CIMA Trainee
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Creative CFO (Pty) Ltd
Job Description

Become part of a vibrant, quality-focused team that leverages trust and autonomy to deliver exceptional services to diverse, high-growth clients.

Receive recognition for your committed, results-producing approach to problem solving, and opportunities for learning to realise your own passion for personal growth.

All while working with some of the country's most exciting growing businesses - from local entertainers, gin distilleries and ice-cream parlours, to enterprises revolutionising traditional spaces like retail, property and advertising or treading on the cutting edge of fintech.


Our vision is a world where more small and medium enterprises succeed.

At Creative CFO, we provide companies with the best financial tools and services to plan, structure, invest and grow. We believe that innovative solutions are an interconnected web of small problems solved brilliantly.

By walking through all the financial processes for each company and solving problems along the way, we have developed a full-service solution that business owners really appreciate.

We are committed to solving the challenges that small business owners face. Accounting and tax are one part of this, but we also cover business process analysis, financial systems implementation, and investment support.

We unlock value by creating a platform where business owners can manage and focus their creativity, energy and financial resources.


As part of our financial team, you will join in on a quest to deliver compliance, efficiency, and growth to some of the most exciting businesses in South Africa, UK and the US.

Initial business and technical analysis will lead you to a confident recommendation of the best financial platforms to implement.

Through close relationships with clients and a thorough understanding of their businesses, you will continue to streamline their processes and take initiative in identifying opportunities for improvements.

You know that by using your accounting expertise and eye for detail to keep the numbers in check, you'll give your clients peace of mind to focus on what they're most passionate about.

Responsibilities :

You'll be working with the best technology, an exciting high-growth client base and a premier team. As you do, you'll be :

  • Preparing financial data and providing bookkeeping support to clients
  • Assisting in a client's operational processes such as cash-up sheets and stock counts
  • Assisting in the compilation of tax returns to ensure compliance across payroll, vat, income tax
  • Playing a supporting role to our accountants by assisting them with the preparation of management packs, quantitative and qualitative data analysis for improved management decision-making and statutory returns
  • Identify and test business scenarios and inter-system integrations
  • Assisting in the implementation of cloud-based financial systems for accounting, point of sale and inventory management
  • Stay on top of developments in financial software in areas such as accounting, project management, stock, CRM, ERP, POS (we currently use cloud packages like Xero, Dear Inventory, Shopify, WooCommerce, Vend, Asana, Harvest, Google Apps, Office 365)
  • Train clients to use implemented systems confidently
  • Developing the internal accounting controls and processes to ensure accurate reporting
  • Adding shareholder value


Become part of a small yet rapidly growing team and grab hold of the opportunity to :

  • Work under leadership with a forward-thinking approach to work
  • Work with international businesses
  • Enjoy flexible working hours and a progressive remote working policy
  • Receive intentional input and mentoring on your professional and personal development
  • Be part of a close, vibrant office community that promotes creativity, wellness, and regular team-building events
  • Join a team that recognises and celebrates individual contributions to team wins
  • Get matched on your tuition spend and leave taken for ongoing education
  • Enjoy a day's paid leave on your birthday - it's your day to celebrate you!
  • Hybrid work set-up currently 1x in-office day a month
  • Work in great office space, if you prefer that
  • Computer and related hardware provided
  • Have flexible work hours
  • Benefit from a Parental and Maternity Leave policy created for our team members

If you have not had any response in 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. Your CV will be kept on file for any further suitable positions.


Our business is built on the trust we develop with our clients. You would need to be able to engage clients at all levels with expertise, confidence and integrity.


Three-year tertiary qualification in accounting, management accounting, business management or a related field.

2-3 years of related work experience.

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