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Cape Herb & Spice – Senior Management Accountant / Cape Town

Cape Herb & Spice – Senior Management Accountant / Cape Town

Reporting Line: Head of Finance

Location: Westlake, Cape Town

Cape Herb and Spice has grown from entrepreneurial roots into a global FMCG player, employing over 700 people and operating over multiple sites in Cape Town. This role forms part of an experienced team from whom to learn the challenging and exciting intricacies of international trade and cross-continental customer service. Customers extend from the Canada to the Netherlands to Japan and beyond.

If you are a strategic thinker with a strong financial acumen and a track record of driving results, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our organization.

Key Functional Duties: 

Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, collaborating with department heads to develop accurate and comprehensive financial plans.
  • Conduct variance analysis and provide insights to support strategic decision-
  • Implement and maintain financial models to assess and project the company’s financial
  • Assist in identifying risks and the management

Management Reporting:

  • Generate timely and accurate financial reports for senior management, highlighting key performance indicators (KPIs) and trends.
  • Provide insightful commentary on financial results, identifying areas for improvement and recommending corrective actions.

Cost Management:

  • Analyse and control costs across various departments, identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Collaborate with operational teams to develop and monitor key cost

Financial Accounting and Compliance:

  • Assist with month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards.
  • Collaborate with external auditors and regulatory bodies during audits and ensure compliance with financial regulations.

Strategic Advisory:

  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to support strategic initiatives and business development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess the financial implications of proposed projects and investments.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the entity, implementing best practices to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
  • Assist in streamlining entity processes and systems to support evolving business

Team Leadership:

  • Supervise and mentor junior finance team members, fostering a collaborative and high- performance culture.
  • Provide training and professional development opportunities to ensure the team’s continuous

Required Prior Learning/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or a related
  • CIMA
  • 5+ years proven experience in a similar

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of financial accounting principles and
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling and
  • Experience with ERP systems and financial

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic


Qualifying and interested applicants are requested to submit their application via the link below:

Closing Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024. 

If you have not received a response within two weeks of the closing date for applications, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.


To consider any application for employment, we will have to process your personal information. The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA), provides that when one processes another’s personal information, such collection, retention, dissemination and use of that person’s personal information must be done in a lawful and transparent manner. 

To give effect to the above, we are required to provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information. This information is recorded under the HR Processing Notice, which can be accessed and viewed on the Company website at Printed copies of this Processing Notice can also be accessed from the HR department. We kindly request that you read the HR Processing Notice to ensure that you understand how Libstar uses and processes your personal information.

Cape Herb & Spice – Senior Management Accountant / Cape Town

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