Assistant Accountant

Employer
Latitude Resource
Location
Cape Town Region, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Closes
May 07, 2021
Ref
2106713134
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A leading and growing retailer has a fantastic opportunity for a bright, dynamic and outgoing Assistant Accountant in the household plastics industry located in the Northern Suburbs.

Plastics provide great value by being reusable, versatile and recyclable. They are also affordable and thats why this retailer believes plastics wont cease to exist anytime soon.

The ideal candidate will be part of a professional and positive work environment. Integrity and ethics are very important to them. Resourcefulness and dedication are emphasized in this role.

We encourage anyone that suits the requirements to apply today.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Capture and allocate Cash book data and bank reconciliation
  • Data capturing - Finalise books to Trial Balance
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and related General Ledger Accounts
  • Reconciliation of Petty cash and general expenses
  • Processing and month end provisions and reconciliations of general ledger - all month end journals
  • Complete and accurate recording and allocation of Income Statement items
  • General Administration & data capturing
  • Retrieves documentation and provides information for the Auditor, as required, during the annual audit
  • Provides back-up assistance to other member of the team and requests from Director
  • Consistently demonstrates willingness to assist the Finance team to ensures smooth operations in department
  • Contributes positively towards a professional and peasant working environment in the department and company
  • Always communicates professionally with colleagues and managers

Skills, Abilities and Job-Related Knowledge:
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Experience in retail environment beneficial
  • Strong attention to detail a and excellent numerical skills
  • Bilingual (English & Afrikaans) beneficial
  • Long term vision
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional
  • Outgoing
  • Be able to work accurately under pressure, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and have strong problem-solving skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to follow rules and procedures

Minimum Requirements:
  • Matric + Bookkeeping qualification, Degree/ Diploma in Accounting
  • 3 years relevant accounting experience
  • Excellent Computer literacy (MS Office Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of account software packages

Salary: R 144 000 p.a. R168 000 p.a. (neg.)