Dec 13, 2018


  • Execz Recruitment
  • Cape Town
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Accounant - Steenberg


Steenberg, Cape Town



Start Date:


Type of Business:

Clothing distribution

Job Purpose:

· Reporting on and maintaining the financial records of the company by:

· Recording financial transactions.

· Preparing, controlling, balancing & reviewing various income statement & balance sheet accounts.

· Preparing monthly management accounts.

Key Performance Areas:

· Recording financial transactions

· Maintaining financial records

· Reporting

Main Functions:

· Capturing/importing, reviewing & posting invoices, receipts, credit notes & payment requisitions in Quickbooks.

· Preparing, reviewing & posting cashbook transactions.

· Preparing, reviewing & posting journal entries with the necessary supporting documentation.

· Maintaining financial records

· Performing bank reconciliations.

· Follow up on all unpaid items on the bank reconciliations.

· Always ensuring supporting documentation, for debit orders, is obtained timeously, authorised and maintained.

· Reconciling various income statement & balance sheet accounts.

· Follow up on and investigate all reconciling items on the IS & BS accounts.

· Follow up on outstanding debtor transactions.

· Maintain the creditors’ age analysis of assigned companies in the group.

· Maintain fixed asset register.

· Maintain accounting controls by preparing/recommending policies & procedures.

· Prepare VAT reconciliations & payments.

· Prepare any and all SARS returns in set timelines and in accordance with relevant legislation.

· Keep filing within Finance up to date.

· Do daily cash flow for Directors

· Develop, maintain and analyse budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted cost to actual cost.

· Prepare (assist in preparing) monthly management accounts including consolidated IS, BS, cash flow and notes thereto.

· Assist in answering queries that may arise from management accounts by preparing schedules for (and analysing) income statement & balance sheet accounts.

· Assist in answering accounting/tax procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy & regulations and tax legislation.

· Complete SARS returns as and when required, including (but not limited to) Income Tax returns, VAT return, Dividends Withholding Tax return and ADRs.

· Assist with internal/external audits on the group of companies, including liaising with third parties. Any other tasks as required from time to time to ensure that accounts department runs smoothly.


Education & Experience required:

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis and taxation.

· B.Com Accounting degree or equivalent.

· Knowledge of Quickbooks.

· Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.

· Knowledge & experience of accounting computer applications.

· Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.

· Attention to detail and accuracy.

· Planning and organizing.

· Strategic thinking.

· Information and task monitoring.

· Problem identification and analysis.

· Judgment and problem-solving.

· Supervisory skills.

· Stress tolerance.

· Strong analytical and accounting skills.

· Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.

· Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with high level of difficulty.

· The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his/her work product.

· Own transport

· Valid contactable references

· No older than 45


Andrea Ward

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