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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • KPMG is the authoritative voice in Africa - unmatched in our ability to provide excellent service to our global, regional and local clients. KPMG in Africa's footprint ensures our forward-thinking, skilled professionals understand the complexities of doing business on this continent. Our deep expertise on Africa’s contrasts and opportunities and long-s...
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    Reporting Financial Accountant

    Purpose of position:

    The Reporting Accountant role is to assist with financial reporting to business functions and client project query resolutions. This includes identifying solutions for problems relating to Finance responsibilities, management accounting and information. Assisting with all processes related to management accounting and reporting.

    Key accountabilities:

    • The provision of sound financial information and comprehensive reporting for offices, functions and business units to support their business decision making processes.
    • Ensure compliance with local legislation, KPMG global policies and KPMG SA policies and processes.
    • Assist with project opening and attending to queries regarding practice management processes.
    • Lockup – assist with the review of work in progress reports and debtor balances.
    • Prepare invoices for business unit under review.
    • Compile reconciliations, follow-up where required on reconciliations and ensure reconciled items are appropriately cleared timeously.
    • Prepare journal entries.
    • Budgets and forecasts – assist with planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
    • Other ad hoc requirements as requested by the Senior Finance Business Manager, finance business partners and management within the Finance function.

    Person specification:

    Working within a team, this position requires a team-player who is approachable, taking a positive, co-operative, “can do” approach to quickly, efficiently and objectively resolve problems, follow up enquiries, and respond in a positive and timely manner.


    • B Com or equivalent tertiary qualification.
    • Accounting experience minimum 5 years.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word.
    • Oracle knowledge desirable.
    • Experience in a professional services firm.

    Personal Attributes

    • The ability to build collaborative relationship with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity.
    • High level of personal commitment to, and responsibility for, the role & deliverables.
    • Ability to work to deadlines and perform well under pressure, being well organised, focused, self-motivated and proactive, with a high level of attention to detail.
    • Strong organisation skills, a self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a common sense approach to problem solving.
    • Team player, self-aware and patient.
    • The ability to work unsupervised.
    • Focus on continuous improvement within the finance function while advancing an ethical environment.
    • Ability to wear both the business hat and the finance hat and manage conflict openly, transparently and professionally.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to KPMG South Africa on to apply

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