
Job Description:
The purpose of the position is to prepare and report on the monthly management accounts to the Chief Financial Officer and to also play an active role in managing the accounting team (2IC).


 Management accounts / financial information
  • Prepare and distribute accurate monthly management accounts with deadlines.
  • Prepare and distribute accurate monthly divisional accounts within deadlines.
  • Prepare and distribute any other monthly reports required by the business.
  • Prepare and complete monthly GL recon file for review prior to approval of management accounts.
  • Investigate and report reasons for significant variances to CFO.
  • Preparation of an accurate Trial Balance monthly.
  • Completion of GL Recons where appropriate.
  • Processing of month end journals where appropriate.
  • Management of the allocation of amounts to the General Ledger.
  • Management of Sundry Debtors and Creditors functions.
  • Management of Guides payroll.
  • Management of intercompany (including confirming balances).
  • Management and control of sundry expenses.
  • Ensure that the Fixed Asset Register is kept up to date and compliance with IFRS standards.
  • Approval of payments and account allocations.
 Compulsory returns
  • Prepare, and submit VAT return on monthly basis (including reconciliation and payment)
  • Prepare, and submit PAYE return on monthly basis (including reconciliation and payment)
  • Prepare, and submit OID return on an annual basis (including reconciliation and payment)
  • Clients Gateway Audit.              
  • Assist CFO with the relocation of the Clients Gateway accounts and setup.
  • Management and control over the accounting function (invoicing, collections, payments).
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for discussion with Gateway Management.
  • Prepare year end audit file for external auditors.
Accounting Processes        
  • Continuously contribute to improving processes and procedures, and provide useful information in divisional accounts.
  • Prioritise and schedule tasks to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Create a motivated and organised environment.
  • Ensure all administration is up to date.
  • Maintain a high level of productivity.
  • Be solutions orientated and problem solve; have a sense of urgency and resilience.
  • Communication, teamwork and relationship.
  • Develop and nurture close relationships with Clients Africa employees and all other business units, internal and external.
  • Demonstrate and promote teamwork, mutual respect and cooperation.
  • Promote harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements and potential conflict.
  • Find common ground and build rapport and trust.
  • Proactively work with all departments to ensure procedures, processes and relationships are healthy, strong and in line with our company values.
  • Maintain and apply ethical business practices.
  • Visibly living (talking, displaying, way of life) our company values and using our 4 keys in all conversations (interactions) and decision making.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • BCOM in Management Accounting – CIMA Qualified
  • Minimum 4 years related experience
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of Accounting processes and procedures
  • Oracle experience an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Acquire and maintain numerical and information gathering skills
  • Change management – skilled in working at a fast pace and in stressful situations; be adaptable.
  • Time management and multitasking
  • Forward planning
  • Effective problem solving
  • Effective communication skills – ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • Administrative skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent reading and listening skills and execute tasks accurately and timeously.
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Market Related
  • Permanent Position
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Lukas Louw
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The CA Global Group
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