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Senior Bookkeeper - Gauteng, Germiston

Ultra Personnel cc
Germiston Germiston, Gauteng Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Closing date
Apr 24, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Well known FMCG distributor is looking for an experienced Bookkeeper. Balance sheet experience is required. This position reports to the Financial Manager and is based in Modderfontein.
Accounting / Finance Diploma or similar
Minimum of 5 - 8 years' bookkeeping or accounting experience is required
Manufacturing industry experience is ESSENTIAL
Proficiency in accounting software such as Pastel and Microsoft Excel
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Knowledge of accounting principles, regulations, and practices
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
The Senior Bookkeeper is responsible for overseeing the financial records and transactions of the company.
The role involves the maintenance of accounting systems, the preparation of financial reports and the management of financial operations.
Maintain financial records using Pastel Partner / Sage 50
Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
Prepare and reconcile bank statements
Prepare financial statements and reports including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements
Manage payroll and employee benefits
Prepare and file tax returns and financial reports
Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations
Collaborate with other members of the finance team to develop financial strategies and plans
Train and supervise junior bookkeeping staff
The recording of the day-to-day financial transactions and completing the posting process to bring the books to the Balance Sheet stage
Entering data and maintaining accounting records
Creating reports and financial statements
Reconciling Control accounts with Sub-Ledgers
Reconciling inter-company loans and trade accounts
Processing cashbook receipts and payments
Reconciling the company bank statements
Checking accounting records for accuracy
Maintaining a system for organizing company documents
Maintaining detailed schedules of supporting information on various
Preparing, reconciling, and completing VAT returns
Preparing supporting documents for SARS reviews
Ensuring legal and tax compliance
Preparing cash flow statements
Assisting with audits, fact checks, and resolving discrepancies
Assisting with the profit and loss schedules for the monthly management accounts
Assisting with the profit and loss schedules for the annual financial statements
Supervising and training (where necessary) Debtors and Creditor Administrators and other finance staff
Performing partial checks of the posting processes
Ad hoc reporting
Proven accounting experience
A solid understanding of basic accounting and accounting payable/receivable principles
Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Able to prepare, review and understand financial statements
An ability to work quickly and accurately, a can-do attitude, an eye for detail, ability to work to deadlines
To be honest, discreet and trustworthy
A professional manner and a strong ethical code
Ability to multitask and remain self-motivated and positive
Commitment to working efficiently and accurately

Desired Skills:
  • bookkeeping
  • pastel
  • tax returns
  • sars
  • management accounts
  • financial statements

Employer & Job Benefits:
  • Basic Salary

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