South Africa


An exceptional challenge must be met by exceptional people. Every day, we are inspired by the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our talented colleagues. Smart, passionate and driven, we take pride in what we do together, as JUMOnauts.

About this job

As an Accountant you will be responsible for managing and capturing all accounts within the business, across various territories. You will also manage the relevant tax liabilities and tax processes in each territory. You will report to the Senior Accountant.

You will 

  • Full ownership of the Trial Balance of various service entities and the holding company including the management of all balance sheet accounts monthly, including tax assets / liabilities, loans, accruals & prepayments.
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording and reconciliation of financial accounts, including the salary, tax accounts and the maintenance of the fixed asset register.
  • Provide commentary and insight into income statements and balance sheet movements monthly. 
  • Liaise with auditors and respond to audit requests on a timely basis.
  • Supervise 3rd party service providers to ensure timely preparation of accounts.
  • Review monthly calculations of statutory liabilities. i.e. WHT, VAT, PAYE, WCF and Pensions.
  • Compute operational taxes and prepare tax returns.
  • Ensure creditors, cashbooks and petty cash capturing is up to date and reviewed on a weekly basis. Ensure timely bank payments in the service entities.
  • Manage access to the accounting package, administration requirements and integrity checks.
  • Assist with designing a policy framework in finance and maintaining financial policies and regulations.

You will need

  • An accounting degree or relevant tertiary qualification. 
  • A minimum of 2 - 3 years’ experience in a similar / general accounting role, within the financial services industry.
  • Experience with tax, including withholding tax & VAT.
  • Experience in working with foreign currencies and multi-territory entities.
  • Excel experience, as well as accounting package familiarity.
  • Strong reporting skills and attention to detail.
  • To show initiative and the ability to identify, initiate and drive process improvements.
  • Ability to self manage and work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-changing environment.

Bonus if you have 

  • Exposure to Pastel. 
  • Experience accounting for Transfer Pricing transactions.
  • A relevant Tax qualification.
  • Experience working in a startup or growth environment.
  • Exposure to a Fintech and/or Technology business environment.
  • Emerging market experience.
  • Experience with accounting for forward exchange contracts.
  • Experience with consolidation.

We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too. 


You will love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment.
  • Working for impact.
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support.
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges.
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery.
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead.

Remote First

You will be based in South Africa.  We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office. You have flexibility where to work from, as long as you have access to a reliable connection and are set up to work remotely.

Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we firmly believe that diversity strengthens our teams. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive recruitment process that cultivates an environment where all individuals can be authentic, collaborate, and thrive.

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