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Senior Bookkeeper - Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth

Bay Recruitment
Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of the Role:

Handle the day-to-day processing of transactions as well as month-end functions of balance sheet reconciliations, VAT returns and intercompany invoicing. This role will support the Financial Manager and Management.
The role will include the month-end processing for various companies.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Processing of monthly creditors invoices and making payments.
  • Performing creditors reconciliations and ensuring timely payments to creditors.
  • Monthly debtors invoicing and receipting.
  • Performing intercompany billing monthly.
  • Monitoring the debtor's age analysis and ensuring timeous collections.
  • Processing monthly cashbook transactions and performing bank reconciliations.
  • Processing monthly journals and closing accounting modules in Syspro at month-end.
  • Recording stock purchased and clearing the GRN account monthly.
  • Processing monthly fixed asset entries and performing reconciliations to ensure that entries have been posted correctly, all assets have been loaded correctly and that the system reports the balance to the ledger.
  • Submitting monthly VAT returns, performing VAT reconciliations and providing audit schedules when requested.
  • Performing monthly reconciliations of the balance sheet accounts and bringing any issues to management's attention timeously.
  • Reviewing all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval before presenting for payment
  • Verifying entries and comparing system reports to statements.
  • Maintaining accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Managing the petty cash and credit cards.
  • Preparing and posting monthly journals.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and presenting these to management
  • Assessing the reasonability of municipal account statements, querying accounts with the Municipality for charges which appear unreasonable.
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:
  • University Accounting Degree
  • Experience in working on Syspro advantageous
  • 2+ years of experience in an accounting environment.

Key Competencies:
  • Self-Management - Attention to detail with the ability to see the bigger picture. Self-driven, disciplined and accountable. Ability to define and analyse a problem, gather necessary information, and draw valid conclusions for problem resolution. Welcoming constructive criticism.
  • Technical - Knowledge of accounting principles related to accounts payables, stock, bank and cash and account receivables.
  • Technological - Working knowledge of MS Office Suite and Syspro. Intermediate proficiency in Excel. Ability to become proficient in the organisation's various systems.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to work in a small office environment as part of a team.
  • Language - Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English. The ability to read, write and speak in other languages is desirable. Ability to communicate professionally via all forms of media, both verbal and written.

  • Additional functions and or duties may be required in addition to those listed above.

Desired Skills:
  • Syspro
  • MS Office Suite
  • Advanced Excel
  • Accounting Principles

Desired Work Experience:
  • 5 to 10 years

Desired Qualification Level:
  • Degree

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