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Junior Accountant

Cape Town City Centre Cape Town Cape Town Region, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Want to join a frontrunner in renewable energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable renewable energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present on four continents and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for a Junior Accountant in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision - Improving our future. As our Junior Accountant, you will manage the full accounting process for project and service companies up to trial balance, prepare monthly internal reporting and analysis and support audit preparations and audit fieldwork enquiries. You will provide the Finance Manager with management accounting information, manage payments for operating entities and reply to ad hoc queries.

Main Responsibilities
  • Financial accounting- Processing cashbooks for several group companies
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for several group companies
  • Prepare monthly supplier reconciliations and travel account and expense claim reconciliation
  • Prepare corporate credit card reconciliations, audit working paper and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare workings for ED and BEE requirement, monthly journal entries and Inter-company invoices
  • Prepare Customer/Utility invoices and monthly customer statements
  • Payments- Coordinate weekly payment runs (domestic and international)
  • Reviewing of invoices for compliance, e.g., VAT, company details, purchase order
  • Prepare weekly payment batches for entities and resolve supplier and invoice queries
  • Load payments to banking system and store proof of payments and share with relevant parties
  • Tax, Compliance and other- KYC administration support for Banking and other institutional requirements
  • Prepare monthly VAT workings and submissions

Qualifications And Competencies
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in ERP systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel
  • 3+ years Bookkeeping experience
  • Understanding of finance function and sub-processes
  • Preparation of full trial balance and Annual Financial Statements
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written

Personal characteristics
It is part of every employees' terms of reference to contribute to Scatec's vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:
  • Predictable: demonstrate clear communication and listening skills, shares information in an open and honest way
  • Driving results: demonstrate determination, pro-activeness, can prioritise and work independently
  • Changemaker: demonstrate entrepreneurship, can challenge, fast learner, take initiates and adjust
  • Working together: demonstrate teamwork, shares responsibilities, can compromise, has a can-do attitude

For the particular role we also expect
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • Driven and focused to meet tight deadlines without exception
  • Numerical aptitude and general financial awareness
  • Organized and methodical
  • Driven, always looking for ways to improve and having high aspirations for own work
  • Solution-oriented
  • Excellent managerial delegation and coordination skills
  • Communication and team working skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Self-reliant and efficient and structured
  • Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude

We offer
Scatec is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

Scatec is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.

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