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Accountant

Employer
Network Recruitment
Location
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role aims to provide operational financial processing and support to the Finance Teams, Senior Management and Executive within the group.

Key Result Areas/Responsibilities:
  • Under limited supervision, responsible for various activities (including capturing and processing) relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and accounting across the subsidiaries within the group.
  • Perform financial reconciliations including balance sheet reconciliations and clearing account reconciliations.
  • Resolution of reconciling items within group policy guidelines.
  • Ensure accounting records are in line with relevant accounting standards and group accounting policies.
  • Assist in the monthly and annual reporting process to ensure timely delivery of accurate financial information, including assistance with statutory compliance as needed.
  • Assist with audit processes.
  • Build relationships and work collaboratively with subsidiary finance teams and business units outside the finance team to ensure optimal performance of duties.
  • Share knowledge and collaborate to ensure adherence to the accounting standards and group accounting policies.
  • Collaborate and support the FP&A function on a continuous basis.
  • Ad hoc requests from line manager.

Role Requirements:
To be successful in the role you will need the following:

Skills and Attributes:
  • An independent, self-motivated individual who works well in a fast-paced environment with a positive, service-oriented attitude and attention to detail
  • An analytical thinker with a growth mindset, superior problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent multi-tasker who effectively prioritizes tasks to meet deadlines, whilst allowing time for review
  • Highest level of integrity and good judgment, with the ability to effectively deal with highly sensitive, confidential information
  • Advanced levels of proficiency in the following:
    • Communication skills (all forms)
    • Knowledge and skills in the principles of accounting, balance sheet management and accounting standards (IFRS)
    • Microsoft 365 (mainly Excel) skills and proficiency in financial software
    • Advanced Excel proficiency including, but not limited to, Xlookup and Pivot Tables
  • Sound interpersonal skills with abilities to engage diverse stakeholders across different teams and geographies
  • Deadline driven
Educational Requirements:
  • BCom Accounting Degree
Experience Requirements:
  • At least 3 years experience in Financial Accounting environment, preferably in an entrepreneurial or high growth multi-national organisation
  • Financial Services industry experience is advantageous

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