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Junior Accountant/Bookkeeper

Remuneration:R12000 - R15000 per month Basic salary 
Location:Cape Town, Muizenberg
Education level:Degree
Job level:Junior/Mid

Job description

Main purpose of the role
  • Works closely with the financial administrator to ensure timely processing of invoices and billing of receivables/refunds.
  • Performs creditors and cash bookkeeping functions to ensure accurate accounting records.


Functional and technical competencies:
  • Advanced computer literate i.e. Pastel, Excel, internet banking, MS Office.
  • Operate basic office equipment.
  • Understand call centre processes/procedure/technology.
  • Understand and use general business principles and practices in executing daily work; know business model, products, services, customers, and the marketplace.
Behavioural competencies:
  • Attention to detail – the ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently.
  • Focus on quality – setting high-quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and to secure quality.
  • Integrity – adherence to the standards, values, and rules of conduct associated with one’s position and the culture in which one operates.  Being incorruptible.
  • Controlling progress – the ability to control the progress of employee’s processes, tasks, or activities and of one’s own work and responsibilities.
  • Problem analysis – the ability to detect problems, recognise important information and link various data; to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.
  • Verbal expression – the ability to communicate in clear language and to adjust one’s use of language to the audience’s level.
  • Result-orientedness – the ability to take direct action in order to attain or exceed objectives.
  • Cooperation – the ability to work effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal – even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.
  • Planning and organising – the ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time, and resources needed to achieve those goals.
  • Discipline – the ability to adjust to existing rules, procedures, and policy. Finding reinforcement from the right authority when in doubt.
  • Forming judgment – the ability to balance facts and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account.
  • Listening skills – the ability to show one absorbs and understands important (non-) verbal information and to ask further questions when necessary.
  • Customer orientation – the ability and willingness to find out what the customer wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organisation’s costs and benefits into account.
  • Conflict management – the ability to handle conflicting interests diplomatically and to help solve them.
  • Sensitivity – being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and being aware of the influence of one’s own behaviour on them.
  • Workmanship – independently carries out his/her work in accordance with professional standards of the profession. Is developing herself/himself in her professional field. Has a thorough knowledge of her/his field.
  • Stress management – the ability to perform under pressure and adversity.
General competencies:
  • Manages work activities and transactions with transparency and fairness.
  • Develops project work plans with a thorough understanding of the functional are.
  • Seeks clarification and direction from the manager, as required.
  • Links information across individual work to form a comprehensive perspective.
  • Analyses setbacks and seeks honest feedback to learn from mistakes.
  • Develops solutions to recurring problems.
Minimum educational requirements and work experience:
  • Tertiary qualification in accounting.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the field.

Posted on 20 Jun 07:43

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