General Ledger Accountant - Manufacturing industryR300,000 - R400,000 per annumOur client a stable, international food and beverage company, seeks a General Ledger GL Accountant to join their team.
Due to the company's BEE requirements, preference be given to suitable EE candidates.Minimum requirements : Accounting or equivalent3 years working experience in an Accountant role where emphasis is on General Ledger accounting working within the manufacturing industryMS Excel -
Advanced levelSAP experience or knowledgeTax and Accounting KnowledgeDeadline orientatedStrong accuracy and attention to detailThorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures and principlesExperience with general ledger functions and the month / year end clo se processesAptitudue for numbers and quantitive skillsAwareness of trendsStrong work ethicRole and ResponsibilitiesPost and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recordedUpdate financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately availableAssist Finance Manager in the preparation of monthly / yearly closingsAssist in preparation of year-
end Audit SchedulesAssist with other accounting projectsProvide input into department's goal setting processParticipate in the setting up and review of accounting proceduresCreditorsProcess supplier invoices for work doneEnsure that all creditor accounts are reconciled on a monthly basisEnsure accurate payments to creditors within agreed payment termsEnsure that accruals are accounted for monthly and at year-
endEnsure that only valid creditors are paidPerform age analysis of creditors and follow up on balances older than 30 daysManage open Goods Received Accrual Accounts by following up on amounts older than 60 daysProcess correction journalsProvide creditor reports as requestedCash BooksProcess bank transactions into cashbooksReconcile bank accounts to cashbooksResolve queries in relation to bank transactionsMonth-
end-processesTrial balance review to ensure correct revenue and operating expenses allocationsEnsure monthly journal provisions are processed timeouslyMaintain and reconcile inter-
company accountsMeeting monthly reporting deadlinesBalance Sheet accounts reconciliationsManaging the opening and clos ing of the financial month.
Monthly SARS reporting on VAT and PAYE and paymentsIncome tax returns.Monthly expense variance analysisFixed Assets RegisterMaintain accurate fixed asset registerCreate and monitor a system of controls, procedures, and forms for the recording of fixed assetsAssign tag numbers to fixed assetsRecord fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting systemReconcile the balance in the fixed asset register to control accounts in the general ledgerPerform depreciation run fixed assetsReview fixed assets register and accumulated depreciation monthly.
Investigate potential obsolescence of fixed assetsConduct periodic physical inventory counts of fixed assets and recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of