Job title: Financial Accountant
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay interval: Monthly
Pay rate from: ZAR 30,000.00
Pay rate to: ZAR 40,000.00
Location: Cape Town, CBD
Job published: 16/11/2021
Job ID: 52715

Job Description

My client who is in the FMCG/Manufacturing space is looking for a well-seasoned, heavyweight Financial (not costing) Accountant with a BComm in Accounting or equivalent and experience in an FMCG Manufacturing environment, with strong ERP knowledge to start ASAP for a three-month contract.



  • Monthly financial reports
  • Revenue & expenses analysis and advice
  • Setting of finance dept and shared cost budgets, and regular actual vs budget comparison & analysis
  • General ledger maintenance
  • Statutory return submission
  • Income tax and VAT return submission
  • Year-end annual financial statement preparation
  • Annual audit preparation
  • Cash flow forecast
  • People management and leadership
  • Documenting policies and procedures
  • Review and sign off creditors reconciliations to ensure accurate and timely payments
  • BBBEE participation
  • Managed relationships with internal and external customers
  • Stock-count participation
  • Assist the manufacturing cost analyst with production orders and stock-take



  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position in the Food Industry/Manufacturing environment in FMCG ESSENTIAL
  • Qualification required – BComm Accounting
  • Up-to-date legislative knowledge
  • Have a flair for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including a willingness to work some longer hours during peak periods.
  • Strong adherence for compliance and financial controls – as required for audit and legislative purposes
  • Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP system, SAP Business One advantageous
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects
  • Ability to take lead on certain tasks and in certain situations


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