Accountant (jb402)

Company: Kontak Recruitment
Job type: Full-time
Salary: 50,000 ZAR/Month
Industry: Accountancy
Area/Neighbourhood: Sandton

Accountant (JB402)

Woodmead, Sandton

R40 000 – R50 000 Per Month CTC



Kontak Recruitment is currently recruiting for an Accountant with experience in a global environment.


Function of the Accountant:

Responsible for accurate reporting of results and maintenance of the company’s assets, through balance sheet review/reconciliation

Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and testing a SOX compliant environment

Support Financial Manager to ensure Country complies with country requirements, corporate policies, and industry practices

The Accountant will contribute towards the forecasting and budgeting functions and support functional leadership as needed


Experience and qualifications:

As a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting or other related discipline is required.

Completed Articles

Significant month end reporting and statutory accounting experience.

A minimum of 4-5 years of related experience

Commercial finance experience working with senior sales and marketing teams.

Experience with supporting commercial organizations including pricing and commissions.

Ability to assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts.


Key Required Skills, Knowledge and Capabilities:

ERP systems software.

Previous experience with Hyperion suite of tools.

Ability to logically plan, organise and compete work assignments in team settings.

Must possess excellent analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Must be extremely detail orientated and possess a high concern for the accuracy of information given including attention to the status and details of projects and assignments.

Must possess the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards.

Have excellent people management skills to empower and motivate direct reports.


Key responsibilities of the Snr Accountant:

The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager and works closely with the Regional FP&A Leader, and the Country Leadership Team.

Prepares statements of monthly financial data including income statement and balance sheet. Analyst if financial results as compared to monthly objectives.

Responsible for the financial performance measurements in Country, while ensuring financial performance reporting is accurate and timely meeting the constant changing need of the country operations and in compliance with CFAM and USGAAP and local statement requirements.

Responsible for the safe keeping and maintenance of the company’s assets through balance sheet integrity and a proper control environment.

Ensures technically qualified personnel are placed in all positions and has training and development programs available for the division accounting organization. Employs sound talent and performance management practices to lead, develop and train a team of finance associates.

Oversees all SOX processes and testing plans for the Country Finance Team. Provides direction on legal entity controls, including approval matrices.

Coordinates and collaborates with various FP&A personnel pertaining to Budgets and Forecast and proactively bringing situations and variances to the appropriate personnel.

Accountable for proper procedures, policies and controls being in order to maintain strong internal financial controls.

Responsible for internal and external statutory reporting and for maintaining integrity, while assuring that USGAAP are in place.

Respond to special financial requests, undertake analysis and communicate potential problem areas. Conduct financial reviews/analysis as requested.

Ensure the Warehouse, procurement and stock control areas are effectively managed, with robust process and policies.

Ensures strong working relationships with relevant corporate departments including Tax and Treasury and follows guidance and directives.

Country monthly financials and submission of financial results to Corporate, ensuring compliance with USGAAP and local statutory requirements.

Maintains the country internal control environment, through education, enforcement of CFAM and oversight of annual internal control work (SOX).

Developing, reviewing, and approving reports dependent on the Hyperion Suite of Applications and ERP system.

Ensuring Hyperion set up including mapping and methodology is accurate and reflective of DS guidance.

Oversight of SOX control environment at site thru appropriate education, enforcement, documentation, testing and evaluation.

Collaborate with country management and Corporate functional leads to define standardized business processes and requirements for necessary reports.

Supports control owners with guidance on SOX documentations, testing, and evaluation of controls.

Consult Finance Manager in the preparation of internal reporting and research projects.

Coordinate with FP&A for Forecast and Budget reporting.

Process guidance will be confirmed by the EMEA East Accounting Head.

Overall vision and strategy for Country Finance Team will be provided by EMEA East Accounting Head and VP, EMEA Accounting.

Activities contrary to the CFAM or established internal controls so appropriate remedial action may be taken.


Key metrics

Country P&L and balance sheet.

Timely and thorough preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal financial reporting.

Successful completion of individual and direct reports’ annual goals as set forth in Connection process with attainment of expected results.


Financial targets

Maximize investment returns of the Hyperion Suite of Tools and ERP system by leveraging these resources.

Provide timely and accurate financial reports to Corporate and Country leaders so that they can manage to their financial targets and various project deliverables efficiently.


Key leadership behaviours:

Accountable for Ensuring Balance Sheet integrity, Sarbanes-Oxley, GAAP, CFAM compliance, and fostering a strong control environment in country.

Being a strong example of integrity and “doing the right thing”.

Noting and appropriately mitigating business risks.

Proactively seeking and improving any deficiencies.

Managing and empowering direct reports – through coaching, regular dialogue mentoring and learning.

Actively articulates and promotes Organisations vision and direction.

Delegates authority wherever appropriate.

Effectively communicate complex financial issues to both financial and non-financial personnel.


Core competences – (primary behaviours that support the requirements of this role)

Drive for Results

Customer Orientation

Demonstrate Organisations core values




Problem Solving/Decision Making


Job Knowledge



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