Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 4 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 30 March 2022
Job reference no: 756602863

Job Description

 A great opportunity in the pharmaceutical industry. Join their team as a Management Accountant. 

Duties include:

Support the Finance Manager and Finance team to assume full responsibility for the full management accounting function.

The management accountant role will be to undertake daily, monthly, quarterly, administrative tasks to ensure the functionality and coordination of the department’s activities to ensure meeting all deadlines.


Management reporting:

  • Responsible for back flushing raw components within Syspro for MSA
  • Update standard costs in the bill of materials within Syspro for MSA
  • Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies - MSA and AJN
  • Setup and help manage the Inventory module for cost modification
  • Validate the cost of goods sold as part of the month-end closure
  • Assisting in month-end close of the General Ledger for - MSA and AJN
  • Review of monthly General Ledger Reconciliation file before final review by the Financial Manager
  • Run general ledger expense accounts in preparation for year-end audit
  • Developing and managing financial systems/policies
  • Assist in managing queries related to the monthly financial results from internal parties
  • Preparation and submission of monthly VAT returns
  • Monthly fixed asset register maintenance of MSA and AJN in Syspro
  • Overseeing accounting year end processes to meet year-end deadlines
  • Prepare annual financial statements in accordance with IFRS for year-end
  • Assist the Financial Manager to prepare and review annual budget requirement
  • Input of budget file into reporting tool for the year ahead
  • Providing insightful financial info for the purpose of decision-making for the business

Financial analysis

  • Applies principles of accounting to analyse financial information and prepare financial reports
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analysing and summarising account information and trends
  • Conducts monthly, quarterly, ratio and trend analysis
  • Prepares cash flow forecast models
  • Review of Internal COGS for distribution and preparation of GP% analysis, variances investigations and graphs compilation monthly
  • Assist with and/or lead strategic projects in line with business requirements


  • Relevant Finance qualification in an Accounting / Finance field; or equivalence of having fulfilled a similar role for at least 2-3 years in a deadline driven environment


  • Advanced computer literacy (Advanced knowledge of MS Excel is essential)
  • Experience namely Syspro, Accpac , Pastel
  • The ability to exercise ethical responsibility and accountability and the capacity to function with minimal supervision as part of a team
  • Experience in the preparation and finalisation of accounts in accordance with current South African regulations
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Deadline-orientated
  • Plenty of initiative and high levels of integrity
  • Not afraid to be hands-on to get things done
  • Be prepared to work extended hours where necessary


  • Leverages working relationships with customers and colleagues to build strong connections, cooperation and collaboration
  • Able to use sound judgment and integrity to make clear, transparent decisions regarding complex and/or sensitive issues or materials
  • Makes independent, critical decisions based on relevant information in collaboration with others
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise highly sensitive and complex data to generate potential solutions
  • Build effective teams across departments and levels, inside and outside own department
  • Creating a culture of accountability

The company reserves the right to adjust or modify the scope and / or level of the job based on applicant supply, operational requirements and/or prevailing market conditions.

Please take note this is an EE position.