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Business Analyst

Position Business Analyst
Department Operations
Reporting to: Chief Operations Executive
Contract Permanent
Location Midrand

Key Purpose

To ensure the vision and strategy of the SAIPA is achieved by documenting, developing, and implementing innovative business processes and models. This role identifies process improvement opportunities to enhance the functioning of SAIPA in alignment with its strategic objectives and regulatory requirements, ensuring business benefits are achieved through measurable success.

Elicit and Analyse business requirements:

  • Work closely with business stakeholders to understand their needs, objectives, and challenges.
  • Elicit, document, and analyze business requirements, processes, and workflows.
  • Translate business requirements into clear and concise functional specifications for technical teams.

Solution Design:

  • Collaborate with technology teams to design solutions that meet business needs.
  • Propose innovative and practical solutions to address business challenges.
  • Ensure that proposed solutions align with the organization’s strategic goals and technological capabilities.

Stakeholder Communication:

  • Serve as a liaison between business stakeholders and technology teams.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Present findings, recommendations, and project updates to various audiences.

Documentation:

  • Create detailed documentation including business requirements, process flows, use cases, and user stories.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation throughout the project lifecycle.

Project Management:

  • Collaborate with project managers to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Assist in project planning, estimation, and resource allocation.
  • Monitor project progress and identify potential risks or deviations from the plan.

Quality Assurance:

  • Participate in system testing, user acceptance testing, and validation of implemented solutions.
  • Ensure that delivered solutions meet the specified requirements and are of high quality.

Process Improvement:

  • Identify areas for process optimization and efficiency enhancement.
  • Recommend process improvements and assist in their implementation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Commerce, or a related field.
  • Certification in Business Analysis (e.g., CBAP, CCBA) is advantageous.
  • MBA/MBL is an advantage.
  • Six sigma green/black belt.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a process engineer involved with assessing, mapping, and optimizing business processes.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in data analytics, business model design, business process development or improvement, strategic business case development, translating of strategies into a business /operating model and operationalization of new business process solutions.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in facilitating workshops with business users to gather requirements and validate designs.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience proven experience as a Business Analyst or in a related role.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Agile tools like Jira Confluence, SAFe, and Aris.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in applying process modeling standards.
  • Knowledge and exposure to business process transformation and integrating technologies.

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

Call for Proposals

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG), was formed in 1946. From the onset the aim was to form a uniting body for gynaecologists. Initially and for many years the main objectives were to organise congresses and meetings, to negotiate for a proper fee structure and to make comments on obstetrical and gynaecological training in South Africa.

Vision:

Excellence and equity in women’s health.

Mission:

The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists aims to achieve its vision by representing and supporting its members in pursuit of the following:

Improvement in women’s health in South Africa.

  • Maintenance of high ethical standards.
  • Promotion of excellence in clinical practice, training and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Representing the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology within the country, on the continent and internationally.

Continuous professional development.

Co-operation with the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO) and other societies with similar goals.

SASOG is registered as a non-profit entity and have recently appointed the first Chief Operations Officer. The purpose for this appointment was to restructure the operations of SASOG. We identified the need for a robust financial system and have subsequently changed our financial system from Pastel to Xero.

The SASOG Council recently decided to source an accounting firm to manage the SASOG finances on a yearly renewable basis.

This Call for Proposal document serves as a tender document which any accounting firm in the market can react to by offering their services to SASOG in a reply email whereafter our finance committee will evaluate all the replies and will compile a shortlist of candidates to attend Zoom interviews to identify the preferred candidate.

Underneath is a detailed list of tasks with approximate hours for each task.

SASOG – Finance Tasks:

  1. Assisting & Drafting legal documentation (May Outsource) – 1 hour per month
  2. Members Invoicing, Collections & reconciliation – 10 hours per month
  3. Financial Management & Administration:
    1. Monthly Xero Processing – 10 hours per month
    2. Invoicing & ensuring timely payment of invoices – 1 hour per month
    3. Sponsorship Quotes, Invoicing & reconciliation – 1 hour per month
    4. Hubdoc Processing, Creditor Payments (Monthly) & Loading of payments – 3 hours per month
    5. Monthly Payroll Administration & SARS EMP201 Submission – 1 hour per month
    6. Preparation of financial statements & General Ledger Audits – 5 hours per month
    7. Budget Preparation & Monitoring on a regular basis – 2 hours per month
    8. Financial Reports to be presented at Meetings – 1 hour per month
    9. Annual Financial Statement Preparation, presentation and SARS income tax return submission – 1 hour per month
    10. Preparation of Monthly Management Reports & Feedback – 1 hour per month
    11. Preparing & Submitting bi-monthly VAT201 Returns – 6 hours per month
    12. Attending to all queries & correspondence from SARS – 1 hour per month
    13. Attending to general administration tasks from Exco – 1 hour per month
  4. Archiving/Storage of necessary statutory & legally required documentation – 1 hour per month
  5. Other Matters:
    1. Attend & present financial presentations at SASOG events/conferences – 1 hour per month
    2. Experience with Xero accounting is a prerequisite to tender
    3. ±47 hours per month

Deadline for submission of proposals: 7 June at 16h00

Proposals to be submitted to: sasog-coo@sasog.co.za

Bookkeeping Position at Audit Practice - Randpark Ridge:

