Distell Limited: Management Accountant

at Distell Group (view profile)
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted September 25, 2020
Category Accounting & Finance
Job Type Full-time


Date: 22-Sep-2020

Location: Worcester, WC, South Africa

Company: Distell Limited

Applications are invited for the above mentioned position based at the Worcester Distillery. This position is responsible for the Distell Worcester and Goudini Distilleries and the successful candidate will report to the Plant Manager: Distilleries


Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure effective and efficient financial support function by providing service to the sites and its business partners
  • Responsible for the operational cost management of the sites
  • Render effective and efficient operational cost control at the sites
  • Monthly reporting of the sites’ financial performance to management and Supply Chain Finance Centre
  • Build effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Implement new ideas and improve methods, systems and work processes that will lead to higher quality, better results and reduced cost
  • Support and assist managers in compiling OPEX and capital budgets / forecasts
  • Co-ordinate processing of budget / forecasts and effective financial control for year end
  • Management reporting of OPEX and Liquor and material variance explanations
  • Report on status of capital budget and manage and co-ordinate asset register
  • Settlement and confirmation of production orders
  • Assist and guide cost centre managers with their financial information and proper variance declarations
  • Highlight areas of concern in OPEX variances and recommend corrective action where possible
  • Ensure sites comply with Internal Control Checklists (ICC), self-assessments, stock takes and internal audit programs
  • Report on various Financial and Non- Financial KPIs and evaluate trends
  • Monthly Barrel Fixed Asset Register Reconciliation
  • Monitoring and assisting in updating BOMs of products produced on sites
  • Report on Monthly Production Volumes and Trends
  • Responsible for the accurate and timeous processing and reconciliation of all financial transactions,  management accounts and reporting relating to the Joint-Ventures (JV)


The successful candidate will have the following skills, experience, attributes & qualifications:

  • Relevant Accounting degree required
  • CIMA qualification will be highly advantageous
  • Minimum 3 years relevant business experience
  • Advanced MS Office skills
  • Sound knowledge of SAP and /or other ERP systems
  • Sound communication skills that include excellent negotiation skills, ability to network and excellent
  • presentation skills
  • High energy levels and a self-starter
  • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret and present financial and statistical data
  • Strong decision making and problem solving ability
  • Opportunity seeking attitude with sound business skills and judgement
  • Excellent time management skills and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Adaptable to change
  • Willingness to travel between sites


Applications process:

If you are interested and meet all requirements, please register and apply via the Distell Career Portal by following:  Home > Careers.


Reference number:  17164                               Closing Date: 30 September 2020