Senior Accountant (Financial Analyst)

Finance Cape Town, South Africa




 Do you want to be our next Senior Accountant (Financial Analyst) 

We seek an exceptional Accounting Professional with a unique blend of passion for financial analysis and operational accounting within a manufacturing setting. We desire an individual who is energized by the fusion of data, automation, and efficiency, coupled with a commitment to best accounting practices. 

In this pivotal role, you will be entrusted with key financial analysis tasks and will play a vital role in managing the day-to-day operations of the company's accounting function, encompassing systems, policies, and practices. 


Initially based in our Cape Town office, this role offers a compelling opportunity to join a global organization with international career prospects to work in the United States. 



  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in finance/general accounting, with some supervisory responsibilities.
  • Essential experience in working within a Manufacturing and or Engineering environment.
  • Honours or Postgraduate Degree in Accounting/Finance and or related field is required.
  • CA(SA) or CIMA Accredited.
  • Specific knowledge of the Truck or Automotive industry is highly advantageous.
  • Understanding of inventory management and standard cost practices is desirable.



  • Proficiency in understanding complex manufacturing and engineering processes.
  • Capability to analyze financial results and competitive business models.
  • Embed an initiative to drive process change through comprehensive analysis and teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently.



The successful candidate will: 

  • Be hands-on, detail-oriented, and exhibit a passion for accuracy.
  • Possess a restless curiosity.
  • Demonstrate unquestioned integrity.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills.
  • Be effective in time management.



  • Focus on the following core responsibilities: accounting/reporting, costing, analytics, and process improvement/automation.
  • Analyze and interpret market, industry, and business trends requiring management's attention. Conduct financial statement analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Prepare and present clear and informative financial and management reports, including internal and external variance analysis, maintenance of fiscal records, and statistical reports.
  • Proactively engage with various departments to provide information essential for decision-making processes, improve profitability, and uphold proper accounting procedures.
  • Oversee general ledger accounting, month-end close, preparation and consolidation of financial statements, account reconciliations, fixed assets, and the establishment and maintenance of internal controls and policies.
  • Quickly learn and document current accounting processes.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and present evaluations and recommendations to management.
  • Assist with all external audit activities with banks and tax auditors, including planning, preparation, data gathering, and on-site management.
  • Assist in daily banking operations, including completing bank reporting.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with other projects upon request from management.