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Assistant Accountant

Employer
Belgotex Floorcoverings Ltd.
Location
Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg Msunduzi, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PURPOSE
The main purpose of this position is to take full responsibility for the timely and accurate collecting, processing, analyzing financial information, maintain records & ledgers. Dealing with transactions up to the general Ledger under the supervision of the financial accountant. Render assistance to the financial accountant in accordance with our companies Policy & Procedures.
SPAN OF CONTROL
This role forms part of Finance team and reports to Financial Accountant.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES & OUTPUTS

Preparing month end recons on selected accounts to balance to GL/TB.

Responsible for capturing monthly transactions which do not flow from sub-ledgers.

Provide Administrative support to with Financial Accountant to ensure Month End's, Year End's and Audits deadlines are conducted and processed correctly and timeous.

Coding/Processing credit cards and petrol cards to correct GL balancing codes and as per company policy.

Preparing, coding, and posting of petty cash and travel journals to correct GL balancing codes.

Maintain commission schedules with monthly entries, email to Francios and Paul once finalised - AUD Comm

Maintain loan account & travel schedules - SC Travel

Update forex schedules - Foreign Exchange

Purchase & reconciling foreign exchange when employees travel aboard.

Cancellation of credit cards.

Application for new credit cards.

Reconcile fleet vehicle account & follow up on queries, fines.

Maintain vehicle allowance schedules for senior managers and directors.

Maintain vehicle fine schedule for all vehicles and ensure drivers pay or deduction on salary.

Process approval requests for Fuel usage for the month.

Prepare and process all monthly journals and accounts for month end as per duty list.

Ensure variances/queries are resolved before capturing.

Posting of schedules into the accounting package.

Maintain and invoice specific suppliers that use company weigh bridge. Ensure funds are received.

Monitor and maintain schedule for Barter agreements for services rendered in return for services in exchange. - The Andros

Maintain Gas schedule and calculate gas usage for Hyster's using hours received monthly.

Process monthly inter account transactions by means of journal entries. - G/Fields Inter A/c

Maintain Diners Miles schedule for usage and points accumulated.

Code and post small Diners,Std Bank Petrol Card, FNB card allocated to Stephan Colle.

General Ad-hoc admin duties.

Liasing with internal /external persons.

REQUIREMENTS

3-5 years' experience in creditors department / cashbook department.
Computer literate: competent in Excel, D365, Word, Outlook
Knowledge of accounting concepts and principles.

MANAGERS EXPECTATIONS
To be successful in this role you must:

Be a team player - willing to assist a colleague when needed.
Be accountable for your actions and take ownership of own work.
Pay excellent attention to detail/meticulous.
Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Be able to exercise time management and prioritise tasks.
Be pro- active and show initiative.
Have integrity / honesty.
Be structured and be able to follow processes and procedures.
Ability to request help if required.
Ability to work under pressure in a deadline orientated environment.
Be able to work independently.

QUALIFICATIONS

Passed Matric with Maths and accounting.
National Diploma /bachelor's degree/Higher Certificate in Accounting (or studying towards one)

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