Financial Accountant

Cape Town
Posted 3 days ago
Start Date: ASAP| Duration: Permanent | Location: Cape Town | Education: CIMA, SAIPA or SAICA Articles or Accounting Degree

We’re looking for an ambitious and driven Financial accountant – possessing a robust financial acumen, deep-set analytical skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset – to join us in changing the way people send and receive parcels. You will be part of the finance team and will assist on both a finance and operational level. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration, and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is busy disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.

What you do

You will be an integral part of the financial function of the company and will furthermore be responsible for the day-to-day accounting pertain to all accounts. You will report directly to the Financial manager.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Day-to-day bookkeeping and accounting pertaining to all accounts
  • Weekly/monthly bank reconciliations and preparation of payments to be released by management
  • Reviewing/maintenance of trade receivables to identify unallocated transactions or overdue balances
  • Assisting in preparing monthly management accounts (i.e. income statements, balance sheets, variance analyses, and cash flow statements), for shareholder reporting purposes
  • Assisting in monthly journal capturing and general ledger account reconciliations (pre-payments, accruals, salaries, inter-group loans, fixed assets, etc.)
  • Weekly/monthly reconciliations of revenue and cost of sales between inventory system, accounting system, and merchant database for the purposes of the weekly and monthly sales reports
  • Preparing of VAT / EMP 201 returns and reviewing the validity of invoices before capturing same
  • Assisting in preparing annual audit documentation for external audit firm, including closing off, liaising with auditors.
Why you should join us
  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable ecommerce growth on the continent
  • Because you’re passionate about an entrepreneurial environment where you are expected to take action and your decisions make a real impact on the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output
  • Because you want to grow in the organisation and become more than the financial accountant
Why you should NOT join us
  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes
What we’re looking for
  • A self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and who is comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • 3-5 years’ bookkeeping / accounting experience
  • A practical understanding of familiarity with international financial reporting standards (“IFRS for SME”)
  • A high attention to detail and results-oriented mindset
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification (minimum qualification: Degree in Accounting)
  • An understanding of the South African regulatory and business environment
  • An ability to prioritise appropriately and to manage deadlines effectively
  • Understanding of finance management software such as Xero and Pastel
  • Advanced level excel skills
  • Strong administrative capabilities
What we’re offering
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings, and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
Team & Culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of exceptional people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create exceptional output by listening to what our customers need and then taking action. Our ever-changing work environment requires dedication and long, hard, and smart work. We make sure we are having a great time while doing this and exceptional output will lead to real rewards. We celebrate our milestones in and out the office, in the form of different activities lead by our Chief Fun Officer. Activities include evening football games, the Pargo Master Chef lunch competition, daily yoga sessions, music concerts, Friday afternoon drinks, early morning kayaking with dolphins, and entering the Cape Town Marathon.


Pargo is a smart logistics company that is on a mission to create accessible delivery across Africa and be a key enabler for ecommerce growth on the continent. We do this by offering omni-channel logistics solutions to solve the challenges of last-mile distribution and make deliveries more accessible, affordable and convenient. We have a tech enabled network of over 2,500 pick-up points (“PUPs”) and work with leading South African businesses including: The Foschini Group, Cape Union Mart, Onedayonly, Clicks, African Bank, Lewis, HomeChoice, and many more.


Candidates should send a CV to careers@pargo.co.za with ‘Candidate – Financial Accountant’ in the subject line. A brief cover letter should be addressed to Carel van den Heever.

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