A fintech company, striving towards elegance and simplicity in Africa, is seeking a Senior Group Accountant to join their growing operations enabling cross-border payments for mobile money networks, banks, money transfer operators, and large corporates.
In this newly created role as the Senior Group Accountant, you will be responsible for preparing consolidated financial reports and other necessary schedules required for our audit program. This role involves collaborating with accountants to improve month-end close efficiency while prioritizing data integrity, timeliness, and usefulness of reports. Additionally, leading the efforts in closing external audits while ensuring technical papers are properly prepared for the group's needs. This position offers an excellent scope for leadership opportunities as well as personal growth within the group, working alongside the Financial Controller.
Key qualifications of the Senior Group Accountant:
Qualified CA(SA) with 5 years minimum PQE
BCom finance degree
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Office Suite
Xero Software experience advantageous
Key duties for the Senior Group Accountant include but are not limited to:
Prepare and maintain monthly group consolidation and elimination entries
Support preparation of consolidated financial statements under IFRS
Accurately review subsidiary financials
Aid completion of external audit for the entire group
Contribute to the month-end close process by conducting analytical reviews
Review and manage intercompany transactions
Facilitate the development and implementation of finance policies that promote efficacy & robust controls
Assist in accounting related to acquisitions and disposals within the organization
Undertake additional ad-hoc projects as required
Key personal skills for a Senior Group Accountant:
Organization and time management skills
Analytical and problem-solving abilities
Ability to manage multiple priorities with limited supervision in a dynamic environment
Strong communication skills for internal/external stakeholders at all levels
Independent work capabilities
High level of attention to detail
If you are passionate about finance and being involved in preparing consolidated financial reports, prioritizing data integrity, efficiency, and timely reporting then get in touch to learn more about the opportunity as a Senior Group Accountant. The location of this position is agnostic.
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