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Grahamstown Grahamstown Makana, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
Reference: PE002470-RB-1Our client, a wholesaler and a brand market leader in their specific business sector, is seeking to employ an experienced Bookkeeper to their team. Candidates applying for this position must be bilingual; viz. English and Afrikaans. This position is based in Port Elizabeth.8 to 10 years of experience in general accounting and financial administration secures. An exciting career opportunity awaits you.

The Candidate requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or any other related field.
At least 8 to 10 years of experience in general accounting and performing of the general financial administration functions of a company/business.

Additional requirements:

Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent knowledge of accounting practices.
Deep understanding of accounting principles.
Knowledge of general business practices.
Expertise in accounting software (Sage Evolution and Pastel) and proficiency in all Microsoft applications (especially Microsoft Excel).
Ability to always maintain confidentiality.
Strong analytical ability.
Ability to analyse huge volumes of data (meticulous attention to entry of data, comfortable dealing with huge volumes of data, etc.).
Ability to work in a team and create strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ease, be self-motivated and proactive, have a voracious thirst for knowledge, have critical attention to detail, be able to prioritize and meet deadlines while working on multiple duties/tasks and have critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills that will ensure effective conveyance of information and execution of duties in a cross-functional setting.
Proficient in Afrikaans and English (writing and speaking).

Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:

Maintain records of financial transactions by posting and verifying data.
Define bookkeeping policies and procedures.
Develop systems to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts (using Sage Evolution).
Manage and control all aspects of Payroll (Pastel) as well as submit EMP201 returns, IRP5 reconciliation and all other payroll related documents to SARS.
Manage and control all aspects of debtors (using Sage Evolution) - accurate allocation of deposits and following up on outstanding debtors.
Manage and control all aspects of creditors (using Sage Evolution) - creditors recons, accurate allocation of payments made, following-up on outstanding credits etc.
Load creditor payments, salaries, and wages onto banking platform (currently FNB Business Online).
Recon of inter branch/company loan accounts (and other inter branch/company accounts e.g., debtors and creditors).
Manage and control all aspects towards VAT (preparing and submitting VAT returns). Recon VAT returns to VAT control accounts etc. Recon VAT reports to the Sales/Turnover account.
Calculate and submit Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) on an annual basis.
Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
Prepare monthly management accounts and reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information.
Develop and implement financial controls as and where needed.
Maintain a balanced general ledger and preparing a trial balance.
Develop and maintain system generated reports.
Compile and maintain fixed asset registers.
Prepare information and data for auditors.
Prepare budget and monitor variances against budget.
Advise management on compliance needs.
The candidate will need to be working together with various team members within the company.

Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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