Accounting Manager at Smilers Selection

This challenging opportunity within the dynamic environment of an established firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors entails the management of a team of SAIPA trainee accountants, reviewing their work, and engaging with clients. The incumbent will actively participate in advising, mentoring, and leading the accounting team, consisting of 5 to 8 trainee accountants. Positioned at the middle management level, reporting to the Partner/Director, the role requires an applicant of unwavering integrity with excellent communication and leadership skills, ensuring the professional standing of the firm.

Duties & Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be tasked with the following key result areas:

• Performing bookkeeping to trial balance and monthly reconciliation.

• Handling the submission and completion of statutory returns (VAT, PAYE, STC, DWT, and IWT). • Submitting tax returns via E-Filing (IT14 and IT14SD).

• Calculating and submitting Provincial tax returns.

• Conducting PAYE reconciliations via Easy File and E-Filing.

• Preparing financial statements according to IFRS for SME’s – Companies/Close Corporations/Trusts/Individuals.

• Implementing financial controls to minimize business risk.

• Calculating tax liability for Companies/Close Corporations/Trusts/Individuals.

• Reviewing small and medium-sized private companies.

• Managing statements and accounts.

• Conducting various reconciliations (Debtors and Creditors).

• Handling stock/inventory reconciliations.

• Addressing SARS-related queries.

• Preparing fees, budgets, and quotations.

• Reviewing independent review files.

• Managing independent review teams and communicating with clients.

• Achieving team and individual budgets and business performance objectives.

• Formulating professional development and educational plans for junior staff members (Trainees assigned and rotated throughout a year).

• Conducting bi-annual merit evaluations for Trainees.

Desired Experience & Qualification: Inherent job requirements include:

• Strong technical knowledge and skills.

• Good communication and interactive skills – proficiency in Afrikaans as a first language is essential.

• Excellent problem-solving skills.

• Effective time management skills.

• A SAIPA accredited degree.

• Completed SAIPA articles.

A valid driver’s license is a fundamental requirement of the position due to the involvement of travel to clients.

Package & Remuneration:

  • R25,000 to R30,000 CTC.
  • Annual bonus dependent on performance.
  • Access to a hybrid working policy after 3 months of employment: 3 days in the office, 2 days working from home.

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