Senior Group Accountant CA (SA)

AVI Limited
Illovo, South Africa
Competitive salary
22 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Job role
Group accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Company Profile
AVI LIMITED is home to many of South Africa's leading and best-loved brands! Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and centred on the FMCG market, AVI's extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands. Our brands span a range of categories including hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, out-of-home ranges, personal care products, cosmetics, footwear, accessories, and fashion apparel. We have a well-developed Shared Services structure spanning: International, IT, Finance, Logistics, Marketing, Procurement and Field Marketing, that allows us to take advantage of our scale. Our single-minded purpose is our brands' growth and development.Duties and ResponsibilitiesAn exciting opportunity exists for a SENIOR GROUP ACCOUNTANT at AVI LIMITED, Illovo, Johannesburg. The objective of this role is to provide consistent, high-quality management information to the AVI Group CEO and CFO, the AVI Board and investor community.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: AVI Group Reporting Manager


Consolidation of the Group preliminary results on a monthly basis
Consolidation of the Group budget and forecast on an annual and quarterly basis
Coordinate and run AVI's management information processes, including monthly and quarterly reporting cycles covering actual, forecast and budgeted results, and consolidating and analysing this information as part of each reporting cycle
Assist with the preparation of quarterly reporting to the Board
Assist with the preparation of the analyst presentation for the AVI interim and year-end results release
Preparation of corporate accounting entries, including PRMA and share scheme accounting
Manage the bi-annual process of assessing the Group's investments and intangible assets for impairment
Dealing with numerous ad hoc information and analysis queries
Assistance with the financial review of the AVI share scheme entities
Assistance with various AVI Group finance projects
Business owner of the AVI Group Essbase reporting toolCompetenciesThinking Analytically
Documenting Facts
Interpreting Data
Meeting Deadlines
Attention to Detail
Minimising Risk
Keeping Commitments
Taking InitiativeExperience RequiredCompleted articles, preferably at one of the Top 4 (Four) Audit Firms
Post articles experience which includes consolidation of group results an advantage.
Experience in running a budget and forecast process
Previous experience on Essbase or related reporting platform would be an advantageMinimum Qualifications RequiredQualified CA (SA)Knowledge RequiredKnowledge of operational finance and management accounting principles
Strong technical reporting ability with up-to-date knowledge of international financial reporting standards
Proven commercial and business acumen is essential in order to compile reports at a high standard as required by the AVI Board and investor community
Advanced Excel