Financial Accountant/Senior Bookkeeper - Cape Town Verfied

Salary Negotiable Cape Town, Western Cape Cape Town, Western Cape 12 days ago 03-08-2022 12:46:38 PM
Financial Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper (Contract)

Paarden Eiland

Our client, an international manufacturing concern is implementing a new accounting package, namely SAGE Pastel Partner (ERP). They seek to appoint an individual on a 6 month contract basis who will be responsible for the roll-out of the accounting system on SAGE Pastel Partner. The successful incumbent must have thorough knowledge of accounting principles as well as setting up of entities on Pastel Partner. Previous experience in a manufacturing environment (costing and stock (inventory) systems) are essential.


· A relevant tertiary qualification.

· Minimum of 5 years experience in a financial accounting role.

· Detailed knowledge of GAAP & IFRS, Tax, Legal Aspects and Capital Expenditure required.

· Previous experience in a manufacturing environment with an in-depth understanding of stock systems.

· Thorough knowledge of all Pastel Partner (ERP) modalities is essential.

· Ability to devise and implement account processes from scratch.

· Setting up and managing statutory requirements.

· Ability to train staff members.

· This is not a remote position.


Sound financial and business acumen
Methodical and accurate
Good problem solving skills
Team player and ability to function independently


Full Financial Accounting:

Close and reconciliation of sub-ledgers

General Ledger close process

Preparation of Annual Financial Statements

Fixed asset month end reporting.

Processing and posting of month end journals.

Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations

Preparation of VAT returns.

Preparation of Tax returns.

Fixed Asset Month end reporting

Ensure all assets are recorded on asset register and tax register

Account for the movement of fixed assets – transfers and disposals

Ensure that all assets are accounted for in terms of policy

Reconcile the fixed asset register and general ledger on a monthly basis

General Ledger Close

Raise month end close journals

Month end review of Income statement expenses

Preparation of monthly Balance sheet reconciliations

Escalate any necessary matters to the relevant Lead


Prepare monthly tax computations and raise related journal entries

Preparation of VAT, UIF, SDL and any other statutory returns and submission of same.

Other functions:

Monthly payroll (salaries & wages)


Stock (Inventory) system