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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2020
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    Since inception in 1997, CA Financial Appointments has strived to deliver a service referred to by many of our candidates and clients as extraordinary, garnering a successful and reference-able track-record as a specialist financial recruitment agency.

    We operate out of two further specialised divisions within the business – commercia...
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    Retail Accountant

    Retail Accountant 

    Global sports apparel giants, New Balance, have exclusively hired CA Financial Appointments to partner with them as we look to attract their Retail Accountant who will be based at their offices in Claremont, Cape Town.

    Reporting into the Financial Controller, this exciting opportunity exists for a degree qualified finance professional who has strong technical skills as well as strong people partnering skills. This individual should have previous accounting experience, preferably within Retail or FMCG. In this role you will connect with multiple key stakeholders, including the retail outlets across SA, to maintain existing, and develop and implement new reporting tools to support the business.

    As a brand associated with precision, speed and agility, New Balance is looking to identify these traits in their Retail Accountant. This role will report in to the Financial Controller and take responsibility for:

    • Ensuring all reporting is accurate and delivered on time in accordance with the international accounting calendar
    • Delivering accurate Retail and eCommerce forecasts with well thought out assumptions which are efficiently documented and with variances clearly explained

    Full transparency on the key responsibilities follows below:

    General Accounting and Reporting

    • Full management of the Fixed Asset Register in accordance with accounting policies and procedures
    • Assist with the preparation of the South African annual budgets, monthly forecasts and 5 year OGSP plans 

    Retail Accounting & Reporting

    • Monthly processing and reconciliation of Retail Sales and Cost of Sales
    • Monthly update and collation of retail key metrics in the rolling data report
    • Review of retail stock count variances and report to Financial Controller
    • Preparation of the Retail Global report
    • Preparation of Retail GTM report
    • Preparation of Monthly Retail P&L actuals and distribution to management
    • Assist Retail Manager with Monthly Retail P&L updated rolling forecasts and budgets
    • Weekly Gross Margin and Sales Analysis for Retail vs Budget and Forecast
    • Assist with projected financials for store renewals, new store openings and Capital Asset Requisitions (CARs) 

    eCommerce Accounting and Reporting 

    • Monthly eCom P&L actuals and forecasts
    • Weekly eCom dashboard report

    Qualifications & Experience required:

    • A completed BCom accounting degree, CIMA or similar
    • 3-4 years commercial experience

    Individual Attributes:

    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines consistently
    • Highly developed Excel skills (advanced Excel)
    • Intuitive and big picture mentality
    • Ability to establish good working relationships across departments
    • Team player and open to role variations


    Method of Application

    • Please submit your CV through to either Shelley ( or Brendon ( as they are the chosen consultants representing New Balance.

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