Accounts Payable Manager
Stellenbosch, South Africa
3d ago, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Accounts Payable Manager to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The position reports to the Takealot's Finance Manager.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Managing team of accounts payable team leaders, clerks and data capturers. (Performance and talent management including administrative responsibilities)
  • Managing process of onboarding new suppliers and maintenance of current suppliers on Pastel.
  • Manage supplier’s credit limits, open orders and discount types with suppliers and buyers.
  • Quality review of monthly supplier reconciliations (Stock and expense creditors).
  • Resolving non-routine supplier queries escalated by team members, retail and warehouse departments.
  • Managing ageing of all creditors and ensure timely payment. (Pastel ageing, GRIR and control accounts)
  • Perform accounting procedures where required (capturing of discounts etc)
  • Ensure all conditional / unconditional rebates are captured and accounted for.
  • Ensure all Supplier Returns (RFC’s) are processed and accounted for.
  • Monthly reporting of key funding requirements and ageing to stakeholders.
  • Managing daily, weekly and monthly payment cycle.
  • Upload payment batches onto the bank.
  • Uploading / capturing of Bank Statements and perform Bank Reconciliations.
  • Identification, investigating and solving of all system and process related issues affecting accounts payable. This includes changing current processes and implementing changes required.
  • Preparation of accounts payable reports (including but not limited to Age Analysis, Open Orders, Rebates, RFCs,Credit Limit, GRIR capturing)
  • Manage / create Supplier Invoicing (Rebates / Margin Support).
  • Follow up on Supplier Invoices and ensure collection (cash / credit note).
  • Assist with BEE Certification process.
  • Ad-hoc requests from CFO and Finance Managers
  • Attributes required :

  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Work under pressure
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Problem solving skills
  • Qualifications :

  • Applicants must be in possession of a tertiary qualification (B.Com / B.Tech degree) with accounting as a major subject
  • 3 5 Years relevant Accounts Payable Manager experience
  • Experience in managing big team of clerks / data capturers
  • Relevant experience in maintaining large volumes of suppliers / transactions
  • Computer proficiency pertaining to MS Office is a prerequisite, strong excel skills
  • Pastel experience an advantage
  • The Environment :

  • employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
  • com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it's all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.
  • We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :

  • is respectful but forthright
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial , thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business
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