Senior Financial Accountant

· Cape Town, Western Province
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Play an active part in creating a sustainable future by joining Climate Fund Managers' Finance Team, based in Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa.  If you share in our vision of securing a sustainable future by investing across global emerging markets, your future is here.

Climate Fund Manager’s (CFM) is a leading blended finance fund manager dedicated to securing a sustainable future by investing across global emerging markets. CFM has a long-term vision to structure cutting edge financing facilities around thematic areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, water, sanitation, and oceans. CFM is established as a joint venture between the Dutch development bank FMO and Sanlam InfraWorks – part of the Sanlam Group of South Africa.


We provide financing solutions across the entire project lifecycle (development, construction, and operational stages). With our offices in The Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and Latin America we believe in a world where sustainable investing and profitability are not mutually exclusive.

Our Finance Team is seeking a Senior Financial Accountant. This role reports to the Finance Manager and interfaces with CFM's offices in The Hague, Singapore and Bogota. Accordingly, international travel as per the requirements of the business may be required.


The main focus of this role is to partner with the business in ensuring that all financial reporting is delivered accurately, on time, and in accordance with company requirements and accounting standards. This position provides exposure to the full accounting spectrum including tax and treasury.  The secondary focus is to  lead and direct a small team to ensure submissions and reporting are met on time, and accurately.


  • Plan, organise and execute financial tasks and projects
  • Manage the CFM finance team members
  • Manage audit engagement to meet reporting obligations
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts
  • Manage treasury
  • Manage direct and indirect tax reporting
  • Implement processes for new accounting standards

Qualifications & Experience

  • CA(SA) qualification or similar
  • 4 years plus PQE would be advantageous 
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and Adobe PDF
  • Strong knowledge of complex accounting standards
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail with superb organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • People management experience
  • Excellent report-writing and communication skills
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office, and other financial software
  • Experience within a financial services industry is a distinct advantage



Are you interested in this role? In order to apply, please send us your updated resume together with a motivation letter.


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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Province
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience