Africa and Middle East / South Africa / GP / Johannesburg /

Finance & Corporate Development

#: 743999739788064 / REF3159G

Mid-Senior Level

Full-Time

Job Description

Purpose

Support all aspects of tax and statutory accounting and compliance in the local market.
Assist with the coordination of activities between Operational Controlling, Revenue
Controlling and Business Finance. Perform local tax, statutory accounting and audit
activities specific to the respective market. Support the local core finance processes.

Responsibilities (key activities and decisions for which role is responsible)
● Assist with the maintenance of local statutory accounts and ensure ongoing compliance
to local regulation for the local legal entities
● Assist in the statutory and tax accounting and audit processes and act as the single
point of contact for external auditors and/or tax and statutory authorities or
consultants in consultation with operations controller.
● Support compliance with all relevant global, regional or local policies, procedures and
guidelines
● Support change locally with regard to standardization and simplification initiatives as
governed by the Global or Regional COE core teams or by Finance leadership
● Assist in producing monthly closing dashboard, and quarterly and year-end reporting
packs in accordance with corporate requirements for the local market
● Support Operational Controller to maintain internal controls and SOX documentation
and ensure effective control environment through active coordination with the Group
Controller and the Global and Regional COE core teams
● Support the Operational Controller during local internal audit and compliance review
assignments, including any SOX or distributed audits

What does Success mean for this role?

A successful compliance associate will achieve a balanced coordination of all core and
continuous finance activities between the local environment and the Global and Regional
organization. S/he will have met all compliance metrics and ensured solid controls are in
place and functioning for current and future compliant status of entity.

Education &Training (preferred or required degrees, academic and/or professional training, or certification)
● Degree in Tax, Finance or Accounting preferred
● Chartered accountant South Africa preferred
● Local or international Accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, ACMA, or other) preferred
● Fluency in English and local language mandatory;
Experience (preferred or required technical, functional and/or leadership experience)
● External audit or public accounting experience preferred
● Knowledge and experience with local statutory requirements and statutory audits
(Local GAAP, statutory financial statements, tax calculations, VAT returns) preferred
● Relevant professional experience in accounting or financial controlling
● Knowledge and experience with US-GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) preferred
● Experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP) preferred
● IT-PC literate (Google for Work, Microsoft Office)
● Strong communication skills, team player, leadership traits
Know-How (expectation of functional and operational know-how, leadership skills, language and mobility)
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Qualifications

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