Senior Financial Accountant

An awesome opportunity exists for an energetic, highly motivated, qualified finance professional to join our team as Senior Financial Accountant in our Finance Department in Cape Town, reporting to the Group Finance Manager.

The role is responsible for producing valid, accurate and complete financial reporting for the operating entities within their remit, including reviewing and submitting various statutory and tax obligations in those geographies. The role will also directly manage a team of up to 5 financial accountants and bookkeepers who will assist in producing the financial results.

Internal Liaison takes place with the accounts team and payroll as well as other non-finance functions to increase the value Finance contributes to the organisation. External liaison takes place with 3rd party consultants as well as the tax authorities across the regions in which Mukuru trades.

This individual will form a key role in the journey to transform the team into a “World Class” finance function including driving best practice and personal development of their direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall responsibility to the Group FM for the valid, accurate and complete presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual results of the Group subsidiaries under your remitCommitment to improving the quality of our reporting across the balance sheet, including introducing best practices in our month-end reconciliations and related reconciling items as well as working capital analysis and efficiency improvements.Timely review of all supporting documentation for the results including bank reconciliations, journals, balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the financial accountantsReview of the monthly reconciliations with third party pay-in and pay-out partners.Timely and accurate review of relevant tax submissions in conjunction with the Group tax department for the Group subsidiaries under your remitAssistance in the delivery of the year-end audit including drafting the statutory financial statements with the Financial Accountants for review by the Group FMSubmission of various other statutory or regulatory obligations for the entities under your remitInvolvement in various finance improvement projects, including system implementations, month end process efficiencies, new market expansion and business maturity workstreamsInternal liaison with other departments to assist in solving commercials issues as they ariseManage the professional development of your teams including regular reviews and feedback as well mentoring individual training plans.

Key requirements

CA(SA) or equivalent qualification3-5 years post article experienceExperience of multi-national Groups structures, preferably across the African continent and/or the UKFinance business systems experience across ERP platforms, preferably NetsuiteExperience in preparing/reviewing VAT and Corporate tax returns which will be delivered in conjunction with the internal Tax functionExperience working in financial services or highly regulated industries beneficialExperience working in high growth/fast-moving organisationsAdvanced time management and organisational skillsDeveloped team management skills to ensure an engaged, high functioning teamAdvanced MS Office skills

Additional skills

Open, transparent, and adaptable with previous mixed experience of blue-chip and high growth entrepreneurial organisations with the ability to implement best practice, drive change and thrive within less structured and fast-changing environments.Exceptional leader: high energy, results oriented, and knows how to influence people in a constructive manner, being capable of building and developing a high performing team.Shares a passion for Mukuru’s purpose and enjoys working in a fast-paced, informal but highly ambitious company.Hands-on self-starter, who knows what to do without being told, with a no-nonsense ‘get it done attitude’, quickly diagnosing issues, proposing and executing solutions in a short timeframe.Ability to work under pressure, commercial acumen, and capable of linking the role to shareholder value creation / profitability.Keen to be part of a multi-cultural organisation that is committed to excellence, inclusion, diversity, community development and the environmentAbility to look for efficiencies and improvements in any process rather than just accept the status quo

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive any response after two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


Job Type
Full Time
83 days ago

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