Back to Careers

Reporting Accountant - Africa, South Africa

Office Location: Fourways, Johannesburg

Discipline team: Accounts

Reporting to: Africa Region Finance Manager


Job Description

 Producing accurate, reliable monthly management accounts for the group’s Africa Region 

 Analysing and making necessary adjustments to the Africa Region companies’ Financial Statements and Management Accounts
 Preparing, Reconciling and Analysing relevant schedules supporting both the Management
Accounts and Financial Statements for the Africa Region;

Preparing variance analysis on Business and Finance KPI’s for the Africa Region companies

including comparison with budgets/forecasts i
 Liaising with accounting team to obtaining/providing necessary inputs for the Analysis,
Financial Statements, Management Accounts and other reporting requirements;
 Maintaining and preserving complete audit trail of all the reports prepared;
 Developing and maintaining a strong working knowledge of the Deltek Vision accounting
 Generating relevant reports from the Deltek accounting software for Africa Region
companies for various reporting purposes;
 Assisting in Forecasting/Budgeting/Planning process;
 Assisting with the year-end Audit and Consolidation process within the Africa Region;
 Project-based troubleshooting to operating locations to ensure that standardised accounting
systems, controls and procedures are introduced and maintained as the Africa Region
Detailed involvement in a number of daily, weekly and monthly accounting tasks;

 Month end closure routines, including checking that all journal entries have been posted,
running draft income statements, checking overheads and cross-checking utilisation
information back to weekly utilisation reports;
 Providing summary management accounts information to regional management team for
reporting purposes;
 Maintaining an actual to budget variance analysis for all Africa Region management team


Person Specification

Relevant Degree (Accounting / Finance)

3 years of wokring experience in a financial role

Basic understanding and hands on experience of preparation and analysis of multi-currency Financial Statements including Cash Flow Statement

Advanced level of MS-Excel, Excel 2010/13
Ability to independently prepare the monthly reporting
packs of group companies with Attention to detail
Willingness and ability to manage basic checks and balances for accuracy of information
Working knowledge of IFRS for SME (In RSA and Namibia)
Working knowledge of VAT (In RSA and Namibia)
Ability to quickly develop relevant skills essential for effectively carrying out assigned duties
Hands on experience in dealing with Consolidation and
Statutory Reporting


Applications and Enquiries