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Business Unit Accountant (Contract)

Kelly Sinclair Recruitment Partners
Durban Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a multinational manufacturing company in South Africa, is looking for an Accountant - BU to join their team in Durban for a Fixed-Term Contract & to be responsible for the financial, administrative and management systems.

Key Performance areas:

General Financial

Provide Financial analysis and support to management and all operational areas of the
Ensure compliance with internal control
Prepare financial reports and returns
Generate information and reports for internal and external use
Review and action Balance Sheet Account variances

Financial Reporting & General Ledger:

Prepare financial reports and returns.
Analyse and interpret finance reports and statistical data.
Investigate and action financial variances (budget/forecast).
Prepare and review and circulate the Monthly BU Financial Pack
Prepare financial reports and returns (Monthly BU/Plant Financial Pack).
Prepare monthly management accounts for Group submission.
Prepare monthly intercompany reporting for Group submission.
Prepare monthly capex reporting for Group submission.
Compile weekly sales reports.
Prepare and post Journal entries.

Audit and Financial Period

Prepare of the year-end statutory audit (External and Internal) in line with the consolidates audit plan.
Prepare ledge balance and an initial balance including all reconciliations, balance sheet
accounts and support documentation.
Prepare year-end reporting Accounting and Tax packs
Follow up and action Audit finding.

Creditors, Banking & Cash Management

Review and authorise creditors reconciliations, exception reports and payment
Approval of payment on the banking system.
Monitor daily cash positions and cash flows


Manage Forex risk and forex reporting.
Review Forex Forecasts

CAPEX & Fixed Assets

Consolidate the compile the BU capex reports.
Calculate ROI on proposed CAPEX
Complete CAPEX additions /disposal / transfer applications
Monitor and report CAPEX monthly spend vs budget and report on variances

Statutory Returns

Prepare/ review business tax returns (VAT, UIF, PAYE, WCA)
Comply with value -added tax administration

Stock Control

Monitor and review holding
Oversee stock takes
Analyses and investigate stock count variances
Maintain the integrity of the stock Sub system.


BCom in Financial Accounting or related qualification
4 years' experience in a Finance / Accounting role
Immediately available

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