Assistant Financial Controller (Contract)

Job Description

Heritage Hospitality Recruitment are currently looking for an Assistant Financial Controller for a 5 star hotel in Cape Town's city bowl. Please note this is a 6 month contract from 1 April until 30 September 2020.Responsibilities Assist the Financial Controller in preparation of the balance sheet and the profit & loss statements for the hotel as well as preparation of the group’s annual financial statements within the required deadlines per GAAP/IFRS and to ensure strict financial discipline in the unit and facilitating the achievement of the desired financial results.Facilitate learning and development for all the team members of the department.Performance Appraisal/ Management of the staff in the department.To ensure the adherence of external and internal standard accounting procedures in all the accounting operations.Reviewing of daily revenue interfacing.Monitoring of staff time sheets and submission thereof to Human Resources on a daily and monthly basis.Hold monthly meetings and review status of paymasters with other departments to ensure aging of debt stays low.Assist with monthly results explanations as well as providing of information.Assisting with external and internal audit queries.Assist the Financial Controller in ensuring all financial activities, maintenance of accounts, compliance with statutory requirements & the management of cash flow.Assist the Financial Controller in budgetary control to ensure desired financial performance with emphasis on profit maximization through revenue enhancement and strict expenditure controls.Compile detailed balance sheet reconciliations.Preparation of the monthly VAT201 form as well as the monitoring of the VAT payable balance.Assist the Financial Controller with maintaining the asset register on a monthly basis.

Responsibilities + Skills

Experience in managing a team.An ability to communicate with all levels of staff and service providers.VAT knowledge advantageous.Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritize.


A degree or diploma in accounting from a recognised tertiary educational institution.Practical knowledge of general hotel operations and a good knowledge base of accounting.


A minimum a 4 years experience working as an assistant to the financial controller or in a similar role.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Thursday, 5th March 2020
  • Designation: Assistant Financial Controller (Contract)
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
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  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 5th March 2020

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