Skip to main content

This job has expired

Senior Bookkeeper

South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth / Uitenhage), South Africa - Eastern Cape ZA, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 14, 2024

View more

Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking an experienced Senior Bookkeeper to join our finance team in the manufacturing sector. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the financial records, ensuring compliance with accounting principles, and contributing to the overall financial health of the organization.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
Professional certification such as CPA or equivalent is highly desirable.
Proven experience as a Senior Bookkeeper in a manufacturing environment.
Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and best practices.
Proficient in accounting software
MS Office suite.
Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


Minimum of 5 years of experience in bookkeeping and financial management.
Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Record Maintenance:

Oversee and maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records for the manufacturing facility.
Record day-to-day financial transactions and complete the posting process.
Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable functions efficiently.

Financial Reporting:

Prepare and analyze financial statements on a regular basis.
Generate various financial reports for management, highlighting key performance indicators and financial trends.
Provide financial data for budgeting and forecasting purposes.


Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulations, and company policies.
Coordinate with external auditors during annual audits and assist in the preparation of audit schedules.

Payroll Administration:

Oversee payroll processing, including deductions, withholdings, and ensuring accuracy in employee compensation.
Stay informed about changes in payroll regulations and implement necessary adjustments.

Financial Analysis:

Conduct financial analysis to identify variances, trends, and opportunities for improvement.
Provide insights and recommendations to management based on financial analysis.

Process Improvement:

Identify and implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of financial operations.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to streamline financial workflows.

Cash Management:

Monitor and manage cash flow to ensure the organization's liquidity.
Make recommendations for optimizing working capital.

Team Collaboration:

Collaborate with other departments to gather financial information and support decision-making processes.
Provide guidance and mentorship to junior members of the finance team.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert