Senior Client Accountant

Recruiter
TMF Group
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Salary
Competitive salary plus great benefits
Posted
18 Aug 2022
Closes
18 Sep 2022
Ref
549248
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. Our 9,100 experts and 120 offices in 85 jurisdictions worldwide serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients and family offices, providing the combination of accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration, compliance and entity management services essential to global business success

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the accurate preparation of primary accounting documents, accounting statements and reports required by the client including management accounts (periodic and annual) and roll-forward financial statements (IFRS and UK GAAP)
  • Responsible for ensuring that all reporting deadlines are met for their client allocation and supports the Client Account Manager in achieving this for the wider team
  • Responsible for preparing all compliance related filings (like CBI and tax filings)
  • Reviews accounting entries processed by Trainee and Client Accountants for their allocated portfolio. Assists the CAM on the wider team portfolio when required
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with their allocated clients and internal/external stakeholders. Follow ‘Our Service Promise’ delivery guidelines for relationship management
  • Performs daily work with high complexity (i.e. preparing and reviewing bookkeeping, management accounts, statutory accounts (both standalone and consolidated) under UK GAAP and IFRS, corporation tax returns, VAT returns, etc)
  • Manages the audit process for their allocated clients and supports the wider team in adhering to the overall audit plan
  • Supports the Client Account Manager by ensuring that less complex tasks for their allocated portfolio are appropriately allocated to the more junior team members
  • Assists the Client Account Manager in reviewing the work of junior team members
  • Provides support to junior team members (including on the job training) with complex work/calculations
  • Oversees month-end and year-end close activities, from balance sheet and cash account reconciliations to roll forward financial statement preparation - reviewing all reconciliations and ensuring they are followed-up on
  • Oversees VAT compliance, corporate income tax returns and other filings for their allocated portfolio, and supports the CAM in overseeing the delivery of these tasks across the team portfolio
  • Keeps up to date with changes in local accounting and tax legislation
  • Provide technical support to the team
  • Supports the Client Account Manager in maintaining and maximizing revenues for the team portfolio including the invoicing cycle to ensure all fees, including out of scope work, are billed

Key Requirements

  • Professional qualification (CA/ACCA/ACA)
  • Candidate with at least 1-year PQE
  • Structured finance experience preferable if working on a SPV/SFS portfolio is desirable
  • Resourceful, independent and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and communication skills, with strong ability to plan ahead and organize themselves
  • Analytical structured mind set with ability to follow and build upon existing processes and ensure data is maintained with accuracy and consistency
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word is essential, along with experience of local accounting system
  • Experience in a similar role from an accounting practice background with strong client servicing skills is desirable

What's in it for you?

  • An exciting opportunity in an international company
  • Professional development opportunities as well as extensive individual further training opportunities, supported by our TMF Business Academy
  • A career within an ever evolving market
  • Flat hierarchies with direct contact to management and international exchange

Applications close: 17 Sep 2022 South Africa Standard Time

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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