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Accountant

Employer
Helderberg Personnel cc
Location
Brackenfell Brackenfell, Western Cape Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 17, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance/Costing
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Fully bilingual in Afrikaans and English
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure
  • Own vehicle required and willing to travel to Cape Area and Garden Route once a month
Duties will include but not limited to:
  • Financial Reporting: - Preparation of financial statements such as balance sheets
    • Income Statements, and cash flow statements to provide an overview of the company's financial health
  • Cost Accounting: - Tracking costs associated with construction projects including materials, labour, equipment, subcontractors, and overhead expenses
    • Cost accounting helps in assessing project profitability and controlling expenses.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: - Developing budgets for construction projects and forecasting future financial performance based on project estimates, market trends, and company goals
  • Job Costing: - Allocating costs to specific construction projects to determine the profitability of each project and to identify areas where costs can be minimized
  • Payroll Processing: - Managing payroll for construction workers, including calculating wages, taxes, benefits, and deductions
  • Accounts Payable (AP): - Managing payments to suppliers, subcontractors, and vendors for materials, services, and equipment used in construction projects
  • Accounts Receivable (AR): - Invoicing customers for completed work, tracking payments received, and following up on outstanding invoices to ensure timely payment
  • Cash Management: - Monitoring cash flow to ensure that there is enough liquidity to cover expenses and to invest excess funds efficiently
  • Tax Compliance: - Ensuring compliance with tax laws and regulations, including income tax, sales tax, payroll tax, and any industry-specific taxes or incentives
  • Financial Analysis: - Analysing financial data to identify trends, opportunities for cost reduction, and areas for improvement in efficiency and profitability
  • Internal Controls: - Implementing internal controls to safeguard assets, prevent fraud, and ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial reporting
  • Risk Management: - Identifying and managing financial risks associated with construction projects, such as cost overruns, delays, and fluctuations in material prices or interest rates
  • Audit Preparation: - Coordinating with auditors and preparing financial documents and records for internal or external audits
    • These accounting functions are crucial for the effective financial management of a construction company and for ensuring its long-term success and sustainability
Only candidates currently residing in the Western Cape will be considered for this position.
In return, a competitive salary is on offer.

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