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Senior Accountant

FullStop Recruitment
Johannesburg Johannesburg , Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Reports to : General Manager - Finance

Job Purpose and Summary

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for coordinating accounting functions and programs.

Preparing financial analyses and reports. Preparing revenue projections and forecasting expenditure.

Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets. Maintaining and reconciling balance sheet and

general ledger accounts. Prepare documentation for External Auditors. Coordinate semi-annual

audits and assist the GM - Finance and IT in running audits.

Accounting Function

Oversee the full accounting function from Income Statement to Balance Sheet, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts to support financial planning activities.
Preparation and Processing
Manage the processing of source documents to trial balance, including the preparation and processing of monthly journals such as salary journals, depreciation journals, and interest on loan accounts etc.
Prepare and issue monthly intercompany invoices, facilitating seamless financial transactions within the organization.
Compile monthly management reports to provide insights into financial performance and aid decision-making.
Coordinate the preparation of annual financial statements, providing support during audits and addressing any queries that may arise.
Handle SARS e-filing submissions and administration, as well as liaising with tax authorities to address queries effectively.


Conduct reconciliations of general ledger accounts to maintain accuracy and integrity of financial data.
Oversee inventory management processes, including conducting stock takes and reconciliations at month-end.


Handle SARS e-filing submissions and administration, as well as liaising with tax authorities, address queries effectively.
Facilitate the filing of annual returns and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements such as EMP501 and EMP201.
Prepare IT14 tax returns and handle all related tax obligations efficiently.


Prepare financial statements such as the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, which provide an overview of the company's financial position, performance, and cash flow.
Prepare specialized reports such as inventory reports, cost analysis reports, financial performance dashboards, and ad-hoc reports requested by management or other stakeholders.


Assist in preparing documentation for external auditors and compile audit findings and recommendations into reports for management and stakeholders.
Work closely with external auditors, providing them with access to financial records, answering inquiries, and addressing any requests for additional information.
Assist auditors in conducting tests of controls and substantive procedures to verify the accuracy and completeness of financial data.
Ensure that all audit documentation is properly maintained and organized, including working papers, schedules, and supporting evidence


Execute the end-to-end payroll process accurately and timely, ensuring all employees are paid correctly and on schedule.
Input and maintain employee data in the payroll system, including new hires, terminations, salary changes, and benefits deductions.
Reconcile payroll accounts and resolve discrepancies to ensure accuracy of payroll data and financial reporting.
Generate payroll reports for management, HR, and accounting purposes, providing insights into labour costs, headcount, and other key metrics.
Assist with internal and external audits of payroll records, providing documentation and explanations as needed to ensure compliance with audit requirements


Submit CIPC returns and perform related duties to maintain compliance with corporate governance standards.
Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts to support financial planning activities.

Knowledge of:

Must have knowledge and experience of SAGE Accounting packages.
Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word. Strong knowledge of accounting principles and regulations.
SARS e-filling.
Must have Payroll experience and worked on payroll software (Sage Professional Payroll Advantage)
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Deadline driven individual who can work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work under pressure.

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor's degree in financial accounting or similar.
Minimum of 5 years accounting.
Valid driver's license and own reliable transport.

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