Senior Specialist Accounting at Multichoice

  • Accounting Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 1 year ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 1 year
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

Controls, Governance & Policies

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of system of robust controls, procedures and policies
  • Responsible for monitoring compliance to accounting policies
  • Consider recommendations to update accounting policies and revising where applicable
  • Support the Finance Shared Services Innovation team in governance initiatives
  • Ensure compliance to policies, internal control and external audit
  • Internal audit: Actively monitor close out of findings, ensuring no overdue items
  • General Ledger Reconciliations: Work with other FSS functions to improve quality, including a policy, risk matrix, quality assurance and reporting on balance sheet stats
  • Ensure that all GL accounts have been allocated to correct owners
  • Assist in improvement and development of processes and systems for accounting purposes
  • Assist in implementing and driving quality standard frameworks and ensure that high levels of quality accounting are maintained, including alignment with global best practices
  • Hedge accounting documentation
  • Management of the Balance sheet reconciliation process
  • Quality reviews of balance sheet accounts

Month End Close & Year End Activities

  • Preparation and building of Annual Financial Statements, Interim financial statements and disclosures
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and related disclosures for all companies
  • Involvement in the Pre- and Post-month end close meetings
  • Standardisation of Chart of Accountants and drive correct classification of GL accounts across the business
  • Work with cross functional teams in the shared services and business to ensure compliance, accuracy and efficiency in financial areas
  • Assist in the external and internal audit process
  • Review audit schedules and assist the auditors in their inquiries
  • External audit: Liaison, including audit requirements and follow up
  • Assisting the Central Accounting team with certain month end duties

Accounting Hub Support



  • Ensure the correct treatment of accounting principles according to International Financial Reporting Standards and accounting policies
  • Support the Finance Shared Services team in the application and interpretation of accounting principles
  • Interpret complex accounting issues and translate into practical explanations and applications
  • Implementation of new IFRS standards and interpretations
  • Preparation of IFRS accounting solutions
  • Ensure that all initiatives, new products and services can be properly managed by integrating the commercial requirements with the needs of Finance Shared Services (e.g. accounting, tax, reporting)
  • Analyse concepts to understand all aspects of the impact on operations
  • Produce the supporting documentation for information/training


  • Assist the Manager: Technical, Advisory & Compliance Manager on strategic finance projects as determined by the Head of Finance Shared Services
  • Ad hoc projects that arise on a continuing basis
  • Analysis and financial modelling
  • Finance projects (billing system testing)
  • Attend to business partner queries
  • Manage, improve and develop relationships with internal & external stakeholders
  • Able to run with tasks and be proactive in delivery
  • Consider the impact of solutions on other areas of Finance and the business, as well as the interdependency of units

Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellency through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.

Experience / Skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in a similar role
  • Sound, detailed knowledge and experience in IFRS (including hedge accounting, accounting for FECs, IFRS 9 and IFRS 15) and Taxation rules
  • SAP system experience
  • Hyperion Financial Management
  • Advanced excel skills and financial modelling


  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive and ability to plan ahead
  • Ability to prioritise in order to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressurised situations
  • Ability to think and move quickly in a dynamic fast-moving environment
  • Excellent communication skills- upward, downward and lateral
  • Conflict management
  • Problem solving
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Systematic and analytical
  • Speed and accuracy with figures
  • Stakeholder management

Mode of Application



How to apply: Interested and qualified? Multichoice South Africa 

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