Accountant


Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.PurposeResponsible for handling financial matters in respect of the South Africa and United Kingdom Office and the coordination of financial affairs in the international offices. Accountable for Transaction processing, Reporting, Control and Decision SupportKey Performance Areas and Accountabilities:Accounts Preparation: Management and Statutory Accounts:Assist in the preparation of monthly management accounts for the South Africa and United Kingdom office and provide support to the various Business Service directors of the firm (eg, human resources, technology, office services, etc.).Incorporate the trial balances and cash books of some non-UK offices into the firm's consolidated monthly accounts.Assist with accounting computations, journal processing, the review of balance sheet control accounts.Contribute to the preparation of quarterly Group management accounts for the firm, together with supporting commentary explaining and interpreting the results.Assist in the preparation of the Group's Limited Liability Partnership financial statements under applicable International Financial Reporting Standards.Assist in the preparation of the statutory financial statements of some of the LLP's subsidiary undertakings.Create audit files and answer any audit queries that may arise.Load payments to suppliers and assist with Statutory Returns (VAT, Provisional Tax, Income Tax, CIPC, etc.)Analysis, Explanation and Interpretation:Review and understand key trends and variances in the figures as well as the explanation of these to both finance and non-finance staff.Correspondence and meetings as required with senior managers to discuss monthly reports, variances, trends and future expectations.Correction of any errors in posting and dealing with other queries raisedWork with International finance teams to help them understand their results.Budget:Assist in the preparation of the firm's annual budget for certain United Kingdom and South Africa support departments. This requires close liaison with senior managers.Work with non-UK office finance teams in order to produce their annual budget.Assist with the preparation of the global budget.Additional Roles or Responsibilities:Perform additional duties or responsibilities, which fall reasonably within the ambit of the job description, or in accordance with operational requirements.Requirements ProfileEducation:Grade 12 or equivalent (NQF 4) - RequiredBachelor of Commerce / Business Science in Accounting or Equivalent (NQF 7) RequiredArticles - RecommendedMental & Environmental / Legal Requirements:This position demands exceptional quality, attention to detail, strict adherence to pre-determined deadlines in a high pressure environmentAbility to deliver on tasks independentlyHigh level of resilience and persistenceMust have a clear criminal and credit historyExperience:A minimum of 2 years Accounting experience at Operational level- RequiredSystem Skills:Microsoft Office - Intermediate (Required)Elite Enterprise or 3E - Intermediate to Advanced (Recommended)Chrome River - Intermediate to Advanced (Recommended)Knowledge and Skills:Highly numerate and competent in Excel (for expense analysis and reporting) with a high degree of financial acumen.Proficient in pivot tables and V-lookups, for manipulating large quantities of data.Analytical review, interpretation of trends and delivering results in a deadline environment.Ability to troubleshoot and analyze data.Working with multiple currencies and stakeholders located at multiple locations concurrently.Commitment to ethical behavior with a willingness to adhere to all company policies and current financial legislation.Ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels effectively and efficiently.Flexible approach to work and responsibilities.Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.Excellent communication skills (listening, written and spoken).Customer service mind set.Self-motivated and eager to learn.Ability to handle queries efficiently with diplomacy and tact.Ability to follow instructions precisely.Adapting and responding to change.Strong work ethic with an inherent sense of urgency.Working constructively with others.Delivering through others.Additional Considerations9.00 am 17:30 pm Monday to Friday or 09:30 18:00 (variable depending on team workload)Applicants must be South African citizens or have a valid South African work permitPreference will be given to Employment Equity candidatesPreference will be given to candidates who are living with a disabilityIf you have not had any response from us within 21 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.Hogan Lovells Services (South Africa) Limited (Incorporated in England) is an equal opportunity employer. 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Posted
05/05/2022
Location
Johannesburg, GT, ZA