    • Formal accounting qualification
    • 3 + years experience at an accounting / audit practice
    • Computer packages: Pastel Partner, Pastel Payroll, Quickbooks, Caseware
    • SARS and payroll experience
    • Must be based in the area
    • Salary is negotiable depending on experience +R15 000

Please send CV to nohlene@lkinc.co.za

Junior Accountant Position

Our SAIPA practice in Ruimsig in the West Rand of Johannesburg, seeks a Junior Accountant:

Starting Date: Immediately

Key qualities:

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to handle pressure and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail is highly important
  • Impeccable work ethic
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Candidate Requirements:

  • BComm Accounting Degree or equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience in an Accounting practice environment
  • Preparation of working papers and Annual financial statements for all entities
  • Proficient in Caseware Working Papers, Pastel Partner, Sage Online and Xero
  • Knowledge of all statutory requirements for SARS, COIDA and Department of Labour
  • Experience with E-Filing and Easyfile
  • Payroll and/or Employee Tax knowledge would be advantageous
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their SAIPA learnership

Only applicants residing in JOHANNESBURG and who meet the above criteria need to apply.

Remuneration: R 12 000 – R17 000 per month

To apply for this position, email your updated CV as well as your qualifications/degree to sonja@ema.co.za.

Call for Nominations: 1 x Independent Board Member and Chairperson of the Audit Committee

SAIPA Members are invited to nominate an Independent board member and Chairperson of the Audit Committee. The candidate must be nominated by, and the nomination must be seconded by, members in good standing in any category of SAIPA membership.

Such nominees will be considered for election and appointment at the SAIPA Annual General Meeting in June 2024.

It is essential that nominations are submitted on the attached specified nomination form, on or before the specified date for the submission of nominations, and that the submissions include the following:

  1. A signed and fully completed Nomination Form.
  2. A signed letter of acceptance from the nominee.
  3. A curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee, tailored specifically for this position, including three (3) contactable professional references who are well suited to respond to questions relevant to the role.
  4. Certified copies of the nominee’s qualifications and identity document.
  5. A letter from SAIPA’s Compliance officer in which it is stated that the proposer and seconder are SAIPA members in good standing.

Members, please note that nominations that are submitted without the aforesaid documents will be deemed to be invalid and therefore excluded from the nominations process.

No correspondence will be entered into, other than with shortlisted candidates.
Nominations must be emailed to: boardsec@saipa.co.za

The closing date for nominations: 12h00 on the 15th May 2024

Company History

SAIPA has, over the last 40 years, become a leading Professional Accountancy Organisation (PAO) in South Africa, playing an increasingly strong leadership role in developing the profession locally, as well as in Africa and international and facilitating the entry of previously disadvantaged individuals into the field. SAIPA has evolved into the country’s premier Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) for qualified accounting practitioners who perform all accounting related and business engagements except external auditing.
For 40 years, SAIPA has been an ardent self-regulatory body and supporter of its members and strives to strengthen commitment to the highest level of professional service and ethical conduct through its various initiatives with the primary objective of service the public interest. Currently, SAIPA has a membership base exceeding 15,000 members and involves itself in many projects to grow the number of competent professional accountants available to meet the country’s economic needs.
SAIPA is involved in government, academia, industry and commerce, and public sector accounting, and offers support to professional accountants in private practice. As one of only two bodies in the country that are full members of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), SAIPA enjoys international reach and strong connections with the global accounting community.
The Institute is also a founding member of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA), affording it the privilege of positively influencing advancements in accounting philosophy, systems, and services across the African continent. SAIPA members carry the designation of Professional Accountant (SA), which is recognised and trusted throughout all sectors of the economy as a mark of integrity and honour.

 

Role Description:

SAIPA seeks an experienced individual to serve on its Board of Directors to assist the Board in the discharge of its duties to the Institute in line with the SAIPA Constitution and By Laws. The Independent Director will also be appointed as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and must have the requisite skills, experience and qualifications to serve in that role.

 

Candidate Criteria:

  1. May not be a SAIPA Member
  2. At least 5 years of experience serving on a Board of Directors
  3. Registered Chartered Accountant (CA) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA);
  4. Credible professional in the field of Audit and Accountancy;
  5. Have no conflict of interest, actual or perceived, including board or executive positions at competing organisations.
  6. Previous experience in Audit and Risk management, financial accounting, and corporate governance;
  7. Ethical integrity and transparency.
  8.  Sufficient knowledge of SAIPA’s business and operations.
  9. Sound judgement gained through experience and expertise in managerial, technical, financial, governance and/or regulatory matters.
  10. Effective communication skills, cultural and emotional intelligence and maturity, flexibility,  ability to balance risk with opportunity, ability to juggle multiple variables. and the ability to contribute to a meeting of the minds in complex decision making
  11. Excellent, demonstrated, leadership skills/qualities;
  12. Excellent, demonstrated, knowledge and experience of corporate governance principles;
  13. Excellent financial literacy and demonstrated strategy skills;
  14. Business, governance and/or finance management experience in the financial sector and/or alternative dispute resolution would be advantageous.
  15. Experience as a business leader that understands how to motivate employees at all levels, in both financial and non-financial ways and how SAIPA can derive value for members through people.
  16. A “Certified Director “, “Chartered Director” designation or membership of an appropriate professional body will be an advantage.

