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Accountant - Western Cape, Paarl

AtripleA Recruitment & Temps
Paarl Paarl, Western Cape Drakenstein, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Accountant

Job Summary:
Our client, a reputable company in the wine industry, is seeking a dedicated and detailoriented On-site Accountant. The ideal candidate will possess excellent problemsolving abilities and strong communication skills, with the capacity to perform effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment. This position is based on the farm located in Paarl, and encompasses accounting responsibilities for both the farm and its hospitality section.

Key Responsibilities:
- Engage in day-to-day operational activities within the administration, finance, and hospitality departments.
- Provide support to the Head of Finance and the accounting team across all accounting practices.
- Handle a variety of financial tasks ensuring the trial balance is ready and reconciled for financial reporting.
- Prepare accurate monthly reports, conduct monthly reconciliations, and track transactions meticulously.
- Assist in budget forecasting preparation and support.
- Aid the Head of Finance in the preparation of financial statements.
- Maintain the asset register.
- Oversee all administrative functions related to the position.

- Diploma or Degree in Accounting.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant accounting experience within the wine and hospitality industry.
- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, Xero, Vinsight, Lightspeed, MarketMan, and SharePoint.
- Accurate and transparent approach to work.
- Strong knowledge of SARS legislation and statutory submissions.
- Must have own reliable transport.

Personal Attributes:
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication abilities.
- Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Desired Skills:
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skillls
  • Ability to handle pressure

Desired Qualification Level:
  • Degree

About The Employer:

Nestled on the slopes of the unspoiled Paardeberg mountain, approximately 45 minutes from Cape Town, lies a historic vineyard with roots dating back to 1704. This vineyard, first granted to Olof Bergh, boasts a winemaking tradition spanning over three centuries. The farm takes an environmentally sensitive approach to agriculture, embracing minimal intervention during the winemaking process to produce wines that reflect their unique origin. Its flagship wines are named after rare fynbos species endemic to the Paardeberg mountain, highlighting the farm's dedication to preserving its natural heritage.

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