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  • Posted: Aug 13, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • dhk has a firmly established reputation as a design led multi-disciplinary company which incorporates architecture, urban design and interior design. More than 130 people contribute to the success of the company across these three disciplines making dhk one of the largest architectural practices in the country. dhk’s integrated approach to design in...
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    Project Accountant


    dhk is looking for a Project Accountant to join the Finance department in our busy Cape Town studio. If you’re motivated and ambitious, with an innovative approach and a keen eye for detail, get in touch with us.

    Our strong and dynamic team is the foundation of our success. We are always looking for ambitious and talented individuals to join us working on significant new projects locally and internationally. As one of the largest design practices in Africa, dhk works across a range of disciplines and scales. With a steadfast commitment to design excellence, our team is incredibly curious, passionate and research-orientated. We are a harmonious, happy studio and operate in an environment that ensures our best talent can thrive.


    1. Project Accounting

    • Take on the role of champion for the project financial management system (Fresh Projects) within the organization

    • Customising the project management system to suit business needs and developing financial reporting from the system in collaboration with the system software developers in order to streamline financial systems and processes

    • Assist Team Leaders in preparing project plans

    • Maintaining and monitoring project plans to drive project profitability

    • Maintain and update project statuses

    • Load new projects

    • Maintain client Masterfile details in the system

    • Monitoring actual vs projected cost rates

    • Uploading disbursement expenditure into the system on a monthly basis

    • Ensuring timesheets are timeously approved and submitted by Team Leaders

    • Preparing for the monthly Projects Financial meeting and leading the reporting to the management team during the meeting

    • Preparation of invoices in the system.

    • Follow up on outstanding debtors

    • Prepare project recons (actual invoiced to date vs income received to date)

    2. Assisting the Head of Finance with financial tasks and reporting as required.


    Skills and Experience:

    • B. Com /National Diploma/ Management Accounting qualification.

    • CIMA qualification or equivalent will be advantageous.

    • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience.

    • Previous experience in a project accounting environment

    • Experience using a project financial management system will be an advantage.

    • A strong understanding of business and finance principles.

    • Experience using Xero Accounting would be preferable.

    • Proficiency in using MS Office, with advanced MS Excel skills and knowledge of pivot tables (formulas, and strong input data, output reporting financial modelling, and interests in macros, VBA, etc)

    • Ability to prepare, analyse and interpret management reports and financial statements.

    • Ability to pay critical attention to detail and work efficiently and precisely.

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to work accurately to meet tight reporting deadlines.

    • Excellent communication skills, ability to work effectively within a team and ability to liaise confidently with all levels within the business.


    Upon successful completion of probationary period, permanent employees are eligible for membership of our Provident Fund.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to dhk architects on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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