Financial Accountant

Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client for a Financial Accountant for their branch based in Bryanston
The position reports into the Management Executive who is the Finance Head for said property. Candidate should have experience in preparing month end journals, sufficient knowledge of F&B stocks & COS, & be able to prepare a management set of accounts for presentation to management.

  • ACCPAC & VIP are a basic requirement.
  • Candidate should be able to work unsupervised, have strong work ethic & have a finer attention to details.
  • Position is live out as based at HO in Bryanston.
  • MUST be able to travel to properties when required. Company will cover travel expenses.
  • Salary: R15000 CTC, which includes costs of medical aid & provident fund – semi negotiable within reason. Candidates should be advised that as COVID has decimated our industry all our staff remain on short pay
principles for 2021.
  • Valid RSA ID is required.
  • Proven track record & experience is a MUST – anyone with no finance hospitality background will be immediately disregarded.
  • Candidate MUST have been the senior finance compiling the actual management accounts pack itself – no assistants/controllers please where they have had no exposure or involvement in month end
  • NOTE: Company Retirement Age is 60.
  • All & Any previous CV’s submitted will be disregarded.
  • Office hours are 08h30 to 17h00 Monday to Friday – not negotiable.

Assist in the development and maintenance of financial controls over all aspects of the unit’s business.
  • Together with Finance Managers, Operations Managers and General Managers, assist in compilation of budgets,
development of programmes, schedules and objectives which will enable the efficient and most profitable running of the hotels.
  • Understand and interpret the financial accounts on a monthly basis of each property and to report back to the Group Chief Executive Officer on any anomalies.
  • Be responsible for the year-end audit of the properties.
  • Prepare monthly financial packs and present this to the Finance Manager.
  • Prepare the weekly financial reports and present this to the Financial Manager.
  • Compile variance report on all overspends on budgets.
  • Compile monthly financial report and highlight variances,
discrepancies and/or changes in policy or strategy.
  • Ensure that all financial manuals and checklists are adhered to.
  • Write additional policies and procedures, as required, for the approval of the Chief Executive Officer prior to implementation.
  • Ensure all unit admin staff know what results are expected of them.
  • Improve the skills level of all accounting staff.
  • Promote job satisfaction.
  • Oversee training and development within the unit’s accounting departments.
  • Personnel Function:
o Maintenance of Personnel Files, Contracts, Leave
Schedules, Medical Aid, Provident Fund, etc.
o Procedures Updates
o Payroll
o Compliance to any relevant statutory requirements
o Conduct audits of all documentation in employee files
As the Financial Accountant, your previous experience includes, but is not limited to supervising a finance team, where as a selfdriven individual you require very little financial supervision.
You should be commercially astute with strong leadership qualities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially with Good to Advanced Excel Skills
  • Proficient in ACCPAC
  • Proficient in VIP Payroll
  • Good working knowledge / understanding of Hospitality PMS
system –OPERA & Materials Control would be a plus
LEVEL Junior Management
  • Applicants must have at least 2-4 years’ experience in a related field with a solid track record working as a Financial Accountant / Manager within the Hospitality Industry.
  • Matric is a minimum requirement, but a further qualification is a bonus.
  • Valid RSA ID
SALARY The package is COST to COMPANY & includes a mandatory 5% deduction toward the company’s provident fund. Medical Aid is available as part of the CTC package. To apply email

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    Gauteng, South Africa
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