Assistant Accountant (3 Months - Fixed Term Contract)
Cape Town, Western Cape
Posted 27 June 2018

Job Details

Job Description

Main purpose of the role:

To maintain the integrity of the financial accounting function within the division in accordance with sound accounting practices, company policy and legislative requirements.

Minimum requirements: 
  • Appropriate accounting qualification or studying towards a relevant accounting qualification
  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Internal Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Proficiency in SAP would be an advantage

Key responsibilities:

(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

  • Required to setup and process journals correctly and accurately on SAP for month end reporting with supporting documentation and schedules.
  • All Accruals and Prepayments needs to be considered at month end. 
  • Liaise with the necessary departments to ensure that all invoices are taken into account for the respective month end.
  • Review general ledger accounts to ensure all Income and Expenses are allocated correctly to the respective GL accounts and Cost Centres.
  • Perform monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations accurately and on time.
  • Approval relating to supplier invoices through the procurement portal
  • Setting up and submitting of all Foreign payments and liaising with the necessary departments regarding any queries.
  • Ensure that all year-end schedules are completed to deadline and that all information is correct and balances to the ledger;
  • Assist the internal and external auditors with information and schedules as required.
  • Assist the finance team with ad-hoc queries.

Skills and competencies:

(The abilities that the individual needs to perform this role effectively)

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and organising
  • Analytical thinking