Closing Date:

Nominations must be received by 12h00 on the 15th of May 2024. Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

 

Remuneration:

The position is remunerated in line with the Board and Committee fees set by SAIPA.

Gauteng.

**Should you not hear from SAIPA within 2 weeks of the deadline, please do regard your application as unsuccessful. **

Boardsec@saipa.co.za

 

Download the i-NED Nominations form for April 2024

Financial Accountant – West Rand, Gauteng
Well-known manufacturer Pratley has a vacancy for a Financial Accountant with at least 5 years appropriate experience and very strong administrative and organisational skills. Functions and responsibilities include; supervision of debtors, creditors, wages, salaries and cash book. Additional duties will include; computation and submission of company taxation and Value Added Tax, compiling monthly management reports, maintaining records, maintaining fixed assets, liaising with external consultants and auditors, monthly and annual reconciliations, maintenance and implementation of internal controls. The position covers several affiliated companies.

Requirements:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualification.
  2. SAIPA, CIMA or equivalent would be advantageous.

Market-related remuneration package. Applications by email for attention: Chief Executive Officer to careers@pratley.co.za

Include:

  • Curriculum Vitae with contactable references.
  • Reasons for leaving recent employment.
  • Expected salary.
  • If you do not receive a reply within 10 working days of your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Closing date:  31 May 2024

    Contact person: Chanè Viljoen careers@pratley.co.za

    Accountant - Cape Town

    Accountant

    Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
    A small investment company, situated in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town is on the hunt for an experienced Accountant.

    Competencies

    • Experience in Pastel Partner accounting software
    • Experience in full payroll processing on Pastel Payroll
    • Experience in full processing on an ERP system
    • Experience in word processing and outlook express

    Daily Duties

    • Check authenticity of invoices/claims and make sundry day to day payments to suppliers and others
    • Raise invoices and follow up on amounts due from clients
    • Process and reconcile the Bank Accounts, Credit Cards and Petty cash payouts and Cash/Credit Control Accounts, and ensure all the slips are attached
    • Ensure all transactions are allocated to the correct accounts
    • Manage and issue staff leave forms and staff loan forms and ensure that they are signed by the appropriate manager before being filed
    • Ensure that the filing is done on time and that all documents are properly stored and maintained in accordance with legislation

    Month-end and processing

    • Prepare journals and complete financial accounts to Management Accounts every month according to agreed upon deadlines. Should also be able to analyse the management accounts for reasonableness etc.
    • Ensure monthly processing of Invoices and follow-up on payments from debtors.
    • Ensure all expenses are captured and included in the month end processing.
    • Ensure that the internal debtor’s accounts have all been journalized
    • Review and sign off the month end check list and create a month end file with all the relevant documentation i.e. Asset register, Asset file, contracts etc.
    • Ensure all Open Documents are reconciled monthly and outstanding reconciling items are followed up on and resolved.
    • Ensure all loan accounts between the various entities reconcile and are all up to date.

    Salaries

    • Prepare the salaries schedule
    • Process the salaries onto the Payroll System
    • Ensure all salaries are loaded and ready for payment by due date
    • Ensure that any changes to individual salaries are authorized
    • Creditors
    • Ensure that all expenses/purchases have been accounted for or accrued
    • Ensure that all suppliers’ invoices have been matched up to orders
    • Ensure all creditors have been reconciled prior to loading monthly payments
    • Prepare a list of all creditors’ payments to be done at month end as well as any weekly and fortnightly paid creditors that may have to be paid and provide same to the CFO for authorisation
    • Fixed Assets
    • The Fixed Asset register is to be maintained and reconciled
    • Monthly depreciation journals to be calculated and processed

    Statutory Returns

    • Complete required statutory returns and ensure that monthly payments for VAT, PAYE, UIF and SDL are done on time
    • Ensure that the bi-annual EMP’s reconciliation process is done on time
    • Ensure that annual payments for Provisional Tax, Income Tax, and W.C.A. are paid on time

    Office Management

    • To attend to and manage the office and ensure it is always clean and presentable
    • General office files
    • Employees files
    • Electronic storage system
    • Manage support staff, their files and leave, for example:
    • Driver/gardener
    • Maids/cleaners
    • Liaise closely with the Johannesburg and Africa offices

    Other

    • Attend to any other duties that may be legitimately assigned

    Click here to apply

    SAIPA Accountant

    Area: South Africa – Remote position
    Job Type: Half-day position [9h00 to 13h00]
    Sectors: Accounting/Admin/Tax/Company Secretarial
    Salary: R10,500 per month [Half-day position]

    Vacancy details

    • Full monthly bookkeeping function on a portfolio of clients. (Sage, Zero and Draftworx)
    • Statutory returns – VAT Calculations, returns and submissions
    • Reconcile control accounts
    • Payroll function and EMP 501 reconciliations (e@syfile, Simplepay, Sage Payroll)
    • Prepare working papers
    • Compilation of Financial Statements in Draftworx
    • Taxation and tax admin (efiling)
    • Liaising with SARS
    • General admin & Company Secretarial Duties (CIPC)

