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Senior Bookkeeper

Employer
SMD Technologies
Location
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 22, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Overview:
The Senior Bookkeeper will play a crucial role in maintaining accurate financial records, overseeing day-to-day accounting operations, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This position requires strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of accounting principles.

Responsibilities:
Manage the full accounting cycle, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger entries, and bank reconciliations.
Prepare and review financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
Conduct month-end and year-end closing procedures to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
Oversee payroll processing, including calculating wages, managing employee benefits, and ensuring compliance with tax regulations.
Maintain accurate records of financial transactions and monitor accounts to identify discrepancies or irregularities.
Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with all relevant tax laws and regulations.
Develop and implement internal controls and procedures to safeguard company assets and prevent fraud.
Assist in budgeting and forecasting activities, providing financial insights and analysis to support decision-making.
Liaise with external auditors and regulatory authorities as needed to facilitate audits and regulatory compliance.
Stay updated on changes in accounting standards, regulations, and best practices, and ensure adherence to industry guidelines.
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
Proven experience as a senior bookkeeper or similar role, with at least 2 years of experience.
Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practice.
Proficiency in accounting software such as QuickBooks, Xero, or Sage.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders.
High level of integrity and ethical conduct.
If you do not hear back from us within 3 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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