Accounting Firm Manager - SMEs (Northern Suburbs, Cape Town)

Managing the Accounting and Financial Management Functions for various local SMEs in the Western Cape, our client has an exciting opportunity available for an Accounting Firm Manager to head their operations. This individual will take over the existing SME accounts and manage them on a daily basis with the relevant senior management teams and owners of these entities while meeting with new clients from time to time in order to expand the business.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Management of the full finance function for various small, micro and medium entities, including trusts

  • Managing the relationships with various role players to ensure the smooth running of operations for various entities

  • Meeting with prospective clients from time to time in order to expand the business activities in accordance with instructions from the director

  • Responsible for the integrity of the financial records and Financial Statements

  • Review business budgets and forecasts

  • Authorising and provisioning payments; including salaries, service providers, client accounts, debit orders, etc.

  • Ensure monthly/quarterly deliverables are completed in line with deadlines

  • Review and approve monthly general ledger reconciliations

  • Coordinates the preparation of the external audit materials

  • Directs internal audits involving the review of accounting, project and operational departments

  • Prepare/review/manage and assess detailed annual budget for companies and departments

  • Prepare and review financial reports for management meetings

  • Prepare insurance declarations

  • Review weekly cash flow forecasts and evaluate and investigate variances

  • Prepare annual tax return schedules and tax calculations

  • Management and review of the monthly VAT submission

  • Review and approve statutory statutory/government returns (example SARB returns)

  • Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

  • Manage external service providers

  • Submission of BBBEE certificate details as required

Minimum Qualifying Criteria:

  • Integrity, values & principles with a focus on transparency and commitment

  • BAcc Degree / Bcom Hons Financial Management

  • 3 Years Experience in Accounting/Financial Management with proven track record

  • Experience in working with a variety of corporate structures & trusts

  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Self-motivated, targeted result and deadline drive

  • Advance Excel & Pastel skills

  • Language Proficiency in English & Afrikaans

  • Contactable References, preferably QualiCV Verified Reference Checks

Application Process:

  • Applications must be received by the following date and time: 15 March 2019 @ 16:00 p.m.

  • Applications can be e-mailed to, faxed to 0866068402 or delivered/couriered to 45 First Avenue, Boston, Bellville, 7530

  • Indicate clearly that you are applying for this position or your application will not be considered

  • Attach your UPDATED & COMPLETE CV with your application

  • Salary will be discussed at later interview stage

  • Should you not receive any feedback in 10 working days, consider your application unsuccessful

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