Accountant Inventory and GL Support
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
11d ago


Mercedes-Benz South Africa is looking for an Accountant who will be responsible for MBSA Vehicle Accounting, Inventory Recons for SWT function in compliance to the Company's Integrity Code & to inform superior about deviations.

Responsibilities :

Month end Vehicles - Manage the vehicle closing process. Calculate and Prepare Closing Entries in respect of Revenue Recognition Cut-

off Journal. Upload once authorised. Review all Vehicle Stock Recons prepared by MBGSP for accuracy and completeness. Review all vehicle related journals prepared by MBGSP relating to inbound provisions and Stock in Transit Accounts for accuracy and completeness.

Ensure stock MIF submission data is compiled and submitted to MBGSP (Inventory & Elimination Data for Vehicles).

Post-Closing. Vehicles ongoing reconciliation of selected inbound, stock in transit and suspense general ledger accounts.

Analyse all open items by age and ensure all necessary adjustments are communicated to MBGSP via e-ticket for action. Regular liaison with Supply Chain, Controlling, APDP and AP is required to resolve issues.

Interface Management - Vehicles, liaise with MBGSP, IT & Controlling to ensure the daily interfaces from EL & Daimler & SWT in respect of vehicle purchases are processed.

Vehicle Inventory Management - Responsible for annual company car stock and new car stock count and reconciliation. Ensure monthly reconciliation of Used & Co Cars between SAP & VMACS.

Monitor all vehicles older than 12 months in stock in order to ensure accurate accounting. Coordination with KPMG & East London

Ensure no material KPMG audit & Corporate Audit findings and assist in remediation activities.

ICS controls - Responsible for the performance, maintenance and reporting of selected controls. All processes documented per Sarbanes Oxley and ISO TS 16949 standards.

Continuous improvement and upgrading of all processes, work standards and solutions. Control execution done and loaded on RCTS as per deadlines.

Any deviations noted and remediated.

Contract Management - Review all non-standard sales & purchasing contracts in terms of the DAG Policy, ensuring all Accounting / Tax treatment is catered for and that the relevant systems and process are in place within Group Accounts to manage the entries within our books.

Notify and advise the relevant colleagues of the correct Accounting treatment that has to be followed. Periodically liaise with Business / Legal in order to ensure that the process is being followed, (refer RCTS RE-

020-015 & EX-020-00080, EX-020-00085, EX-020-00090, EX-020-00095 for more guidance & Sales Contract Policy C137 30).

Ad-hoc Support on any additional accounting functions are require.

Self-development. Taking personal responsibility for learning and development through a process of assessment, reflection and actioning.

This can include both on and / or off the job training. This also includes the sharing of learnings with team.

Specific Knowledge : Delegation of authority

Skills and Attributes : Assertiveness


Verbal and written communication

Problem solving and conflict management

Effective Time Management

Numerical reasoning

Accuracy and Attention to detail

Experience :

3-5 years’ experience in the accounting environment (automotive industry an advantage), background in stock management.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered, however the following will apply :

Foreign nationals must qualify for a work visa / permit as per the provisions of the Immigration Act 13, 2002.

Division’s Employment Equity Plan in terms of the Employment Equity Act, No 58, 1998.

Code of good practice on the employment of people with disabilities.

Only applications submitted online / career will be considered. Applications sent by email WILL NOT be considered.

Email address provided for query purposes only.

IMPORTANT : For an optimal selection process, please attach all relevant documents.

Closing date is 22 October 2018.


BCOM or Bachelor of Accounting Science (B Compt) or relevant equivalent.

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