Finance Manager


    Website Studio Zoo

    Remuneration: negotiable
    Location: Johannesburg, Randburg
    Education level: Degree
    Job level: Senior
    Type: Permanent
    Reference: #FINMAN
    Company: Studio Zoo CC

    Busy TV production company is looking for a financial manager/senior accountant to join our dynamic, award-winning team, starting immediately.

    General requirements:

    Grade 12
    Diploma /Degree in accounting
    Eight-10 years’ experience in full Financial function (Debtors, Creditors, Cash book, invoicing, VAT, PAYE, Reconciliations, Payroll, Management accounts, preparation for Audit, Liaising with SARS);
    One year of experience in HR administration
    Three to five year’s managerial experience;
    Experience in CHASE is preferable;
    Computer literacy (Excel, Google Docs);
    Proficient in accounting software and Payroll software (Pastel).
    Personal attributesExcellent communication skills (verbal and written)
    Adaptable to change
    Ability to function and work under pressure/resilience
    Strong problem-solving ability/solution orientated
    An energetic and highly motivated self-starter
    Planning, organising and coordination abilities
    Well presented
    Strong interpersonal skills
    Team player
    Specific requirements

    Invoicing and debtors:
    Reviewing bi-weekly spreadsheet of CEs with outstanding POs;
    Reviewing Monday file bi-weekly with spreadsheet as per point 1 above and sending a follow up with Clients;
    Reviewing monthly debtors statements and sending it to clients;
    Ensuring that Accounts Assistant is checking debtor’s statement against control account on Pastel.

    Offsets of pre-bills:
    Reviewing the spreadsheet of all pre-bills and offsets against it;
    Reviewing that the following is done by the Accounts Assistant:
    o  Invoice the CE that needs to be offset (on the job where the CE was raised);

    o  On the job where the initial pre-bill was done, raising a credit note that corresponds and refers to the invoice raised in (a) above;

    o  Marking the invoice off on the Delivery Grid with the invoice number and specify that it is an offset;
    Reviewing updated spreadsheet of offsets each time an offset is processed;
    Ensuring that the Accounts Assistant is reconciling on a monthly basis the pre-bill and offsetting schedules to the General Ledger on Pastel.

    Reviewing the bi-monthly creditor reconciliations;
    Ensuring that Accounts Assistant is checking creditor’s statement against control account on Pastel.

    Reviewing monthly bank reconciliations

    Petty cash:
    Reviewing petty cash reconciliations monthly and sending through to Executive;
    Reviewing debit card analysis monthly and sending through to Executive.

    Reviewing the reconciliation of monthly freelance payroll on Pastel;
    Completing payroll for salaried employees and calculating PAYE,UIF and SDL and submitting monthly PAYE returns;
    Submitting of annual IRP5 to SARS and completing EMP501 reconciliations;
    Reviewing monthly statement of account from SARS to ensure no interest and penalties are incurred;
    Submitting Quarterly employment statistics to Stats SA.

    HR administration:
    Ensuring that Labour posters are updated and displayed on walls;
    Drafting of employment contracts;
    Processing leave;

    Maintaining employee files;
    Ensuring that relevant documentation is available for disciplinary matters as well as HR procedures;
    Sending out reminders for Performance appraisals bi-annually and follow up;
    Ensuring that Skills development and Employment Equity reporting is submitted and refunded;
    Ensuring that BBBEE is being actioned.

    General administration:
    Liaising with Chase support to problem solve any issues;
    Optimising efficiencies of the production department including workflows and finances.
    Ensuring that all service providers are the most cost-effective – review on a yearly basis (in consultation with facilities manager)

    General ledger:
    Conducting reconciliations on Intercompany accounts on a monthly basis;
    Processing journal entries;
    Preparing for Annual audit;
    Preparing monthly management accounts.


    Performing general line management responsibilities regarding direct reports, performance management, disciplinary handling, leave approval.


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