    Candidate requirements

    • SAIPA Articles completed
    • BComm or similar non-negotiable
    • Experience on Draftworx, Pastel, Xero, Word and Excel
    • Experience with efiling and eServices (CIPC)
    • Detail orientated with good time management skills and is able to prioritise effectively
    • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
    • Self starter who can self- motivate and is adaptable
    • Good communication skills and fully bilingual
    • Meticulous and strong attention to detail
    • Own laptop and internet

    CV’s can be sent to : elzanne@accvanwyk.co.za
    Closing date for applications : 30 April 2024

    Qualified Accountant

    Area:  Somerset West
    Job Type:  Permanent
    Sectors:  Accounting
    Salary:  20 000 -25 000 (depending on qualification and experience)

    Vacancy details

    • Full monthly bookkeeping function on a portfolio of clients.
    • Statutory returns – VAT Calculations, returns and submissions
    • Reconcile control accounts
    • Payroll function and EMP 501 reconciliations
    • Prepare working papers
    • Compilation of Financial Statements
    • Taxation and tax admin
    • Liaising with SARS

    Candidate requirements

    • BComm or similar qualification non-negotiable
    • Detail orientated with good time management skills and is able to prioritise effectively
    • Experience on Draftworx, Pastel, Xero Word and Excel will be advantageous
    • Self starter who can self- motivate and is adaptable
    • Good communication skills and fully bilingual
    • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
    •  Meticulous and strong attention to detail
    • Drivers license and own vehicle

    CV’s can be sent to : ilonka@naude-partners.co.za
    Closing date for applications : 15 April 2024

    SAIPA trainee accountant

    FCFM Consulting (based in Kempton Park) is looking for trainee accountants x 2 to join our team. Successful candidates to receive SAIPA training contract.

    Minimum requirements – BCom Accounting or equivalent

    Start date : 15 April 2024

    Email cv to isaac@fcfmconsulting.co.za

    Accountant

    We are a professional accounting firm looking for a dynamic, independent, experienced and skilled accountant for a fully remote position.

    Responsibilities inlcude :

    • Monthly accounting records up to trial balance, for a range of clients in different industries.
    • VAT processing, reconciliation, submission of VAT201 and VAT audits. Solid understanding of VAT legislation.
    • Payroll processing, process salary journals in accounting records, submission of EMP201 and EMP501 returns.
    • Debtor and creditor reconciliations.
    • Fixed asset maintenance.
    • Client liaison and collaboration.
    • Annual accounting records for annual clients including all reconciliations and necessary preparations and journals for AFS.
    • CIPC : beneficial ownership registers, share registers, share certificates, CIPC registrations, amendments, submissions. Basic understanding of Companies Act requirements.
    • SARS : general SARS liaison, various tax registrations, registereded representative appointments.
    • U-Filing and ROE filing and registrations.

    Qualifications/experience :

    • Bachlerors degree in Accounting (or equivalent)
    • Completed SAICA/SAIPA articles
    • At least 5 years post-article experience.
    • Fully proficient in Sage One (accounting and payroll), Draftworx, MS, E-Filing, U-Filing, ROE

    Personal attributes :

    • Self-driven and ability to meet deadlines without micro-managing.
    • Strict timeline and deadline management.
    • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to work fast and accurately at the same time.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Hardworking, reliable and dependable.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Energetic, initiative-taking and pro-active.

    Place of work :

    • This is a fully remote position with flexible work hours. Meetings in Randpark Ridge and surrounds will be required from time to time, therefore own transport is essential.
    • The candidate is required to make use of their own laptop and should ensure that stable connectivity and electricity supply is available. The company provides monthly laptop and internet allowance.

    Remuneration :

    • R 18,000 – R 22,000, depending on experience.

    Please email CV to inge@kohlervantonder.co.za

    Helpdesk Administrator

     Position

    Helpdesk Administrator

    Department

    Digital and Technology

    Reporting to:

    Digital and Technology Officer

    Contract

    Permanent

    LOCATION

    Midrand

    Key Purpose
    This position will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our IT help desk. Your responsibilities will include managing the help desk ticketing system, tracking tickets, providing timely updates to clients, compiling reports, and scheduling automated tasks. the role will include maintaining all computers and network systems, including troubleshooting, and diagnosing computer hardware and software issues, setting up computer networks and assisting employees with IT-related problems.

    Desktop Support:

    • Perform desktop support onsite and remotely.
    • Ensure tickets are logged for all events to track trends of IT Support.
    • Report on ticketing system and improving on current trends to reduce downtime.
    • Server Monitoring and Maintenance:
    • Monitor and maintain the Azure cloud environment.
    • Ensure maintenance is performed by VDC when required and communicate any downtime within the group timeously.
    • Maintain and enhance the IT Helpdesk Dashboard, ensuring optimal functionality and user experience.
    • Provide comprehensive support for the Microsoft 365 environment, including troubleshooting, user assistance, and system optimization.
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for internal and member IT support queries, offering timely and effective solutions.
    • Collaborate with IT teams to drive digital advancements, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives.
    • Develop and implement strategies to reduce reliance on external service providers, enhancing operational independence.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and technologies to recommend improvements to IT infrastructure and services

     

    Network Monitoring and Maintenance:

    • Ensure the network environment at all entities are running optimally.
    • Support with any networking issues.
    • Install and maintain any required network infrastructure.
    • Monitor and report on all unwanted applications and Mimecast activity.

