AltGen Africa
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    23 January 2024
    25 Centre Road, Morningside, Sandton, South Africa
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    Amber van Wyk


    Are you a Senior Financial Accountant with a CA (SA) looking for a new opportunity in the Renewable Energy landscape?  Yes? Well, then you have stumbled across the perfect page!

    Our client operates in the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of a concentrated solar power generation facility, currently managing a 100MW Concentrated Solar Plant. Due to their rapid growth, they are looking to expand their team by welcoming an experienced Financial Accountant onto their books.

    The perfect candidate should be an adept chartered accountant who is confident in assisting with the company’s financial reporting as well as their tax accounting and general finance compliance.  Candidates who have completed their articles at the Big 4 will have an advantage in the application process for this role.

    As a critical thinker and self-starter, the preferred candidate should excel in a dynamic, high-performance setting. You should be comfortable working autonomously, and be able to effectively prioritize tasks. Flexibility and adaptability are essential traits as the role involves working within tight deadlines while balancing a heavy workload.

    Although advanced experience within the Solar industry is not required, some experience and understanding of the renewable energy industry in South Africa is a plus.

    If you're passionate about finance and the environment, this is the role that offers a unique blend of both worlds, where your skills will contribute to a brighter, cleaner future.

    Apply now!

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    Education Requirements

    • CA (SA) qualification non-negotiable.

    Experience Requirements

    • You should have 5 years (Post-audit) accounting experience for this role.
    • Minimum of 2 years experience at a mining /engineering/ renewable energy company.
    • A working knowledge of systems like Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Great Plains)
    • Practical experience with Enterprise Resource Planning applications (such as SAP)


    In this role as the Senior Financial Accountant, you would be responsible for all financial compliancy procedures including the accurate reporting that is legally and institutionally required, as well as all tax and accounting activities.   You would be required to practice accounting in a professional and responsible away, with the ability to practice strict confidentiality in your dealings.

    In this role, you will handle statutory returns (VAT, EMP, IT14) and collaborate with SARS, manage regulatory returns, including year-end financial statements, and coordinate with auditors. Additionally, you'll assist the CFO in organizing the annual financial audit and other relevant audits.

    In this role, you would be expected to take charge of producing financial reports following IFRS standards for management, preparing monthly management accounts, coordinating with auditors, crafting annual financial statements, ensuring compliance with tax and statutory regulations, and managing day-to-day project accounting in alignment with international accounting standards.


    • Strong technical IFRS understanding.
    • Proficient in advanced Excel functions.
    • You should possessextreme analytical skills and have ameticulous eye for detail.
    • Strong organisational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

    With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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