Job title: Lead Accountant
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Muizenberg, Cape Town
Job published: 2022-06-15
Job ID: 34207
Contact name: Pam Wilkinson
Phone number: +27769397219
Contact email:

Job Description

Lead Accountant

Our client, a retail company based in Cape Town is looking for an accountant with strong leadership and management skills to lead a financial team of 6+ bookkeepers, senior bookkeepers and administrators. The accounting department is responsible for the accounting function of one-hundred retail outlets in South Africa and will therefore require a strong candidate who can not only lead but improve the efficiency of the department. This will be an in-office position based in Cape Town.


  • Responsible for accurate and timeous production of monthly management accounts, ensuring that the monthly reporting is properly planned and executed, and all queries are addressed.
  • Supervision of the senior bookkeeper, bookkeepers, recon administrator, and VAT administrator.
  • Administration of the storesSARS E-filing profile for VAT and PAYE.
  • Preparation and submission of IT14SDs.
  • Oversee payroll administration.
  • Oversee submissions and payment of VAT and PAYE submissions.
  • Assist in the handling of VAT reviews/audits.
  • Prepare regulatory reports as requested NCR and Stats SA.
  • The submission of CIPC annual returns.
  • Managing different stakeholders who engage with the Accounting Department.
  • Manage and maintain the fixed asset registers for all the stores.
  • Provide support on the Independent Review for the Auditors.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. Completed articles will be advantageous
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience in a managerial role.
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Experience with Sage Accounting

Remuneration: 55k negotiable (CTC).