    System Maintenance:

    • Ensure all updates on all systems within the Group are up to date and run timeously.
    • Maintain quality and integrity of the systems.
    • Development and ongoing maintenance and improvement systems

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    Qualification

    • • National Diploma/ B-Degree in Information Technology required
    • • CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft Certifications advantageous
    • • Exposure to business systems
    • Understanding of ERP & CRM systems

    Experience

    • At least 3 years’ experience in IT support or help desk environment.
    • Proven experience in network administration and desktop support roles.
    • Proficiency in network protocols, hardware, and software troubleshooting.
    • Familiarity with Windows and Server operating systems.
    • Previous experience in supporting Microsoft Applications, Azure AD & reporting.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Energetic, proactive, and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
    • Time management skills

    Closing Date: 27 March 2024
    To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

    Service Coordinator - KWA ZULU NATAL

    Position Service Coordinator
    Department Education, Training and Membership
    Reporting to ETM Senior Manager
    ContractPermanent
    LOCATION KWA ZULU NATAL

    Key Purpose

    • To represent SAIPA and raise its profile with members and key external stakeholders.
    • To support District committees and deliver SAIPA strategy locally.
    • To support the implementation of member services at District level to improve service to Members.
    • To support the implementation of member services at District level to improve communications with Members.
    • To support the delivery of a programme of activity, including communications, events and seminars/webinars, to members and external stakeholders across the district.
    • To support the running of national projects in line with project plans and expected deliverables.

    To represent SAIPA and raise its profile with:

    • Members via all available communication channels
    • Key external stakeholders via National as well as District Committee guidance/requirements • Delivering SAIPA strategy locally with the full understanding of the District Committees “DAC” as well as input to “DAC” agenda.

    To support National Member Services to grow and retain members:

    • Provide support to the implementation of national member services initiatives at a District level to improve service.
    • Distribute relevant information to members.
    • Assist with all functional areas as instructed by the National Office, including but not, limited to Marketing, Finance, IT, Operations, ETM and TSD

    To support the effective delivery of District and National programmes:

    • District and National programmes of activity, including communications, events and seminars/webinars to members and external stakeholders across the district.
    • Nationally initiated projects in line with project plans and expected deliverable within the district.
    • Assist with any ad hoc duties relating to delivery of District and National programmes as and when required.
    • Provide support to District committees as defined in job profile and key performance achievements.

    To improve Member Satisfaction:

    • Proactively identify areas of members concerns that could affect service delivery to members.
    • Liaise with Client Care and other departments to ensure that member concerns are dealt with and resolved.
    • Educate members to log queries on CRM and effectively use CRM.
    • Act as direct liaison between the SAIPA National office and Districts as required from time to time.

    To Provide Secretarial and Financial support to District Committees

    • Prepare vendor invoices for payment.
    • Prepares and load member’s refunds.
    • Import bank statements.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Qualification

    • Minimum qualification Level: Grade 12 +, Diploma in Marketing, PR, Events and Project management or Relevant Recognized RPL qualification, with evidence of continuing learning and development preferable

    Experience

    • Demonstrable experience in communications, marketing and events, with strong communication (written, digital, verbal, creative), relationship management and budget management skills.
    • Experience of developing and sustaining excellent relationships with stakeholders
    • Experience of raising sponsorship and working with sponsors/partners during event preparation
    • Practical and technical understanding of the legislative compliance requirements within the education and professional environment

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • High quality organisational/project management skills – with ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Excellent administrative skills – particularly identifying actions from verbal discussions and progressing to completion.
    • Excellent negotiation, communication and engagement skills
    • Team-oriented approach.
    • Self-starter and self-motivated with ability to work under own initiative.
    • Confident, positive, can-do attitude – this is a client facing role that needs a professional, enthusiastic, positive person capable of communicating at all levels and representing SAIPA effectively.
    • Overall knowledge of the accountancy profession (desirable) and current affairs.
    • Current driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, with the flexibility in terms of working hours and travel around the district to manage breakfast/evening events, where required.

    Closing Date: 23 February 2024

    To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

    Service Coordinator

    Department

    Education, Training and Membership

    Reporting to:

    ETM Senior Manager

    Contract

    Permanent (Half Day)

    LOCATION

    Bloemfontein

    Key Purpose

    • To represent SAIPA and raise its profile with members and key external stakeholders.
    • To support District committees and deliver SAIPA strategy locally.
    • To support the implementation of member services at District level to improve service to Members.
    • To support the implementation of member services at District level to improve communications with Members.
    • To support the delivery of a programme of activity, including communications, events and seminars/webinars, to members and external stakeholders across the district.
    • To support the running of national projects in line with project plans and expected deliverables.

     

    To represent SAIPA and raise its profile with:

    • Members via all available communication channels
    • Key external stakeholders via National as well as District Committee guidance/requirements • Delivering SAIPA strategy locally with the full understanding of the District Committees “DAC” as well as input to “DAC” agenda.

    To support National Member Services to grow and retain members:

    • Provide support to the implementation of national member services initiatives at a District level to improve service.
    • Distribute relevant information to members.

