Junior Financial Accountant - temporary
Willis Towers Watson
Johannesburg, Gauteng
1m ago

The Role

As a Junior Financial Accountant in our Finance team in South Africa you will be facilitating various aspects of the daily operations.

The role is a fixed-term role.

Your main responsibilities and duties include :

  • Weekly processing of expenses and general payments
  • Maintaining fixed asset registers
  • Intercompany accounting and reconciliations
  • General ledger reconciliations
  • Backup and support for all Finance functions and processes undertaken within team, supplier payables, employee T&E audits, foreign currency payments, banking & bank reconciliations, insurer reconciliations, etc
  • Supplier reconciliations and updates, managing statement enquiries from internal and external sources
  • Conduct process reviews with local management and recommend changes to improve efficiencies office
  • Data analysis to include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reporting requirements. Identify supplier spend and engage with business units / vendors to negotiate improved terms of trade
  • Complete audits and run internal checks to ensure compliance to all processes and procedures maintain instruction manuals
  • Assists with systems upgrades, changes to processes and liaise with Business Units and support users impacted by change
  • Manage special projects for the department
  • Delivering excellent service for internal customers.
  • Updating key data and information daily to comply with agreed Service Levels.
  • Researching accuracy of company information and ensuring that Willis SA records are up to date.
  • Conduct audit and accuracy checks on a regular basis.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure that all aspects of the role are completed daily. Sharing ideas and knowledge with colleagues.
  • Delivering whilst being compliant with Willis Towers Watson procedures and external (FSCA) regulations.
  • The Requirements

  • Completed B. Com accounting or similar including accounts 3
  • Completed accredited articles with a small or medium sized auditing firm.
  • Previous Finance / Accounting experience is essential
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office tools- intermediate Excel capability
  • Excellent customer service and organisational skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • General ledger experience
  • Project management skills beneficial
  • Reliable, with a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to prioritise work according to urgency and deliver to required deadlines without comprising quality
  • Ability to get on with the job quietly and efficiently
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Equal opportunity employer

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