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Financial Accountant (m/f/d)

Bruker Corporation
Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Bruker is enabling scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker's high performance scientific instruments and high value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular, and microscopic levels. In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity, and customer success in life science molecular and cell biology research, in applied and pharma applications, in microscopy and nanoanalysis, as well as in industrial applications. Today, worldwide more than 8500 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations.

Bruker offers differentiated, high-value life science and diagnostics systems and solutions in preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics research, proteomics and multiomics, spatial and single-cell biology, functional structural and condensate biology, as well as in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics.

We are looking for a Financial Accountant to join our team in Woodmead, Johannesburg and assist in managing our financial transactions, financial reporting, and budget preparation. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records and providing financial insight and analysis to support decision-making. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of accounting principles, experience with financial reporting, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Collection and processing of supplier invoices (send to Xflow for approval and provide GL and Cost center allocation to BSC Team Porto).
  • Assist with Vendor onboarding application forms.
  • Working with AP Team to ensure correct supplier invoices are paid when required.
  • Responsible to contact supplier during the month to obtain interim statements and to ensure all invoices are processed within the month the expense was incurred - eg, Corporate Traveller, Vodacom etc..
  • Responsible for monthly creditor's reconciliation - Std Bank credit card, Stannic fleet cards.
  • Liaise with AP Team to ensure all documents are in place for Intercompany payments.
  • Responsible for receiving and processing (sending to all employees for reconciliation) of VISA credit card statements and Stannic Fleet Management allocations into the SAP GL. Employees to reconcile within 5 working days.
  • Responsible to check and verify Concur employee allocation and expenses before approval is sent to their managers. Must be reconciled on a monthly basis as per statement.
  • Liase with Standard Bank re VISA cards, limit increase, etc..
  • Responsible for Foreign Petty Cash - reconciliation and distribution of funds.
  • Review SAP GL for correct allocations as submitted to BSC Team.
  • Assisting with month end reporting into BPC
  • Assisting with B-BBEE annual audit
  • Assisting with annual external audit
  • Assisting with quarterly and annual stock count
  • Responsible for Revenue recognition reconciliation
  • Responsible for Deferred Revenue reporting
  • Communicating with the wider Accounts Payable team and comparing system reports to better manage Accounts Payable processes.
  • Review financial records to check for errors.
  • Assisting with annual tax packs
  • Assisting with budget preparations

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in financial accounting or a related field
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting standards
  • Experience with financial reporting and budget preparation.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Knowledge of SAP and ERP systems is a must

Bruker South Africa (PTY) Ltd. is engaged in and supports an Affirmative Action Program. The company maintains an audit and reporting system to determine overall compliance with its equal employment opportunity mandates, and oversees the affirmative action plan development, modification, implementation, effectiveness, and reporting requirements. The company follows the strict guidelines in support of the government's broad based black economic empowerment, and preference to this position will be given to a black female.

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