     

    • Assist with all functional areas as instructed by the National Office, including but not, limited to Marketing, Finance, IT, Operations, ETM and TSD

    To support the effective delivery of District and National programmes:

    • District and National programmes of activity, including communications, events and seminars/webinars to members and external stakeholders across the district.
    • Nationally initiated projects in line with project plans and expected deliverable within the district.
    • Assist with any ad hoc duties relating to delivery of District and National programmes as and when required.
    • Provide support to District committees as defined in job profile and key performance achievements.

    To improve Member Satisfaction:

    • Proactively identify areas of members concerns that could affect service delivery to members.
    • Liaise with Client Care and other departments to ensure that member concerns are dealt with and resolved.
    • Educate members to log queries on CRM and effectively use CRM.
    • Act as direct liaison between the SAIPA National office and Districts as required from time to time.

    To Provide Secretarial and Financial support to District Committees

    • Prepare vendor invoices for payment.
    • Prepares and load member’s refunds.
    • Import bank statements.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
    Qualification

    • Minimum qualification Level: Grade 12 +, Diploma in Marketing, PR, Events and Project management or Relevant Recognized RPL qualification, with evidence of continuing learning and development preferable

    Experience

    • Demonstrable experience in communications, marketing and events, with strong communication (written, digital, verbal, creative), relationship management and budget management skills.
    • Experience of developing and sustaining excellent relationships with stakeholders
    • Experience of raising sponsorship and working with sponsors/partners during event preparation
    • Practical and technical understanding of the legislative compliance requirements within the education and professional environment
    • Knowledge and Abilities
    • High quality organisational/project management skills – with ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office – PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel
    • Excellent administrative skills – particularly identifying actions from verbal discussions and progressing to completion.
    • Excellent negotiation, communication and engagement skills
    • Team-oriented approach.
    • Self-starter and self-motivated with ability to work under own initiative.
    • Confident, positive, can-do attitude – this is a client facing role that needs a professional, enthusiastic, positive person capable of communicating at all levels and representing SAIPA effectively.
    • Overall knowledge of the accountancy profession (desirable) and current affairs
    • Current driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, with the flexibility in terms of working hours and travel around the district to manage breakfast/evening events, where required.

    Closing Date: 13 February 2024
    To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

    SAIPA Article Clerk Vacant Positions

    We JOUBERT AT JN INC/ MATHELEMUSA AT JM INC Accountants, A firm based in Pretoria East that offers Accounting, Tax and Payroll Services to Small medium Entities are looking for One 1st year article clerk to join our team.
    Position and Duration: One positions for 3 Years SAIPA Article clerk training Contract.

    The minimum requirement/ Education:

    • BCom Accounting or Equivalent, National Diploma Accounting.
    • Prior Experience is not Mandatory Requirement for the position.
    • Candidates should not have any previous SAIPA Articles registrations.

    Job Description:

    • Bookkeeping using sage accounting software and sage Pastel.
    • Preparation of monthly Management reports.
    • submission of all statutory tax returns.
    • compilation of annual financial statements working papers.
    • preparation of annual financial statements,
    • Follow up on all SARS Queries and Audits,
    • Regular liaison with the clients and follow up on information required from clients.

    Start date: 01 March 2024
    To apply send Email CV and copy of academic qualifications to joubert@jninc.co.za
    Closing date for application 02 February 2024
    Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Application Specialist

    Position: Application Specialist
    Department: Digital & Technology
    Reporting to: Digital & Technology Officer
    Contract: Permanent

    Key Purpose

    The Applications Specialist is pivotal in overseeing and maintaining SAIPA’s systems, ensuring optimal
    performance, user experience, and alignment with organizational objectives. This role encompasses general
    application support, development, and a user-centric focus to ensure high-quality delivery and support.

    Provide the following duties including but not limited to:

    Application Management & Maintenance:

    • Oversee and maintain robust applications, including but not limited to MySAIPA and Microsoft
      Business Central.
    • Identify and implement workarounds for customer incidents and bug fixes for both new and
      legacy parts of platforms.
    • Proactively enable 2nd line support to resolve incidents and handle escalated calls from 1st /
      2nd line service desk calls.
    • Implement patches, and manage and update technical system documentation.
    • Monitor, improve alerting, and ensure end-to-end tests to guarantee application performance.
    • Work closely with the development team, ensuring documented solutions are aptly
      implemented.
    • Manage and refine the backlog of bugs and tactical platform fixes.
    • Development & Technical Support:
    • Develop and maintain SSIS packages for diverse business extracts and SQL scripts for stored
      procedures.
    • Support and investigate SQL server job failures.
    • Oversee the production application, unit testing, and assist with UAT test packs.
    • Coordinate and plan deployments into QA and PROD environments, preparing deployment
      scripts.
    • Oversee IIS application deployment and web services into Web/App servers.

    Business Rules & Analysis:

    • Engage with business analysts to gather requirements, analyze their feasibility, and ensure alignment
      with strategic objectives.
    • Develop and test business rules in the business rule engine, ensuring alignment with strategic
      packages.
    • Promote business rules across various environments, including ETE, QA, and PROD.

