Group Management Accountant

Seattle Coffee Co SA

Full-time Employment
Western Cape
Posted 2 years ago

Job Description

Build and maintain structures that facilitate effective and relevant Management / Financial reporting.

This position is based in Muizenberg and reports to the Director of Finance.This is a permanent position.

1.1. Reporting – Development and Process
• Develop and maintain Seattle Coffee Co group Annual Reporting Calendar (ARC)
• Develop and tailor electronic refreshable month end management packs for each division and update for any changes in structures or layout
• Upskill the business ito tailored reports and IDU functionality
• Update changes to IDU structures for each division as needed and maintain on an ongoing basis
• Facilitate monthly, internal reporting meetings in line with ARC
• Coordinate and Perform Overhead Analysis for the group and liaise with FOMs (Financial-operations managers) and divisional heads to gain an understanding of performance
• Understand the Seattle Coffee Co group’s strategy and support decision making through sound financial analysis and reporting
• Improve and enhance reporting processes of the Seattle Coffee Co group

1.2. Month end
• Enforce Month end reporting deadlines with all stakeholders
• Act as Liaison with Holding Company re month end close off
• Issue and maintain month end checklists for all departments and FOM’s
• Develop and maintain processes for collection and import of information from operations into SAGE
• Import financial information from divisions not on SAGE
• Prepare Consolidation journals for Seattle Coffee Co group
• Prepare and manage month end Management Pack for Seattle Coffee Co group / consolidation

• Prepare Quarterly forecasts on I/S, B/S and cashflow for the Seattle Coffee Co group
• Compile annual budget guidelines
• Plan and communicate annual budget timelines to all stakeholders
• Prepare and test IDU for annual budget process, ensuring appropriate access, cost centers and GL accounts
• Train stakeholders on correct use of excel templates, IDU and import functionality
• Assistance with importing and setup of budgets files
• Ensure adherence to deadlines
• Facilitate budget presentation meetings and follow up on actions
• Preparation of certain budget entries
• Consolidation and presentation of Seattle Coffee Co group Budget to Board

• Act as Liaison between Seattle Coffee Co group, Holding Company and auditors
• Manage and coordinate the external audit process from a Seattle Coffee Co group POV
• Plan and prep year end close-off of TBs in conjunction with FOMs and Group Financial Manager
• Prepare technical accounting entries for group:
– Current and Deferred Tax
– IFRS Specific entries
– Provisions
– Assessment of impairments on loans, goodwill and investments
• Certain Disclosure calculations
• Review of AFS
• Drive deadlines to meet sign off dates as per Holding Company timelines
• Responsible for communication of new and amended accounting policies to relevant stakeholders

• Act a Financial-Operational Manager for smaller group entities
• Onboarding of group entities, not on appropriate software and procedures
• Review of month-end balance sheet files to gain holistic view of business finances
• Maintenance of non-standard accounts
• Cashflow planning and authorization of pay runs
• Monthly close off of Income statement
• Monthly reporting
• Co-ordinate annual budgets and forecasts with the business and effectively present the numbers and model to Directors

Skills Required


 Reporting experience essential
 Budgeting, auditing and month end requirements essential
 Sound Knowledge of accounting principles essential;
 Technical IFRS understanding
 1-2 years of experience in financial and management accounting;
 Experience on SAGE 300, IDU or other financial system beneficial;
 Computer literate in MS Word, Excel and Outlook; and
 The incumbent should be Fully conversant in English, must have good time management skills and must have the ability to handle pressure, deal with deadlines and function within a team.

Criteria for the Opportunity


B. Comm (Hons) Management accounting

CIMA qualification

Foreigners with work permits welcome

1-2 years experience

Application Closing Date

16 Oct 2020

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Job CategoryAccounting, Finance, Hospitality and Leisure