Investment Financial Controller - 12-Month Contract

The position encompasses a hands-on role within the finance department which includes management reporting, statutory accounting, budgeting, regulatory reporting, taxation, consolidation and group reporting, and analysis and discussion with a variety of business area heads. The team is continually looking to improve processes and find efficiencies, and as such the candidate must be able to offer fresh ideas and help bring about change to improve current processes globally to ensure we are operating at the most effective level.Our client is looking for a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) who will ideally have experience working as a Financial/Management Accountant within Financial Services and/or will have worked for an Accounting Firm or completed their articles specialising in Financial Services/Asset Management clients.Responsibilities:Responsible for the accounting, tax and statutory reporting of our client globally and locally as well as some aspects of regulatory reportingMonthly management reportingMonthly forecasting and annual budget processesReviewing and approving invoice batches from the accounts payable teamMonth end accounting processesPreparation of SA VAT returnsPreparation of regular board reportsAd-hoc projectsKeep abreast of accounting, tax and regulatory changesCollaboration with other Finance Team members is essentialCollaboration with other teams to enhance cross functional effectivenessTechnical Knowledge and Experience:CA(SA) qualified, with 2-3 years Post Qualification ExperiencePreferably within Asset Management or Financial ServicesHave an interest in insurance and a strong understanding of IFRSAttention to detail and willingness to get involved with all levels of the accounting and reporting process is essentialWould benefit from having some past management or financial accounting experience as well as experience with SA VATSystem Skills:Oracle FusionHyperion EssbaseStrong ExcelPersonal Attributes:Eye for detail and be comfortable working in a flat structure/cultureA quick learner with the ability to work independentlyOrganisedExcellent communication skills
Cape Town, WC, ZA