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Accountant German speaking CPT

Accountant German speaking CPT

Title:  Accountant (German speaking)
Area:  Tygervalley, Cape Town
Salary:  Market Related

Brief Description:
My client offers financial solutions to individuals, SMEs and corporations, both in public and private supplemented by decades of local expertise and international experience from Western Europe to Africa.

We are looking for a dynamic person to join the Statutory Accounting team.  The candidate will obtain exposure to EMEA statutory accounting functions with the main focus on working with financial statements, direct and indirect taxes returns, and country local accounting firms, and over time evolve to be an essential support to, and core part of, the statutory Accounting team.  The candidate should have a keen interest in the reporting of EMEA Local country GAAP and US GAAP as well as local Taxes.


  1. Com Accounting degree – non-negotiable

Skills & Experience:

Completed SAICA / SAIPA articles


  • German Speaker
  • Accounting experience (including journal processing and reconciliations)
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel



  • International exposure
  • US GAAP knowledge
  • Previous experience with German GAAP / German taxes
  • SAP experience will be highly advantageous


South African citizens only

Job Description:

Accounting for Controlled Foreign Corporations of US listed client

  • VAT reporting
  • Intrastat and Intra-community reporting
  • SOX compliance on VAT and Payroll accounts
  • Payroll accounting and liaison with HR re payroll expense and audit
  • Income tax reporting (internal & external)
  • Waste reporting
  • National statistic & National Bank reporting
  • Ad-Hoc country specific matter per stat mailbox
  • Provide regular visibility and progress updates
  • Attend internal meetings as well as meetings with clients


The statutory accountant will assist and/or prepare Local GAAP Year End Financial statement, this includes:

  • Preparation of US GAAP to Local GAAP reconciliation
  • Calculate local GAAP adjustment as previously done or as explained by local accounting firm
  • Liaise and manage audits with statutory auditors
  • Liaise with Local accounting firm of the country


Ongoing support to statutory team on specific Projects that can arise

If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.