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South Africa Management Accountant: Exact/Fix/RFO/Sneaker Factory

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Cape Town
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    Business, Accounting & Finance / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

The management accountant supports the Finance Business Partner in ensuring the effective functioning of the finance function within the division.

This encompasses support in relation to the commercial and value-adding activities undertaken by the Finance Business Partner, and would typically include the preparation and extract of supporting information or inputs to their analysis.

The role will act as the principal interface between the division and the Finance CoEs and SSC, and thereby provide inputs or receive and process outputs to/ from those areas.

The role will also act to perform various finance activities within the division, some of those being either specialist, particular to that division or requiring direct interaction or interface with staff.

Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years post qualification experience
  • BCom/ Hons Degree in Financial/ Management Accounting
  • CIMA or CA(SA) equivalent is preferred

Key Performance Areas:

  • Review and adjust planning working papers received from the Planning and Management Reporting Centre of Excellence;
  • Support the Business Partner in analysing management reports and financial performance of the division against its specific targets;
  • Analyse standard monthly management reports received from the CoE and SSC, and provide interpretation and commentary for the Finance BP review;
  • Support with year-end procedures and reports;
  • Review and adjust OPEX forecasts for the divisions in line with business requirements;
  • Ensure the planning tool accurately reflects actuals and projections for all costs;
  • Ensure charge backs received by the division are accurate and accepted;
  • Populate journal templates and supporting documentation to submit to the  Record to Report function within Shared Services (including but not limited to accruals, year-end journals, intercompany entries);
  • Ensure that the inputs to and the management of any assets within the division are provided to the SSC;
  • Perform sundry cost centre management activities;
  • Prepare ad hoc or tailored financial reports required by the division;
  • Perform business unit specific finance activities, or ad hoc finance activities requiring contact or physical interface with colleagues in the divisions;
  • Support the Finance BP with inputs to pricing decisions and adjustments;
  • Support the Finance and Systems Management CoE on new systems or projects requirement gathering, testing and deployment;
  • Act as a super user for the new Non-Merchandise Procurement tool  – Coupa – for the division;
  • Ensure that all store turnover targets are available on the required systems for use by the Operations teams;
  • Liaise with the Invoice to Cash function within the Finance SSC to ensure all rebates are captured and processed accurately. 

Stakeholder Relationships 

  • Support the Finance BP;
  • Act as the interface between the business and the CoE/ SSC;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to drive strong interactions and engagements across the finance operating model;
  • Ensure the engagement with relevant internal and external stakeholders within TFG.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive in approach and thinking
  • Good team player willing with work across divisional boundaries

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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