Title Senior Financial Accountant
Salary 90K+
Location Cape Town
Job Information

Senior Financial Accountant


Cape Town, South Africa
The purpose of this role is to manage a team of three junior accountants and support the finance function of our client and its associated businesses.

Principal duties:
• Posting journals related to payroll and expense claims
• Reviewing disbursement postings and expenses incurred
• Reviewing receipt bookings
• Posting correcting journals after review
• Petty Cash management
• Assisting the lawyers with Elite enquiries relating to invoicing and matters
• Ensure bank accounts are adequately funded by Group
• Client account reconciliation and review
• WIP and Debtors review and reporting
• Fee-earner hours reporting
• Management accounts preparation/review
• Payroll review and sending funding requests
• Calculating and capturing bonus accruals
• Calculating and capturing deferred income
• Sundry Creditors, Sundry Debtors and Accruals reconciliation preparation
• Balance sheet accounts review (mainly Prepayments and Fixed assets)
• FX Clearing accounts review
• Review of all bank reconciliations
• Intercompany accounts confirmations
• Management of the junior accountants
• Suggested improvements to the current internal control processes
• Quarterly Operations Board Finance pack preparation
• Annual financial reporting preparation for entities requiring an audit
• Annual invoicing for CO Services BVI
• Assisting the Head of Finance with the annual budgets


• Strong academic background
• Well versed with desktop programmes including the Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience with foreign exchange transaction
• Previous experience at a law firm
• Previous experience with Elite, our accounting software
• Chartered Accountant (SAIPA qualification will be considered)
• 1-3 years post articles work experience


Jonny Scott-Slater and Karen Palmer

01872 274227

E – talentedlawyers@aol.com