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Financial Accountant

East Johannesburg JHB - Eastern Suburbs, Gauteng Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing date
Jul 9, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
FMCG concern, based in the East of Johannesburg, is looking for a Financial Accountant to join their team. Experience with Syspro advantageous. A large company offering growth! The perfect candidate would be young and energetic, coming from the FMCG/ Retail Industry as well as experience with Flash Reporting. Qualifications:
  • B. Com Accounting degree essential
  • Computer literate: Syspro (advantageous) and MS Office (Strong Excel)
  • Minimum of 5 years' working experience in a similar role
  • Experience in an FMCG environment will be advantageous for this role
  • All Financial reporting up to trial balance (Month-end, Year-end, Quarterly reviews)
  • Processing of General ledger journals and ensuring that entries are correctly processed in the GL (and keeping and maintaining the required supporting documents for internal and external audit review)
  • Submission of Flash Results and compiling Pack reporting by the 2nd and 4th working day respectively
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations to be performed monthly for review
  • Maintaining Fixed Asset registers
  • Liaising with the Auditors (both Internally and Externally)
  • Compilation of Budgets and giving guidance to the respective branches in this regard
  • Capex management (Initiating capex, maintaining all required documents on file for audit purposes, verification of fixed assets on at least an annual basis)
  • Calculation of commissions, provisions etc
  • Liaising with factory and operation managers for expense accruals, queries etc
  • Release of local creditor payments in the bank and verifying that creditor reconciliations are correct
  • Performing day ends and month ends in Syspro for the following modules: AR/AP/INV/Cashbook/GL
  • Ensuring clear intercompany charge accounts monthly.
  • Investigation and resolution of queries
  • Implementation of policies and procedures through standard operating policies and the maintenance thereof
  • Various other ad hoc projects that may be required from time to time.

Attributes and skills:
  • Ability to perform under high levels of pressure
  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Solutions-driven
  • Solid and dependable team player
  • Adherence to strict deadlines
  • Good time management skills and able to work to multiple deadlines concurrently

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