Professional Accountant At Humankind

Reference: HC002804-Carol-2

Job Title: Professional Accountant (SME Division)

Job Type: Permanent

Department: Audit

Number of Positions: 2

Location – Town / City: Cape Town

Location – Province: Western Cape

Location – Country: South Africa

Minimum Education Level: Bachelors Degree

Job Category: Accounting

Job Advert Summary:

We are seeking a Professional Accountant to join our Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) division on a permanent basis starting from either 1 February 2024 or 1 March 2024. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their SAICA/AGA/SAIPA articles, demonstrating confidence, a commitment to high standards, and effective client relationship management.

We highly value collaboration and teamwork, fostering a dynamic and supportive environment where individual contributions are acknowledged. Our SME division serves a diverse client base with varying needs, offering tangible opportunities for learning and development.

Duties & Responsibilities

Minimum Requirements

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Post-article experience in an audit practice is advantageous.
  • Thorough knowledge of IFRS for SMEs and Accounting Standards.
  • Working knowledge of CaseWare.
  • Proficiency in various accounting software packages and Microsoft Office.
  • Good understanding of the Companies and Income Tax Acts.

Educational Qualifications:

  • BCom, B.Acc, or Honours degree (accounting or financial accounting).
  • Completed or qualified SAICA/AGA/SAIPA training contract.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Passion for developing client relationships.
  • Problem-solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple engagements.

In line with our Cape Town Employment Equity plan, preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented designated groups who meet the stipulated requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Purpose of Position: This full-time role in the SME division involves executing Independent Review and Compilation engagements for our fast-growing and diverse client base. Day-to-day activities include coordinating with clients to ensure timely completion of engagements, statutory and tax compliance, and providing value-added advice.

Position Overview:

  • Drafting financial statements in accordance with IFRS for SMEs.
  • Execution of Independent Review engagements in accordance with ISRE 2400.
  • Execution of Compilation engagements in accordance with ISRS 4410.
  • Preparation and calculation of taxation for Companies and Trusts.

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