Business Accountant / Plant Accountant
Abantu Staffing Solutions
East London, South Africa
4d ago
source : Executive Placements

Main Purpose of Role

  • Responsible for supporting the Plant Financial Controller in controlling all plant costs and internal controls, compiling the annual budgets forecasts and ensuring that all plant statutory reporting requirements are met Working closely with the Senior Operational and Commercial Management to ensure that the plant remains profitable and drive cost saving through economic efficiency
  • Main Functions and Duties :

  • Control of Stock holding Ensure the correct level of stock is held for the
  • business requirements and the accounting are accurate and timely
  • Change Control Review and approval of purchase price, BOM and standard
  • costs changes Develop reporting systems to communicate impact of changes
  • Standard Costs Understand and maintain standard costing for existing parts
  • Assist in the development of reporting systems to communicate financial
  • margins at part, commodity, and vehicle level
  • Launch costs Control and reports all plant launch costs Work with the launch team
  • to prepare an annual launch forecast
  • P&L responsibility Full responsibility for specific P&L lines
  • Monthly forecasting Assist in Plant monthly forecasting process
  • Month End procedures Journal preparation, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis
  • during 3-day close Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Balance Sheet ensure balance sheet integrity (including Fixed Asset Register)
  • Corporate reporting Assist in the completion of monthly management
  • information pack including commentary Support Plant Controller on other
  • reports required for the monthly management pack
  • Inventory analysis Critical review of inventory profile and transactions
  • Detailed analysis and review of scrap entries
  • Control Monthly review of AP and AR ledgers to ensure accuracy and
  • compliance
  • Reporting / Forecasting Liaise with purchasing re control and forecast of P
  • Saves and Purchase Economics, prepare monthly reports for group submission
  • Accounting Sole control for accounting and reporting
  • Reporting Daily reporting on sales and scrap for the business
  • Supervision Support and provide guidance to other finance team members on daily issues
  • HSE : Ensure that all HSE policies and procedures are always adhered to APDP Understanding on the program and constantly keep up to date with any new development
  • Declarations Submission of yearly, annual declaration and maintaining adequate data and assist in developing systems to keep track
  • Tax to be able to prepare VAT, EMP 201 and provide any tax support as required by the plant controller
  • Custom s Basic understanding of customs and requirement applicable to the entity including managing a CCA
  • Payment s Prepare local and foreign payments
  • Accounts payable Process all eligible invoices and follow up on any queries
  • Qualification and Experience

  • BCom Accounting Degree / Diploma or equivalent / CIMA
  • Accounting Experience working in Manufacturing with ERP experience of
  • standard cost and BOM
  • Confident with strong Interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Hands on approach
  • Highly flexible and adaptable with the ability to work as an individual or as part
  • of a team and to work on their own initiative when required
  • High standard of Excel skills
  • Skills & Experience
  • Automotive Manufacturing experience
  • Understanding of IATF16949 / ISO9001
  • AS400 (System21) or similar operating system.
  • ERP experience
  • Hyperion experience
  • Experience of SOX Internal Audit procedures
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