General Ledger Accountant – Government Job Vacancies in Rosebank

Performer Recruitment

Introduction

Super opportunity to join a small yet dynamic finance team within a global FMCG company as a General Ledger Accountant. The hands-on accountant position is primarily responsible for Expense Reports Processing, Banking, Cash Receipts, Prepaids, Accruals and related accounts reconciliations. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The GL Accountant reports directly into the Financial Director, you will be responsible for :

  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available
  • Assist Finance Manager in the preparation of monthly / yearly closings
  • Assist in preparation of year-end Audit Schedules
  • Assist with other accounting projects
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Participate in the setting up and review of accounting procedures 

Creditors

  • Process supplier invoices for work done
  • Ensure that all creditor accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Ensure accurate payments to creditors within agreed payment terms
  • Ensure that accruals are accounted for monthly and at year-end
  • Ensure that only valid creditors are paid
  • Perform age analysis of creditors and follow up on balances older than 30 days
  • Manage open Goods Received Accrual Accounts by following up on amounts older than 60 days
  • Process correction journals
  • Provide creditor reports as requested 

Cash Books

  • Process bank transactions into cashbooks
  • Reconcile bank accounts to cashbooks
  • Resolve queries in relation to bank transactions

Month-end-processes

  • Trial balance review to ensure correct revenue and operating expenses allocations
  • Ensure monthly journal provisions are processed timeously
  • Maintain and reconcile inter-company accounts
  • Meeting monthly reporting deadlines
  • Balance Sheet accounts reconciliations
  • Managing the opening and closing of the financial month
  • Monthly SARS reporting on VAT and PAYE and payments
  • Income tax returns
  • Monthly expense variance analysis

Fixed Assets Register

  • Maintain accurate fixed asset register
  • Create and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recording of fixed assets
  • Assign tag numbers to fixed assets
  • Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset register to control accounts in the general ledger
  • Perform depreciation run for all fixed assets
  • Review fixed assets register and accumulated depreciation monthly
  • Investigate potential obsolescence of fixed assets
  • Conduct periodic physical inventory counts of fixed assets and recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of

Desired Experience & Qualification

Qualifications and education requirements

  • B Com Accounting (or equivalent)
  • CA – advantageous

Preferred Skills

  • Minimum 3 years work experience
  • MS Expertise – Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge of Tax and Accounting
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Deadline Orientated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principles
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year- end close processes
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

Market related + Benefits 

Performer Recruitment

Olwethu Njikela
Skeen Office Park, 16 Skeen Road
2007 Bedfordview, Gauteng
http://www.performer.co.za

 

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