    User & Client Support:

    • Resolve user and client issues within set SLAs, ensuring high-quality support.
    • Facilitate user acceptance testing, offering both telephonic and onsite support.
    • Perform in-depth root cause analysis and effectively manage the incident process.
    • Ensure consistent and transparent communication with all relevant stakeholders.
    • Engage in out-of-hours on-call application support when required.
    • Assist with daily integrations, balancing between MySAIPA and Microsoft Business Central, and conduct
      daily integration checks.
    • Perform in-depth root cause analysis and effectively manage the incident process.

    Application Oversight:

    • Manage and oversee a portfolio of applications including but not limited to LMS, SmartHR, Websites,
      SharePoint, Office 365, Mobile Applications, and Metaverse.
    • Ensure that each application’s performance, functionality, and user experience meet or exceed
      expectations.
    • Collaborate closely with vendors or in-house developers for application enhancements, troubleshooting,
      and maintenance.

    Robotic Process Automation (RPA):

    • Collaborate with teams to identify processes that can be automated to improve efficiency.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of RPA solutions within SAIPA’s applications.

    Requirement Scoping:

    • Collaborate with different department heads and stakeholders to understand and document their
      application needs.
    • Translate these needs into clear and actionable requirements for the development team

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
    • Certifications in application development or project management.

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Proficiency in relevant programming languages, platforms, and tools (e.g., SSIS, SQL).
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Strong understanding of RPA and its implementation.
    • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and with external vendors.

    Working Conditions:

    • Hybrid working environment with occasional late working hours during major updates, implementations,
      or on-call incidents.

    Closing Date: 26 January 2024
    To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

    SAIPA is an equal opportunity employer. Should you not receive any communication within 3 weeks of your
    application, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

    .Net Developer

    Position: .Net Developer
    Department: Digital and Technology Department
    Reporting to: Digital and Technology Officer
    Contract: Permanent

    PURPOSE

    The .NET Developer is responsible for designing, tailoring and developing software applications according to a business’ needs. A problem-solver with the initiative and methodology for proactively identifying and solving different problems.

    Technology Stack that may be used, include but are not limited to:

    • Microsoft .Net, VB.NET, C#.NET
    • WEB APP, Windows APP, Android APP, iOS APP
    • HTML, JavaScript and CSS
    • Angular, React and/or Vue
    • TypeScript
    • NodeJS & Azure SQL experience would be advantageous.
    • API Integration with custom apps

    KEY OUTPUTS

    BUSINESS OPERATIONS

    • Engagement with clients and key stakeholders
    • Implement and execute project deliverables
    • Take part in sprint planning and deliverables process
    • Designing, developing and implementing user interfaces using best practices
    • Training end-users on new interfaces?
    • Responsive Web Application Design and development
    • Developing application code and unit tests in technologies such as Angular, React, Vue and Consuming Rest Web Services.
    • Managing and providing input into user stories or product analysis tasks.
    • Design, build and deploy effective components
    • Translate requirements from the business and analyst into technical code
    • Identify and test for bugs and bottlenecks in the solution
    • Set up a development environment
    • Updating and managing knowledge repository
    • Ensuring high performance of applications and providing support.
    • Deploying and hosting of web applications
    • Developing reusable component

    Risk Management

    • Adhere to the Institute’s legal and ethical requirements, policies, processes and procedures
    • Assist in conducting and documenting department risk assessment
    • Assist in managing negative audit findings
    • Providing support in adherence to the department’s policies, processes and procedures.
    • Manage department’s records,
    • Assist in ensuring Disaster Recovery
    • Assisting in managing cyber security

    Reporting

    • Report all none-compliance to the Institute’s policies, processes and procedures
    • Regular and formal reporting on ongoing and completed projects, tasks and activities

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Qualification

    National Diploma/ B-Degree in Information Technology

    Experience

    • National Diploma/B-Degree in Information Technology.
    • 2 to 5 years’ experience across above-mentioned technologies
    • Highly skilled in .NET Core, Angular, API, Azure
    • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Stack
    • Competent and flexible enough to apply skills across the SDLC
    • Experience working in a DevOps environment.
    • Ability to manage own projects and portfolio.
    • Our company tech stack includes:
    • Entity Framework, MySQL, SQL Server, Azure, PHP, HTML 5, CSS 3, jQuery,
    • Adapting interface for modern internet applications using the latest front-end technologies.
    • Making complex technical and design decisions for TypeScript based projects.
    • Working together with the design teams to align the solution to the UI design.
    • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework e.g. MVC / MVVM
    • Ability to utilize third party libraries as part of the SDLC

    Advertisement Closes on: 9 February 2024
    To apply, please send your CV to careers@saipa.co.za

    Financial Accountant (SAIPA Qualified)

    Career Opportunity for a degree educated SAIPA Qualified Professional Accountant with at least 2 years work experience post SAIPA qualification.

    Join our dynamic team in the heart of leisure and tourism at Constantia Nek!

    Position: Financial Accountant

    Location: Constantia Nek (Hout Bay)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure robust controls and reconciliations in relation to balance sheet
    • Manage bank accounts, loan accounts, control account and fixed assets
    • Assist with production of financial and management accounts
    • Provide crucial input and support to the financial accounting aspects of the business, working with Finance Manager and Financial Controllers,

    Why Join Us:

    • Apply your SAIPA knowledge in a thriving business environment
    • Gain valuable experience and professional growth opportunities
    • Contribute to a vibrant team dedicated to excellence in leisure and tourism

    How to Apply:

    Send your CV to Jason@tintswalo.com

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

    Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to apply your SAIPA studies in a real-world business setting. Join us at Constantia Nek and take your career to new heights!

