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Senior Accountant

Employer
Profile Data
Location
East London East London Buffalo City, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 8, 2024

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Job Role
Accountant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description
Senior Accountant required for a reputable accounting firm based in East London
Processing of accounting records onto a computerized accounting system resulting in an accurate and complete set of books. Completing of annual financial statements of CC's, trusts, sole proprietors and Body Corporates and working paper files. Calculation of taxation owing by business and individuals. Completion of statutory returns e.g. PAYE, UIF, SDL, VAT, Workman's Compensation etc. Completion of annual IRP5's and EMP501's. Liaising with clients directly. Supervise and train junior and intermediate accountants.
Requirements:

BCom degree or equivalent work experience
Completed articles (advantageous)
Microsoft Office (Excel / Word)
Caseware (advantageous)
Vanilla Payroll (advantageous)
Pastel (advantageous)
Xero (advantageous)
Communication skills: Be able to converse in English/Afrikaans/Xhosa (advantageous)

Responsibilities:

Supervise and initiating the processing of client information cheques, receipts, sales invoices, purchase invoices
Perform bank reconciliations
Processing and reconciling of Petty Cash and cash control accounts
Keeping of a fixed asset register
General journals - e.g. depreciation, provisions, interest salaries, stock, etc.
Process journal entries e.g. new instalment sale agreements, interest on borrowings, provisions, accruals of income and expenses, bad debts ect.
Foreign exchange transactions
Reconcile debtors and creditors statements.
Correct accounting treatment on disposal of assets (property, plant & equipment) and investments and the calculation of the taxation on capital gains/losses.
Analyse the resulting trial balance for mistakes / deviations and be able to discuss the results with the client.
Analytical review of AFS - GP%, Inventory days, Creditors days, Debtors days
Ability to record books from insufficient records.
Produce a draft set of financials and a working paper file for sole proprietors, close corporations, trusts, partnerships, small business corporations, farmers and Body Corporates.
Prepare the notes to financial statements
Formulate accounting policies
Identifying provisions and contingent liabilities
Calculate the tax liability for sole proprietors, individuals, close corporations and trusts, small business corporations, farmers, Body corporates and partnerships.
Calculate the taxation on lumpsum payments by retirement
Non-resident tax
Withholding Tax on companies
Calculation of PAYE/UIF/SDL levies and VAT.
Completion of statutory returns e.g. UIF/SDL/PAYE/VAT.
Liaise with client re payment of the above returns.
Preparations of payroll.
Issuing of IRP5's and IT3's and reconciliation to EMP501 at year end.
Reconciliations of input/output VAT to annual financial statements and monthly trial balances
Compiling and discussing with the client of monthly management accounts.
Recording and identifying short comings in internal controls
Accounting for Loans on Related Parties
Set-up of accounting systems for clients

Should you wish to apply please email your CV through to Emily Lessing at [Email Disabled]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive a response within 14 days please consider your application unsuccessful. We will keep your CV on our database for any other relevant roles that may arise.

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