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Accountant II

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases
Clernaville Waterfall, 3652 eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Full Time
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases is a leading provider of cryogenic pumps, heat exchangers, process systems, turboexpanders, services, and solutions for the liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied hydrogen (LH2), and industrial gases industries. Applications include fueling stations, marine engines, peak shaving, power generation, virtual pipelines, carbon capture, geothermal power and well stimulation. We are a subsidiary of Nikkiso Company Ltd, a leading industrial manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with $1.5 B USD in annual revenue, 8000 + employees worldwide, and publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Accounting I Position must have extensive knowledge of accounting and economic principles. Must be analytical, accurate, and have the ability to communicate in writing and verbally to all levels of management. In addition, be able to perform general accounting functions within the company ERP System, such as Adjusting Journal Entries, Accounts Receivable Invoicing, Accounts Payable vouchers, assist with Percentage of Completion calculation, and completing the General Ledger closing cycle. Assist with Outside Audits, JSOX, and Internal Audit PBC Schedules. Will need to complete ADHOC projects as needed and learn MASS 500 ERP System and assist with affiliate financial reporting as needed.

  • Perform month-end and year-end full-cycle accounting close process.
  • Prepare, reconcile, and analyze the Financials, which includes investigating discrepancies.
  • Performs bank reconciliation monthly, verifies all deposits, and addresses questions and problems from banking institutions.
  • Perform all functions relating to Accounts Receivable such as receiving and posting cash and collection on outstanding accounts.
  • Manage all aspects of customer invoicing including billings, collections, posting payments, investigating disputes and charge backs settlements.
  • Maintains accounting records for fixed assets.
  • Assists external and internal auditors with quarterly and year-end audit by preparing schedules, invoices, providing explanation of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.
  • Performs accounts payable duties such as verifying all invoices for payment, ensuring expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts.
  • Prepares state sales and use tax reports.
  • Maintains records of all financial documents with appropriate supporting material. Updates records as necessary.
  • Analysis of POC inputs (costs), outputs (revenues) and Gross Margins.
  • Supporting the project team by analyzing vendors % of completion for POC (ASC 606).
  • Assuming bookkeeping responsibilities for Nikkiso South Africa.
  • Learning new ERP package (MAS500).
  • Leading J-SOX compliance efforts.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers (PM's), procurement, and engineering to develop and maintain monthly project cost forecasts.
  • Identify and document claims to customers on behalf of project managers due to delays or scope changes. Create tracking mechanisms or tools.
  • Back-up for Payroll and document control.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Manufacturing / Engineering background required.
  • Exposure and appreciation for Project Management.
  • Experience equivalent to appropriate four-year college degree program.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years' accounting experience plus knowledge of computerized accounting systems, ability to work with detail, and strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Cost forecasting and scheduling experience or exposure.
  • Self-driven personality with high motivation to work in an international company.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, both management and staff alike, vendors, clients, and others.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude.

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