Financial Accountant (Regional) – East London, Eastern Cape

Financial Accountant (Regional)


East London, Eastern Cape


Job Description


A vacancy exists for a Regional Financial Accountant, based in East London reporting to the Regional Financial Controller Border-Kei region. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a specific area of the financial processes so as to achieve compliance, standardisation and efficiency in the financial accounting of the company.


Minimum requirements: Essential

  • Completed BComm Degree
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, is critical
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • The ability to manage staff and have excellent communication skills
  • High-performance orientation, independence, functional proficiency, initiative and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, good communication and report writing skills
  • Drivers license and ability to travel
  • COVID-19 vaccination (in full)


Minimum requirements: Advantageous

  • Studying towards Honours / CTA 
  • Completed articles
  • Experience in Smartstream software



  • Work closely with the Regional Financial Controller to manage the role of Finance Manager where duties would include but are not limited to:n
    • Management of personnel costs through engagement with the relevant Manager and Unit Managers
    • Management of other overheads
    • Ad-hoc reporting as required by the business
    • Preparing the detailed annual budgets for 3 business units / entities
    • Management and overview of the CAPEX process
    • Management and preparation of Quarterly and annual submissions as required by the internal audit
  • Managing and updating of the Smartstream accounting sub-systems including Fixed Assets, Wings, Payroll and Accounts Receivable and ensuring the correctness of the interfaces and other information.
  • Conducting regular monthly visits to units in order to review work and resolve problems.
  • Addressing, as part of a team, the development of new processes and procedures to increase efficiencies
  • Preparing reports and analyses, including monthly management reports, cash-flows and schedules, analyses of expense variances, revenue and cost trends
  • Promoting best operating and accounting practices
  • Liaising, amongst others, with both internal and external auditors, line managers, service providers, suppliers, and other regulatory bodies
  • Conducting full accounting function for an investment company which includes supporting the Regional Financial Controller with her secretarial duties particularly as it pertains to share trading.



  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Influencing
  • Resilience
  • Drive and Energy
  • Engaging diversity
  • Excellence Orientation
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Ethical Behaviour


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