Senior Accountant

Industry / Sector: Financial Services
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: Western Cape

LOCATION:     Cape Town

SALARY: R 300 000 – R 360 000 p/a


Extremely successful and established organisation based in Cape Town Southern Suburbs is looking for a senior accountant to join their expanding team


  • Suitable financial degree
  • Articles (SAIPA OR SAICA) + Minimum 1-year commercial accounting experience
  • Must have own reliable transport


Accounting function:

  • Review of one or two accountant’s work, including but not limited to monthly transactional processing, cash books, ledgers, journals and management accounts, providing feedback and on-the-job training as needed
  • Preparation and passing of journals
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts from ledgers and/or source records for the parent entity, reporting to senior management in monthly management meetings on these as well as subsidiary entities’ management accounts
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate and appropriate annual financial statements are prepared, liaising with and managing external accountants as needed
  • Oversee annual audits, liaising with and management auditors
  • Assisting with implementation of accounting systems and policies; implementing improvements in procedures and processes as directed, in a timely manner
  • Execution of any investment related transactions – additions or disposals – related administration and payments etc.

Cash Flow and budgeting:

  • Day to day treasury and cash flow monitoring and management, in conjunction with the Finance Manager
  • Daily monitoring of bank accounts of various entities (multi-currency – EUR/GBP/USD/ZAR)
  • Administration of payments on Online banking (All companies have bi-monthly and Ad-hoc payments)
  • Managing and maintaining debtors
  • Managing and maintaining creditors
  • Maintain relationship and all interactions with private equity partners and brokers on investments, dividend payments, loan capital repayments and interest payments in line with agreements concluded
  • Preparation and overview of annual budgets, interim forecasts and cashflows, monitoring against actuals and addressing any discrepancies

Asset management:

  • Management and oversight of all assets within the group (properties, art, listed shares, unlisted shares, funds, etc.) ensuring all key risks are continually reviewed and addressed with senior management
  • Oversight of art collection & related administration and risks, ensuring art team records are accurate and collection being management in line with agreements
  • Ensure compliance with annual insurance requirements across all asset classes, liaising with insurance brokers for annual review and changes to policies

Compliance, taxes and secretarial:

  • Preparation of tax calculations for individuals and companies’ provisional and final income tax payable (multiple jurisdictions), liaising with and managing external tax advisors as required
  • Preparation and review of VAT reports for submission to SARS
  • Manage & oversee secretarial maintenance of statutory documentation, ensuring compliance
  • Responsible for all KYC/AML requests and requirements
  • Responsible for preparation of resolutions and meeting minutes
  • Responsible for administering service providers in setting up companies, suppliers, new bank accounts etc.
  • Assist with administering changes to group structure across different jurisdictions if applicable
  • Responsible for drafting any contracts/agreements as needed – loans, investments, guarantee agreements etc.
  • Responsible for management of data and filing, ensuring that all necessary information is filed appropriately and accurately, responsible for maintenance of data files and records across all entities
  • Responsible for resolving all SARS/other tax authorities and regulatory related queries and reviews as applicable

External and internal reporting/communication:

  • Preparation of internal or external adhoc reporting/analysis, including bi-annual board meeting packs
  • Preparation of monthly covenant tests for external financiers
  • Point of contact for external and internal stakeholders as needed (local and international)

Ad-hoc items:

Given that the group is owned by a single family, ad hoc tasks will be assigned on a regular basis.

  • Any other finance and administrative related tasks as and when required.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Very comfortable dealing with local and international stakeholders via e-mail and telephone, some of whom English is not their first language
  • Excellent communication skills (keeping stakeholders informed, managing up and down)
  • Comfortable dealing with a variety of people at different levels including senior management and directors
  • Ensure accuracy of own and others work (where applicable)
  • Deadline driven
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to conduct self-review processes
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Problem solving

For similar vacancies and more exciting opportunities please visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn.

Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to admin (at) kingsleyirons .co .za . Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Our consultants will assess your suitability to the vacancy. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful, however we will retain your CV and details on our database in accordance with POPIA and will contact you in the near future should a suitable position become available.

You have the option to “opt-out” and request us to delete your information at any time by sending a mail to admin (@) / info (@)

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