Accounts Payable Accountant (AA/EE Position) (REF: KK310) (Market Related Salary) – Cape Town CBD, Western Cape

Job Overview

My client, a leader in their industry, is looking for an Accounts Payable Accountant to join their growing, dynamic team.


If you are a CA(SA) or fully CIMA qualified with retail/FMCG experience and a passion for process design and system integration, this is a great role for you!


Reporting to the Financial Manager, responsibilities will include:

Being responsible for the trade and expense supplier department end to end

Building, training, managing and maintaining an effective and independent Accounts Payable team to handle day-to-day responsibilities

Engaging with suppliers to align business process and to streamline

Developing, implementing and maintaining new process and procedures to streamline the accounts payable process

Continuously implementing automated processes with business needs

Acting as key finance stakeholder in product discussions relating to the Accounts Payable Process, taking responsibility for project completion

Developing and implementing standardised department controls and policies to ensure increased accuracy and efficiency

Quality review of monthly supplier reconciliations, including management and control of creditor aging

Managing the aging of the GRIR control account

Resolving non-routine supplier queries

Managing daily, weekly and monthly payment cycle

Managing the efficiency and effectiveness of the supplier onboarding and maintenance process, including continuing development of the process

Preparing and reporting on key accounts payable metrics

Monthly reporting of key funding requirements

Working closely with internal business stakeholders

Ad-hoc requests from CFO and Finance Managers




3 – 5 Years relevant experience in similar role

Accounts Payable experience in Retail or FMCG is advantageous

Proven experience in leading a team

Computer proficiency pertaining to MS Office is a prerequisite, strong excel skills

SAGE experience is advantageous

Job Detail
  • Salary RangeMarket Related
  • Experience3 Years
  • QualificationCA (SA)
  • AA/EEYes