Senior Accountant (Financial Analyst)

Finance Cape Town, South Africa


Position at Autocar, LLC



 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.