Finance Manager, Studio Zoo

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 attributes

  • Excellent 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
  • Hardworking

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:
  • Invoice the CE that needs to be offset (on the job where the CE was raised);
  • 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;
  • 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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