Accountant
CLS Human Capital Specialists
Pretoria, South Africa, Gauteng, ZA
2d ago

Introduction

A defense, security and telecommunications company situated in Centurion is seeking to employ an Accountant with 3 years, preferably in the manufacturing industry, to join their dynamic team.

Key areas of responsibility

Creditors 10%

Capture invoices / credit notes onto NAV where necessary

Correct all the allocations of transactions to creditors and general ledger accounts

Preparation and approval of daily (ad-hoc) and weekly creditor payments

Sign off creditor recons for month-end

Review creditors to ensure that there is nothing in the 60-90-day

column, thus ensure active movement in the aging

Debtors 10%

Capturing the debtor’s payments and applying them to the invoices

in the absences of the junior bookkeeper

Allocate the payments and transfers to the relevant accounts

Assist debtors that phone, fax or e-mail any requests promptly

Drive the age analysis to ensure the aging does not become lazy

Petty Cash 10%

Physically count the cash and ensure that the petty cash reconciles on a monthly basis.

Review the transactions captured in NAV to ensure its accuracy.

Reconciliation 15%

Capture the banks daily in NAV (Futures, assist with credit cards (when needed) and Holdings USD and EUR accounts (when needed)

Correct allocation of bank transactions to general ledger and creditors and debtors accounts

Complete monthly bank reconciliations (Futures and credit cards)

Calculate the weekly cash flow and send it to the relevant people

Accounting and controls 50%

Reviewing intercompany transactions, calculating interest on a monthly basis and ensuring that the intercompany balance is zero when it needs to be.

Actively manage and prepare month-end every month

Prepare the monthly intercompany matrix, ensure that is balance to zero

Prepare monthly audit schedules for balance sheet and selected expense accounts

Managing year end process for reporting with the Auditors within the required timelines for Alaris Antennas and Alaris Holdings

Analyze the recovery rates for the 3 production departments on a monthly basis, proper feedback to be provided to the HOD’s

Send out Flash results by the 4th working day of every month with commentary

Flash for Defense and Services to be sent to the Group FM and Group CFO, brief summary to be provided in body of email

Send out flash to the HOD of each department and business group by the 5th working day with commentary

Sit with each HOD with their income statement by the 6th working day and sort out issues, notes to be taken and communicated with the Financial Manager

Final income statements to be sent to Group FM and Group CFO by the 8th working day, with brief commentary in body of email

Maintain Fixed asset register, ensure all assets are tagged

Prepare VAT returns for the South African and Finnish VAT

Prepare the supporting documents to be submitted with the VAT returns

Ensure the maximum amount of cash (ZAR) is kept / transferred to the call account to earn maximum interest Cashflow Management

Assist Financial Manager with analytical reporting

Ensure that the financial controls of the company are adequate and maintained

Reporting all major errors in the NAV accounting system

Become the NAV expert so that assistance can be given to other departments

Challenging current working practices and finding ways to improve internal risk controls

Proactively evaluating risks and internal controls against changing trends and market / economic conditions

Safeguard all assets of the company

Oversee the process of maintaining (new and current) bank beneficiaries

Pre-approve all new and or amended bank beneficiaries in line with policy

Pre-approve payments by verifying documentation and requesting payments.

Ensure that the company complies with relevant laws, regulations and codes of business practice

Communicate any findings openly to management

Reporting irregularities to the directors

Distribute customer item sales list to product manager and product owners on a monthly basis, investigate margins to Claire as well??

Assist with stock takes and ensure that everything is accurate for the auditors

Assist colleagues in other departments with daily queries

Take full ownership (oversee duties) of the Creditors Clerk and

Junior Bookkeepers day to day functions - Coordinates activities and answers questions to guide accounting clerical staff

Supervision of any Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable staff

Training and mentoring junior staff

Prepare / assist with budgets by department and for AA & AH

Prepare and submit VAT, PAYE, TAX returns

Organize internal audits

Prepares income statements, balance sheets, and other documents

Audits records to substantiate financial transactions

Prepares and recommends procedures and policies by maintaining accounting controls

Education and experience required

B Com (Hons) degree with a minimum of 2 years commercial experience

Minimum applicable work experience (years) : 3 years

Required nature of applicable experience : Financial management in the Manufacturing industry

Computer literacy (essential) :

suggested) :

Microsoft Dynamics NAV, 2 to 3 years’ experience on any reputable accounting package

Remuneration

R 33 000 - R 38 000 CTC

Medical aid

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