Senior Financial Manager

Senior Financial Manager

Job Title: Senior Financial Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Reference: JN -112019-18982
Contact Name: Pierre Du Plessis
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 24, 2020 10:53

Job Description

As the Senior Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for helping to manage the global accounting function and continually improving procedures, processes and systems. Working closely with key stakeholders across the company, you will play an integral role in supporting our growth as we continue to scale globally.


You will:

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close: review journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations; investigate accounts and provide flux analysis; oversee consolidation and preparation of monthly accounting close pack; partner with FP&A to provide financial and analytical support to operating leaders
  •  Provide technical and operational accounting guidance: prepare technical accounting memos, desktop procedures, and accounting policies, incorporating accounting best practices, to provide guidance and clarity to the organization; ensure compliance with accounting standards under U.S. GAAP; work with auditors to drive timely close of annual audit and maintain an effective control environment
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy: partner with FP&A to improve system and processes for internal and external reporting
  • Identify, monitor, and act upon KPI reporting to measure success and drive continuous improvement


Does this sound like you: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; CPA and strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP required
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting at a global SaaS company
  • An independent, self-motivated individual who works well under pressure with a positive, service-oriented attitude
  • Self-starter with a great work ethic and an analytical thinker with superior problem solving and decision-making skills, possessing the initiative to create presentations and analysis from scratch to answer questions posed and look into the details and interpret the impact of key business drivers
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized with prior experience having gathered, structured, monitored, and validated data to ensure data integrity and detailed documentation; has developed a habit of checking the accuracy of data and analysis several times over before submitting for review
  • Significant expertise in auditable financial modeling and setting up automated processes to increase the effectiveness of the team and minimize room for error
  • Excellent multi-tasker who is always “on it” with stellar time and project management skills; understands the importance of planning in advance to meet deadlines that include multiple review points and iterations
  • Strong communicator, both written & verbal; reliable and responsive to email and phone communications
  • Highest level of integrity and good judgment, with the ability to effectively deal with highly sensitive, confidential information
  • Proficient with Intacct, NetSuite or other ERP system; Salesforce expertise is a plus
  • Proficient in Excel



  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund 
  • Unlimited leave
  • Flexi-time
  • Phenomenal coffee & cereal
  • Free lunch on Thursdays
  • Casual work environment
  • Games room
  • Yummy snacks every Friday
  • Free parking
  • Development & training



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