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Assistant Accountant

De Beers Group of Companies
Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description -Lighting the way.
You enjoy finding answers and helping diverse teams to plan and meet their goals. Good with numbers, you communicate easily at many levels, explaining complex ideas in simple ways.
Come and be part of our team. We're shaping the future of a global business with an innovative mindset and a fascinating product.
We're the world's leading diamond company - a unique luxury business that thrives on the creativity, passion and knowledge of our people.
To push our company forwards, we always need to think differently. We welcome diverse perspectives, people who spark fresh thinking and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions
In return, we provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your ambitions.

Job Description -The purpose of the Assistant Accountant is to implement and monitor financial control procedures and ensure preparation of accounts in accordance with accepted accounting practices.
Key responsibilities include:

Coordinate information and compile lead schedules (Income statement & Balance Sheet) for AFC upload and HFM group reporting pack purposes for actual, forecast and budget submissions.
Assist Financial Reporting Accountant in resolving validation issues on the AFC upload.
Coordinate information and upload data in Anaplan (and related tax reporting systems) for actual, forecast and budget submissions.
Carries out delegated duties at year-end and performs ad hoc financial projects.
Compile schedules supporting calculations for statutory submissions when requested.
Review support for statutory submissions received from other sites/departments.
Ensures that Group treasury requirements are adhered to.
Prepare the DBCM 6 week rolling forecast by co-ordinating inputs received from FSS and other departments and recommend financing requirements to the Financial Reporting Accountant.
Providing accurate Financial Accounting Information and compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards.


-BCom Accounting degree or equivalent.

Knowledge and experience required:

Working knowledge of Financial and Cost management.
Advanced Financial Reporting knowledge.
Knowledge and application of IFRS.
Advanced accounting package/software and systems knowledge and skills - SAP and SAP.
Sound analytical skills to quickly discern trends and take remedial action and/or develop process and system improvements.

Additional Information -Who We Are: De Beers Group
Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world's leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining, sorting, valuing, selling and marketing of diamonds. Together with our joint venture partners, we operate in more than 20 countries across six continents.
We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant - for our people, our customers and the world around us.
We build partnerships and connect with our people and their communities to make a positive contribution to the wider world. We're constantly developing new ways to make an impact and build a beneficial legacy. We call it ‘Building Forever' - it's fundamental to our pioneering spirit and the purposeful way we do business.
Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.
Inclusion & Diversity
We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.
Closing date: 25 September 2023

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