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Assistant Accountant

Remuneration:Negotiable depending on experience 
Benefits:Contribution towards medical aid and life cover
Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior

Job description

Key responsibilities

Within the Finance team, you will find a dynamic group of individuals. We aim to deliver financial information to management and shareholders timeously. We aspire to supply them with accurate and most up to date information.

This role would report to the finance manager and is to assist the other members of the team with accurate and up to date data. Attention to detail would be key.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Daily tasks
  • Download financial and transactional data
  • Daily recon checks and review
Weekly tasks
  • Weekly data check - Imported data (ERP staging)
  • Weekly bank statement capture and update
  • Weekly settlement analysis and balance reports
Monthly tasks
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Balance sheet recons
  • Monthly journals
  • Income statement assist and analysis
  • Monthly follow up of discrepancies
  • Monthly audit file
  • Fee analysis/fees schedules reviews
Adhoc tasks
  • Assisting peers/staff with general enquiries
  • Motivation of team members
  • Work Pride
  • Taking ownership of tasks and projects allocated by management
  • Aspiring to meet deadlines
  • Effective communication
  • Documenting processes and procedures


Skills and experience required:

Essential criteria
  • Sound accounting background and experience of two/three years
  • Accounting qualification required
  • The clear understanding of reconciliation process (One/two years experience )
Desirable criteria
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics - Navision
Person specifications
  • Strong levels of co-operation
  • Needs to be able to work independently
  • Time management skills
  • Dependable and dedicated
  • Highly productive and self-motivated
  • Is analytical and has attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure and adapt to change
  • Is resilient and works well in a team
  • Needs to be able to communicate well.

Posted on 03 Mar 16:06

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