The MSA Group

The MSA Group is South Africa’s leading mineral exploration and evaluation consultants and has been a trusted service provider to the Mining Industry for over 40 years. Our track record is synonymous with quality, technical integrity, and the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental compliance. The MSA Group provides specialist services on numerous international and national projects across numerous commodities and reports on all major mining stock exchanges. The MSA Group’s services encompass Exploration and Geology, Mineral Resource Estimation, Mining Studies, and Environmental Consulting.

Occupational level: Junior Management

Reports to: Financial Manager

Purpose of the job:

  • The accountant is responsible for ensuring the administration and operational activities in the field of Finance. This includes payroll, debtors, creditors, tax administration and project management administration.

Working Hours: 08:00am – 17:00pm from Monday to Friday. Flexible working hours can be arranged with your manager. We have a hybrid work from home policy should you require flexibility.

Estimated average time distribution for this job:

Category Percentage of Time Spent
Technical Tasks and Project Management 90%
Training and development of staff 5%
Other 5%


The nature of the work for this role is diverse and has been broken into task types to provide structure and clarity:



  • Responsible for the payroll administration of all permanent staff and contractors.
  • Administer employee benefits, such as health insurance, retirement plans, and other perks.
  • Collaborate with human resources department to ensure seamless integration between payroll and HR systems.
  • Regularly review payroll processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

Financial Accounting:

  • Record and classify financial transactions ensuring all entries are accurate and complete.
  • Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts to ensure consistency and accuracy in financial records.
  • Assist in the preparation for internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation, explanations, and reconciliations.
  • Calculate and prepare tax returns annually.
  • Accurately accounting for VAT transactions, compilation of monthly VAT201 returns, timeous submission to SARS.
  • Generate reports on fixed asset values, depreciation, and related financial metrics.
  • Compilation of monthly management packs, as required by relevant stakeholders.

Project Management:

  • Identify and engage with project stakeholders to get insight into current or future projects.
  • Compile and distribute project documentation at the close of the project.
  • Seek feedback from stakeholders and adjust project activities accordingly.
  • Close out contracts, release project resources, and communicate project closure.


  • Conduct induction sessions to equip the new employee with the payroll system including the administration of timesheets, invoices, and finance-related SOP’s.


  • Stay updated on changes in tax laws and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures.


  • Customer Service:
    1. Internal client feedback.
  • Compliance:
    1. ISO 45001;
    2. ISO 9001;
    3. Internal reporting and reconciliations;
    4. Project management.
  • Systems improvement and cost saving.
  • Personal development.



  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance.


  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a finance or accounting related role.
  • Sound knowledge of South African Accounting and Taxation practices and principles.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel (Advanced).
  • Exposure to cross border transactions.

Knowledge and Attributes:

  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to financial challenges.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV through to our Recruitment Specialist- Dineo Bopape at

At the MSA Group, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their background, experience, identity, ability or thinking style. The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening.

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