Accountant - Pretoria Verfied

R 35 000 per month Pretoria, Gauteng Pretoria, Gauteng more than 14 days ago 12-04-2022 3:15:09 PM
07-06-2022 3:15:09 PM
Job Title Accountant
Location Pretoria
Employment Permanent

Purpose statement
Responsible for substantially all areas of accounting records and financial reporting
Position in the organisation Reports to:
Financial Manager or Financial Controller

Level of authority assigned No delegation of level of authority
Job objective Accountable for mainly maintenance and review of accounting records

Procurement and suppliers:
• Responsible for reviewing of primary source documents
• Responsible for ensuring adherence to the Group's policies, procedures, budget limits and Levels of Authority regarding goods and services procured
• Responsible for completing "checks" on completeness of supporting documentation maintained
• Responsible for ensuring that supplier payment terms are monitored and enforced
• Assists in other areas where required

General accounting records and reconciliations:
• Reviews cash books and bank reconciliations
• Reviews supplier reconciliations
• Reviews the fixed asset registers
• Processes non-routine/complex journal entries (including those requested by Group) and reviews journal entries posted by bookkeeper
• Prepares reconciliation schedules for more complex account balances and reviews schedules prepared by bookkeeper and to ensure that the balance sheet is appropriately reconciled
• Primarily responsible for the validity, accuracy and completeness of transactions processed in the accounting records in a consistent manner
• Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of intercompany and related party transactions and balances confirmed on intercompany transaction schedules and confirmations
• Responsible for preparing calculations where required of amounts recognised in the accounting records
• Reviews Payroll information with supporting documentation
• Reviews instruction received from Group in relation to specific entity and ensures instruction is relevant, accurate and understood before actioning
• Reviews the age analysis for customer and suppliers to ensure validity, accuracy and completeness and follows up variances timeously
• Assists in other areas where required

Management information:
• Responsible for preparing accurate management accounts, including the update of forecasts and all supporting schedules timeously
• Responsible for preparing an accurate budget, including the update of forecasts and all supporting schedules timeously
• Prepares and maintains all other management information requested by the executive management team

• Develops management information reporting templates
• Assists in other areas where required

Sales function:
• Prepares and maintains calculations for revenue generated (including supporting documentation)
• Performs checks on inputs used for system generated revenue calculations to approved sources (agreements etc)
• Performs checks on inputs used for system generated revenue calculations to approved sources (agreements etc)
• Responsible for the collection of outstanding amounts due from customers
• Updates and maintains summaries of Assets Under including movements
• Assists in other areas where required

Treasury and financial soundness:
• Reviews functions performed by the bookkeeper
• Takes ownership of the validity, accuracy and completeness of the weekly and long-term cash flow preparation in line with the required timelines
• Prepares calculations to monitor financial soundness requirements for current and future periods (liquidity, cash holdings, CAR & solvency)
• May be required to be a releaser of payments and beneficiaries on the banking platform
• Assists in other areas where required

• Prepares the VAT reconciliation and working papers including reasonability of VAT declared
• Maintains reconciliation of balances owing to(by) SARS for all balances due
• Prepares the tax computation for monthly reporting and the annual financial statements
• Prepared DWT returns for submission
• Ensures that all audit queries are addressed timely and that valid tax clearance is maintained at all times
• Ensures that payment for all tax types are paid within the prescribed timeframes
• Assists in other areas where required

Audit and year-end:
• Primarily responsible for providing all information to the auditors and Group management timeously
• Preparation of annual financial statements

Special projects:
• Is primarily responsible for the execution and day-to-day monitoring of the project

Strategic and other areas:
• Participates in meetings
• More detailed to complex communications required
• Decision making requires thorough analysis of best practice and research
• Subject matter knowledge is more detailed
• Collaborates and provides feedback for consideration of policies and strategy
• Limited negotiation with peers and subordinates
• Presents/trains peers and subordinates
• Assists in other areas where required

Other – Company specific:
• Will assist with accounting work through out the group when the need arises.

Job Evaluation Criteria Formal Education
Degree in Accounting or equivalent (BCom or BCompt (Acc))

• Accountant I – Completed articles or 5 years’ experience in bookkeeping/ accounting function

Critical Competencies Knowledge Skills and attributes
Accounting principles and practices Attention to detail
Proficiency in relevant computer skills in Accuracy
Evolution, Excel, Outlook, Word Planning and organising Follow processes and procedures
Problem analyzing
Problem solving
Good communication skills
Able to work under pressure
Focussed Team work
Active learner

Be flexible to work outside of normal working hours when required

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted