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Empact Group Southern Africa
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
The main purpose of the job:

The incumbent will be responsible to execute financial administrative tasks including financial reporting relating to food units. Assist the Management Accountant in providing finance support to the operations, finance team and functional heads.

Desirable education and experience:
  • Matric plus relevant tertiary Accounting qualification
  • 5 years experience in Finance
  • SAP Experience required
  • CSFAB/AS400
  • MS Office and Advanced Excel
  • Ability to complete and manage the month end process
  • Experience in managing an area of a debt book exceeding 30 clients
  • Knowledge of Credit Management
  • Strong business planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial modelling skills
  • Ability to quickly analyse and manipulate large quantities of financial data, drawing out key matters of significance
  • Ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment (prepared to work overtime as and when required)
  • Own Transport

Key areas of responsibility:
  • Completion of full month end process for more than 30 units. This includes, analysis of financial results, preparation of invoices, preparation of monthly journals, presentation of financial results to management accountant and regional manager, reconciliations, multiple checks and balances
  • Analyze monthly trading and explain variances identified to Regional Managers and Management Accountant
  • Monthly results sign off process with Regional Managers and Management Accountant
  • Preparation of invoices and following up on payments
  • Allocate receipts on a timely basis (following up with clients regarding payment, following up regarding remittance advises for unallocated receipts, processing of all cash received into bank account on a daily basis and allocate payments on receipt of remittance advices timeously)
  • Monitoring weekly and monthly closures of units in the various accounting systems
  • Providing the business unit and/or regional teams with all the reporting required to help them manage their areas including monthly summaries of actual performance (Income statements with breakdowns)
  • Weekly GP and stock level monitoring
  • Provide on-going/adhoc reporting and analytical support,
  • Preparation of General Ledger recons
  • Ensure adherence to the company policies and procedures on a monthly basis
  • Check monthly/daily workflow from units
  • Take ultimate responsibility for customer related actions/issues/problems until resolved
  • Assist in preparation of annual budgets
  • Assist in preparation of forecasts
  • Providing assistance to unit managers and in-unit staff with all financial queries
  • Visiting sites and performing audits
  • Take lead for ensuring finance interfaces in place for unit mobilizations and demobilizations
  • Assistance with year end audit
  • Other finance related tasks

Knowledge Skills and Competencies required:
  • Good numeric and administration skills
  • Attention to detail and methodical
  • Staff management skills
  • Time management skills
  • Deadline Driven
  • Ability to work in a team

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