Management Accountant – Finance – Gqeberha – Permanent – GRADE C4
Published Date: 10 Jan 2022
Closing Date: 14 Jan 2022



The Management Accountant is accountable to the office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Coega Development Corporation (CDC).


The Management Accountant is mandated by the CFO to take responsibility for all aspects of Management Accounting and Reporting matters of the CDC.


The primary objective of the Management Accountant is to take responsibility for the CDC’s financial planning – including budgeting, and reporting processes. Specifically, the Management Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Prepare accurate, reliable and timely Monthly Management Accounts and respond to management’s queries on the accounts;
  • Ensure that all variances between Budget and Actuals are adequately explained;
  • Prepare the annual budget for review; 
  • Prepare accurate monthly and quarterly reports for submission to the external stakeholders;
  • Provide inputs of a financial nature to other compliance reports prepared by other business units within the CDC;
  • Attend to ad-hoc requests from management and CDC structures;
  • Prepare quarterly reports to various funding agencies, including the National Treasury, Provincial Treasury, Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South African Reserve Bank and the dtic;
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports requested by the various funders;
  • Financial compliance with the Companies Act and the PFMA.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer

Furthermore, you are to ensure that:

  • You are aware of and have access to the CDC’s SHEMS;
  • You are aware of your responsibilities and duties as laid out in the CDC’s SHEMS;
  • You are aware that you work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner;
  • You ensure that the company’s housekeeping standards are maintained throughout your area of responsibility;
  • You report any unsafe conditions or acts which you cannot rectify yourself to your SHE representative or to the Senior SHE Project Manager as soon as possible;
  • You report all SHE incidents which occur within your area of responsibility promptly and in the correct format;
  • You are totally familiar with your responsibilities in terms of the CDC’s emergency plan;
  • You communicate to the Senior SHE Project Manager any required changes to the SHEMS prior to implementing these changes;
  • You timeously complete and correctly record any corrective action which needs to be taken in order to rectify a SHE matter;
  • You give full co-operation to, and participate in (as required), the CDC’s internal and external SHEMS audits.

You have the authority to:

  • Immediately stop any person(s) on CDC property from committing an unsafe or destructive act or omission;
  • Take whatever immediate steps you deem necessary to prevent injury or environmental damage when confronted with an unsafe or destructive condition.

Additionally ensure that:

  • During your period of employment and subsequent thereto, you shall keep confidential and shall not make use of, directly or indirectly, and shall not disclose any of the CDC’s trade secrets or confidential information or those of its subsidiary or associate companies or those of other persons who have made disclosures to the CDC under conditions of confidentiality, other than to persons authorised by the CDC or those employed by the CDC who are required to know such secrets or to have such information for the purpose of their employment with the CDC.
  • You shall not, without the written permission of the CEO, be directly or indirectly employed for gain in any business or pursuit other than that of the CDC. Such permission will be granted only if the CEO is satisfied that the activity is not in conflict with the CDC’s interests, and that the Employee’s ability to fulfil his/her duties to the CEO satisfaction will not be impaired.
  • It is conditional that you and/or no immediate relative or member of my household be employed by an organisation in direct competition with the CDC, without the CDC’s written approval. The CDC reserves the right to enquire as to the place of employment of my spouse or any member of my household.
  • You will abide by the CDC Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy which seeks to codify the expected ethical behavior from me, to meet the ideal of good corporate governance.


  • A Post- Graduate qualification in Accounting
  • Professional registration would be advantageous
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a financial function.
  • Proven experience in financial accounting responsibilities (processing transactions, preparing control account reconciliations
  • Hands on experience in presenting financial information to management
  • Highly analytical and pays attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Competent in Microsoft Office


  • Performance is monitored regularly by the CFO, by reference to Key Performance Indicators and Balanced Scorecard.

The appointment of candidates is subject to the verification of all their credentials (employment history, educational, financial, criminal and any other checks as may be necessary). Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and if you have not heard from us within one month of submitting your application, please consider it unsuccessful.

All applications must be forwarded to


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