The Hollywood Foundation has an exciting opportunity available for a Financial Accountant to be based in Umhlanga, Durban. The position will be responsible for preparing financial reports, reviewing of general ledgers, and relevant supporting performance measures. Preparation of all schedules requested by the External Auditors and facilitating requests of documents before and during the audit.
Completed or studying towards a relevant Degree or Diploma.
Pastel Evolution or Similar Accounting Software proficiency.
Microsoft Office, with a proficiency in Excel.
2-4 years administration experience.
Review of general ledgers to ensure cashbook and creditors capturing are correctly allocated and VAT correctly accounted for.
Preparation of performance measures relevant to the management accounts.
Analytical review of all accounts and provide commentary on variances.
Ensure the cashbook clerks, creditors and debtors meet their deadlines which will allow enough time for review of all general ledgers before the preparation of management accounts.
Review and approve all loan, creditors, facility, instalment sales reconciliations to external statements
Process monthly standing debit orders (rent, insurance, telephone, subscriptions etc.).
Assist the Team in the preparation of Budgets.
Prepare all schedules required by the External Auditors, Internal Auditors and BEE Auditors.
Facilitate requests by External Auditors, Internal Auditors and BEE Auditors for documents required for substantive testing.
Assist Team members on ad hoc tasks which will enable him/her to fulfill their duties.
Tracking performance and scheduling performance review meetings with the Group Financial Manager.
Compliance, risk and quality
Comply with company policy and procedure.
Ensure logical saving of all work, templates, etc. monthly and yearly such that each year’s financial records can stand on its own when enquiries/ investigations/audits take place.
Produce high quality, neat, logical, succinct, easy to follow, easy to understand, formula linked work/templates/workbooks/financial models - of which is substantiated by facts with no numbers in the formulas.
Ensure the above (final version) and other documents are chronologically saved/backed up.
100% compliance with COSACT, Tax acts, IFRS/IFRS for SMEs and other laws/regulations relating to finance.
Preparation of department process write-ups/ system descriptions and quarterly updating.
Growth and new markets/products
Ensure measures are put in place and steps are taken to achieve the short term, medium term and long-term goals.
Ad hoc tasks as required.
Skills and competencies:
Must be able to identify, analyze, organize and solve problems and issues in a timely and effective manner.
Impressive planning, organizational, project management and time management skills.
Must be able to take accountability.
Must show strong leadership skills.
Must be able to take initiative.
Must be results and details oriented.
Please be advised that should you not be contacted within 30 days, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.