Assistant Management Accountant - HR - Peoplefinder Career Placements, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

Vacancy Details

Employer: Peoplefinder Career Placements

Our client, in the retail industry requires the service of an Assistant Management Accountant who will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of general ledger posting; compliance of financial statements with financial reporting standards, as well as the regulatory requirements of each individual country with a focus on Human resources HR cost accounting (COE). As well as, day to day management of HR accounting functions. This will include; Management reporting, reconciliations, analysis of costs and submissions of statutory reports.


Key performance areas:

Internal and External Audit Management:

  • Prepare annual valuations of various HR related and submit timely and accurate completion of financial transactions to external auditors. 
  • Communicate external auditor requirements with the payroll managers to promote timely delivery of information. 

Financial Statement Preparation

  • Ensure all countries are compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) where applicable to Human Resources accounting. 
  • Audit and check financial statements from the various countries to ensure their accuracy. Budget planning and control (COE and HR related expenses) 
  • Assist in Planning Preparations, coordinating and review of COE and HR related budgets. 
  • Prepare reports for the Group on COE and HR related budgets. 

Financial Month End Accuracy Procedures: 

  • Review income statements for the Group entities on a monthly basis. 
  • Prepare and Review balance sheet reconciliations and file and record for balance sheet purposes. 

Schedules Submission: 

  • Submit relevant Group reporting information to Group HR Accountant. 
  • Perform calculations, analysis and general ledger submissions for group reporting schedules. 


  • Assist Group HR Accountant to prepare monthly Group COE report. 
  • Prepare monthly management scorecards per branch reports. 


  • Ensure that the supplier invoice is accompanied by commercial invoice and approved accordingly on a daily basis 
  • Manage the releasing of payments via online the platform. 

Cost of Employment and HR related Reconciliations and transactions:

  • Review training SDL levies and grants and control timeous claims and rebates. 
  • Review and reconcile HR related balance sheet accounts. 

Project accounting and other Ad Hoc system implementations:

  • Manage financial control on new system and process implementations 
  • Project report preparation and presentation to the project committees. 
  • Ensure efficient and accurate financial governance and oversight on project implementations.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric with a BAcc or relevant degree with Accounting / Financial Management
  • Must be SAICA registered
  • 1 – 2 Years’ experience in a relevant Specialist role (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting) 
  • 2 – 3 Years’ experience in a Management Accounting role 
  • Experience in the retail environment will be advantageous 
  • 3 – 4 Years Management experience
  • 1 – 2 Years basic Project Management skills 
  • Knowledge of: IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards), Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) 
  • Excellent computer literacy (SAP – Advanced, MS Excel – Advanced & Google Suite – Sheet skills)  
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license 

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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