Bookkeeper Market Related

Durban Durban, Kwazulu Natal, Durban eThekwini, South Africa
Closing date
Feb 9, 2023

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Job Role
Book Keeper
Contract Type
Full Time
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SBS® is a Proudly South African company with its roots in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal and has been delivering water storage solutions to targeted industries for over 20 years. SBS® has a vision to impact positively on the communities where we operate and has remained true to that vision since the very beginning.

SBS seeks an intelligent, proactive, and dedicated Bookkeeper to operate in our SBS Corporate Services division in the Finance Team, based in Pinetown.

Job Purpose:
The incumbent will be responsible for recording daily financial transactions, updating the general ledger and preparing trial balances for perusal by the Accountant. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, payroll, cashbook and daily financial entries and reconciliations. She will perform daily accounting tasks such as monthly financial reporting, general ledger entries, and record payments and adjustments.

Core Responsibilities
  • Competent utilisation of accounting software and other computer systems
  • Capture, reconcile and maintain Cash Book, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and Trial balance
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and ensure proper GL coding
  • Comply with country and company policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Analyse Perform financial calculations, such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal
  • Reconcile or note and report discrepancies found in records
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers
  • Preparation of the monthly Management Accounts with supporting file within reporting deadlines and report on variances
  • Perform currency revaluations and pass journals.

Projects and documentation:
  • Debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information.
  • Tracking and reporting costs per project.
  • Prepare trial balances of books

Accounting procedures:
  • Process Cash books (Weekly & Monthly) (Various Bank Accounts) and reconcile.
  • Raise purchase orders
  • Capture supplier invoices
  • Daily capturing sundry creditors based on contracts
  • Monthly reconciliation of creditors for payment
  • Raise Sundry income invoices
  • Load payments on the bank system

General duties:
  • Perform general office duties, such as filing, answering telephones, and handling routine correspondence
  • Access computerized financial information to answer general questions as well as those related to specific accounts
  • Maintenance of Fixed Asset Registers
  • Prepare purchase orders and expense reports
  • Maintain inventory records - Reconciliation of Finished goods, Raw Materials and WIP
  • Petty Cash Claims and reimbursements
  • Assistance with Annual Audit.

Minimum qualification required:
  • Matric certificate
  • Bookkeeping certificate
  • With preference given to Diploma/Degree in Finance

Language proficiency
  • English

  • At least 5 years experience as a Bookkeeper

  • 5 years' experience as a bookkeeper, preferably in the construction/manufacturing industry
  • Experience with ERP systems (Syspro)
  • Computer literate (Proficient in Microsoft Office)
  • MS Excel intermediate to advanced

Personality characteristics
  • Analytical and systematic
  • Detail orientated
  • Highly motivated and proactive
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Honest, high integrity and dependable
  • Willing and able to work overtime
  • Adaptable and fast learner

Skills Required:
  • Matric - Mathematics and Accounting
  • Ability to work with ERP systems (Syspro)
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Good organizational skills

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