Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Location: Camps Bay, Cape Town
Salary: Market Related salary plus pension and medical aid contributions

About the Role:
An exciting opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and experienced Financial Controller reporting to the Group Financial Manager.

Relevant Accounting qualification (e.g.: B.Com / B.Tech / ND Accounting)
3-5 years’ relevant experience in a Tour Operator / Hospitality environment.
Deadline driven and the ability to produce accurate management accounts on a monthly basis
Highly computer literate; proficient in Microsoft Excel
Experience with Opera and Tour Plan (or similar tour operator system) system advantageous
Comfortable working in a newly formed company & implementing new systems, procedures and internal controls

Overall responsibility for the full accounting function
Production of the monthly management accounts pack, including full Balance Sheet and inter-company accounts.
Full variance analyses between actual and budgeted figures to be provided.
Provide support to the Group Financial Manager and to be an integral member of the group’s Finance team.
Reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts monthly.
All discrepancies or queries are to be investigated and followed up until resolution.
Preparation and collation of annual budget for the company.
Overseeing the financial year end audit process and compilation of audit files as requested by the external auditors
Processing of all monthly journals in the Tour Plan accounting system e.g.: payroll, credit cards etc.
Preparation of monthly cash flow forecasts
Capturing of all supplier invoices into the Tour Plan accounting system, including preparation of full creditors reconciliation and paying suppliers
Preparation and reconciliation of all monthly statutory SARS returns, viz: VAT, PAYE etc
Checking and verifying of all weekly and monthly payments on the online banking platform
Work closely with Reservations team to ensure that all debtors queries are followed up and resolved and that the debtors age analysis is maintained within set credit limits, with no overdue amounts.
Vetting of all new supplier and debtors accounts.
Design, implement & monitor new systems and finance internal controls for the newly created company
Keep adequate records of all contracts, including filing thereof.
Ensure all expenditure is properly approved
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all external service providers, clients and colleagues
Maintenance of Fixed Asset registers
Ad-hoc projects and duties from time to time as requested by the Group Financial Manager