Lead Operational Accountant

  • Permanent Senior EE position

  • Cape Town CBD, Western Cape

  • Market Related cost to company

  • Job 2228490 | Ref AF_0625_4407

  • Posted 25 Jun 2018 by Afrizan Personnel

About the Position

Support the management of policies and controls, manage complex and escalated issues across Record to Report services, perform in-depth troubleshooting and to support operations delivery, quality management and control as Lead Operational Accountant at a leading renewable gas and energy service provider.

  • Perform Analytical Review Procedures (ARP’s) for Income Statement and Balance Sheet month on month, quarter on quarter and year on year movements, for monthly clearance meetings, statutory audit and Quarterly Analytical Review submission
  • Analyse monthly actual results and explains and validates month and YTD business performance, providing first level insights in a clear and timely manner for Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Working Capital
  • Consolidate inputs from Business for results clearance, Governance Forums for Non-Fuel Income, etc
  • Explain performance for the (Statutory) Board Report Packs / submissions on a quarterly basis (e.g. results commentary)
  • Support the Monthly, Quarterly and Year-end reporting processes, including AFS Disclosure requirements e.g. Related Party transactions, Receivables Ageing etc
  • Ensure that the Group reporting manual is properly applied for accounts owned by Operational Accounting and that all accounting judgments are consulted, evidenced, documented and approved within Accounting Policy requirements and Delegations of Authority
  • Liaise with local Accounting Policy team on interpretation and application of IFRS and Group Accounting Policy relating to new and / or non-standard business transactions
  • Support and provide inputs for the Due Diligence process for SA Fuels. (eg. Ratex provisions)
  • Support the Risk Management process, and ensures appropriate mitigations are in place
  • Own and manage compliance with all relevant Group Accounting, Reporting and Control Policies (eg. BSI policy, etc...)
  • Responsible for Business Process Mapping and ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) are in place for area of accountability
  • People management processes-performance management and appraisal / assessment, talent analysis, succession planning, people development, recruitment, etc
  • Coach direct report to build capability and develop competencies
  • Drive effective business partnering through building strong relationships and influencing people in the organisation
  • Foster an environment where accounting matters can be easily raised and discussed
  • Develop backfill and cover for the Operational Accounting team to enhance business continuity
  • Lead on Global Business Process mapping, which will support the Services Delivery Manager in the standardisation, automation and improvement of processes and reporting systems across the business
  • Assist with projects and requests to support value-add to the Operational Accounting business and GBS shared-service centre

About The Employer

  • B.Com (Accounting) degree or equivalent finance qualification as a minimum
  • Part or full professional accounting qualification ( e.g, CA/CIMA/ACCA/ Honours Degree) strongly advantageous
  • 3-5 years of experience in an Accounting / Auditing environment preferably in the oil industry
  • Experience in managing and leading teams, setting clear direction, priorities and boundaries, managing performance and holding team to account
  • Track record of supporting and applying principles of Continuous Improvement in a current or prior business/professional role (standardisation, simplification and reducing complexity)
  • Financial transaction recording
  • Accounts Analysis and Balance Sheet Reconciliation experience is critical
  • Group Reporting experience advantageous
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word

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