    SAIPA Trainee Accountant

    Description: SAIPA Article Trainee. A medium sized firm based in Kloof, Durban is looking for a SAIPA Trainee Accountant who wants to pursue a career as a Professional Accountant (SA). The successful candidate must be studying towards a degree or completed a degree in Accounting. Own car advantageous. Salary market related. Please send a copy of your CV to info@mrmfs.co.za and title your email Trainee Accountant Application

    Closing Date: 15 January 2024

    SAIPA trainee (Bloemfontein)
    • Accounting firm in Bloemfontein looking for SAIPA clerks,
    • Degree or currently studying towards a B.com degree is essential.
    • Positions available immediately
    • Sage accounting experience will be an advantage,
    • Experience in accounting related field will be an advantage,

    If you are interested, CV’s can be sent to marinus@enslins.co.za ; wernerc@enslins.co.za .

    SAIPA trainee (Menlo Park)

    Medium sized Accounting firm in Menlo Park, Pretoria has a vacancy for a SAIPA trainee.
    Degree or currently studying towards a Bcomm degree is essential.
    Please send CV’s to anja@dtm.co.za

    SAIPA Trainers 2023 and 2024

    Accounting, Tax and Legal Consultant firm in Bellville is looking for young professionals who are interested in a SAIPA training contract for 2023/2024.

    The 3 year training program is regulated so as to provide experience in a wide spectrum of accounting, taxation, corporate law and related disciplines and culminates in the completion of the professional evaluation examination, which is conducted externally by SAIPA.

    The graduate should have a BAcc,BAccHons, BCom or equivalent degree.

    If you are interested in joining our team, apply now by submitting your CV, full academic records and relevant experience on our website www.Confiance.co.za  or emails directly to
    Christine.schreuder@confiance.co.za

    Client Accountant

    Location: Cape Town

    Are you ambitious and looking to develop your career? Our Cape Town SME Accounting department is
    looking to add a skilled and motivated Client Accountant to their team. We are dedicated to providing
    high-quality financial services to our clients and offer a dynamic and challenging environment where we
    achieve our business objectives and have fun doing it.

    You’re perfect for this position if you:

    • Have an accounting degree
    • Have completed SAIPA or SAICA articles
    • Have a minimum of one years’ client accounting experience
    • Have experience in MS Excel, Sage Line 50 and accounts production
    • Have excellent phone and written communications skills
    • Are deadline driven
    • Are analytical and numerical with excellent attention to detail

    Extra Points if you:

    • Are studying towards an ACCA or CIMA qualification
    • Have one to two years of commercial experience

    Your role and responsibilities:
    Among other tasks, your main responsibilities will include:

    • Bookkeeping and financial administration
    • Preparation of monthly management accounts
    • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns (incl. EC Sales)
    • Preparation of budgets and ad hoc analysis
    • Managing statutory compliance requirements
    • Preparation of year-end financial statements and Corporation Tax returns
    • Preparation of personal tax returns

    Would you like to apply?

    Send us an email to sajobs@sableinternational.com with your CV and one-page covering letter. Please
    note: If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, you may consider your application unsuccessful.

    About Sable International

    Sable International offers innovative professional services to international citizens. We create tailormade solutions to meet the accounting, wealth, financial, currency and nationality needs of our clients.
    We pride ourselves on providing solutions that suit our clients’ unique individual circumstances; our
    employees are key in achieving this goal.

    The staff in our Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, London, Lisbon, Melbourne, Nigeria, Uganda,
    Zambia and Zimbabwe offices are passionate about their areas of expertise and take pride in helping
    our clients achieve their goals. As a result, we have an energised and fun company culture, something
    that sets us apart from other professional services firms.

    Fiduciary Accountant

    A professional firm of Accountants have a vacancy to employ an individual in their La Lucia Durban office

    Job Description and Responsibilities:

    • Preparation of Annual Financial Statements of Trusts
    • Meeting and discussion of the Annual Financial Statements with client
    • Preparation and submission of income tax returns with SARS
    • Preparation and submission of Provisional Tax Returns for Trusts
    • Handling queries raised by SARS for Trusts
    • Preparation of receipts and payments cash book for deceased estates
    • Preparation and submission of income returns of deceased estates with SARS
    • Handing queries raised by SARS for deceased estates
    • Responding to client queries
    • Handling administrative duties such as managing data bases and managing client expectations
    • Keep up to date with amendments to statutes with particular reference to Income Tax Act & Trust Property Control Act

    Our Expectations are that You:

    • Are a dynamic and energetic individual and be able to take control of work allocated to you
    • Have a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree
    • Have three years of experience with an accounting firm
    • Set up meetings with clients to discuss and finalise their accounting and tax matters
    • Familiar with Accounting software such as Caseware & Taxware
    • Have the ability to work both alone and supervise staff
    • Are a keen researcher.

     

    Send your CV together with supporting qualifications and documentation to Professor Dilip Garach:
    Email Address: dilip@garach.co.za