Assistant Accountant

Exceed Human Resource Consultancy
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Apr 16, 2021
May 01, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
To maintain fixed asset and inventory records, petty cash floats and staff expense claims, and to provide assistance with maintaining the accounting records and reconciliations.

Maintenance of Fixed Asset and Inventory Registers ensuring that acquisitions, transfers and disposals are correctly recorded, and depreciation is correctly calculated

Updating of general ledger for all transactions relating to assets

Facilitation of bi-annual physical verification of assets

Management of asset insurance policies, liaison with insurance brokers in SADEC countries and administration of insurance claims

Custodial responsibilities for maintenance of petty cash floats in local and foreign currencies

Compilation of accounting entries relating to petty cash transactions

Processing of staff expense claims

Reconciliation of Staff Debtor / Creditor accounts

Preparation of journals for approval by Finance Controller

Integration of monthly investment bank journals

Perform other ad hoc reconciliations

Liaison with external and internal auditors as needed

Assisting Finance colleagues with other tasks as needed

An Accounting diploma or currently studying towards an Accounting degree

3 years experience in managing fixed assets including the maintenance of the fixed asset register and compilation of related accounting transactions

Understanding of the various types of corporate insurance cover

Experience in liaising with insurance brokers

Experience in integrated accounting systems

Accuracy and attention to detail (essential)

Ability to work under pressure and honour deadlines

Have excellent Excel skills and a good command of English

Experience in accounting for transactions in foreign currencies