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In the role of Financial Services Accountant your portfolio leverages your specialised tactical knowledge of the Financial Services activities across business entities as a key success factor in providing support to a variety of financial, operational and project scenarios. The team will look to you for accurate financial execution, process refinements and general financial input and support in a FinOps context.

You will work closely with a cross-functional team of technical and business stakeholders who participate in matrix structured projects, facilitating, cocreating and implementing sustainable Financial Services solutions. The scope of the role is both SA and NONRSA.


Job Objectives

  • Provide support and actively participate in all Financial Services projects and operational support related activities including but not limited to: account reconciliations and resolution of instore financial services transactional activities, finops guidance and general project support.



  • Ensure the accurate and timeous delivery of management report inputs. Prepare daily, weekly and monthly financial transactional information as required and ensure compliant data storage and accessibility for future reference: reporting, customer request, audit etc
  • Maintain relationships with the various Financial Service business partners and other stakeholders (divisions, store managers etc).
  • Prepare communication and provide support to store management regarding various instore queries and controls and provide them with the necessary guidance to ensure a smooth instore transactional experience.
  • Work closely with the audit function to ensure that all risks and related areas of reconciliations are identified for audit purposes at an instore, Divisional and Head Office level. Communicate with, participate in and support all audit activities and closing of findings etc.
  • Synthesize and communicate project and business issues on an ongoing basis, support the team with the group’s awareness of major business and Financial Services issues, and help to prevent escalations, where possible.
  • Actively share insights and information with relevant stakeholders
  • Act as a financial services knowledge resource for functional teams and provide knowledge transfer to team members as necessary.



  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA))



  • 1-3 years relevant experience in the Financial Services industry: operational process level instore transactional activities and account reconciliations at a group level with IFRS, Tax and VAT knowledge



Knowledge and Skills

  • Exposure to and an understanding of Corporate, Retail, and/or Customer interfacing environment in a similar role
  • Solid Advanced Excel
  • Accounting package exposure (like SAP, Pastel etc.)
  • Exposure to SAP,  Google applications (Gmail, sheets, docs etc.)



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