Apex Group

Senior Accountant

Apex Group
Cape Town, South Africa
Competitive salary
12 Jun 2024
12 Jul 2024
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Role Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Department: Finance

Employment Type: Full - time

The Role & Key Responsibilities :

Due to the continued expansion of Apex Group , one of the Luxembourg-based F inance department s is actively seeking to hire a n Accountant to join the team. The A ccountant will be based in Cape Town and work together with the Luxembourg Finance team to look after a number of entities within the G roup . The Accountant will report to the Head of Finance.

The responsibilities for this role are the following:
  • General Accounting: Accruals, prepayments, fixed assets registers maintenance, bank reconciliation, accounts payable and accounts receivable .
  • Preparation of periodic VAT and Tax returns
  • Support with Audit queries and help coordinating the overall Audit process.
  • Actively participate to month-end closing processes.
  • Prepare daily KPIs such as intra-day cash positions, Assets Under Management and regulatory capital requirements.
  • Reconcile cash transactions and report/investigate any doubtful item .
  • Maintain and improve the internal database by entering, verifying, and backing up data.
  • Increase productivity by participating to the development of automated accounting applications and coordinating information requirements.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Work with the Finance team in Luxembourg to produce the annual business plan and manage the monthly process for updating the forecast.
  • Produce financial/business KPIs and requisite reports to provide a clear view of the companys and individual teams performances.
  • Constantly improve and enhance skills by participating to courses, classes or trainings and show willingness to learn.

Skills Required :
  • A University degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent
  • Holder of, or working towards a professional accounting qualification: CA, ACCA, CPA etc. (Preferred, but not required) .
  • Minimum of 2 years experience within a Finance department or in a similar role.
  • Fluent in English (Written and spoken); Any other internationally spoken language is a plus (French or German in particular).
  • Proven exposure or interest in the Funds industry and related financial activities
  • Able to meet tight deadlines in a complex environment .
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel (Formulas, formatting, pivot tables) with the willingness to learn .
  • High professional standards and able to evolve in a young, dynamic and multi-cultural environment .

What you will get in return:
  • A competitive compensation package .
  • The possibility to be sponsored by the company for relevant trainings, education or professional qualifications .
  • Exposure to an internationally oriented work environment .
  • Possibility to grow rapidly within the team and/or within the organization .
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly.

Additional information :

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability . Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit https://theapexgroup.com/csr-policy/

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