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A full time Senior Accountant position for a leading Financial Services business unit based in Midrand and part of a listed financial services group is available. Paying Max of R700K CTC


Key Performance Areas

  1. Month-end reporting
  2. Team management
  3. Management of the general ledger for both the management and holding company and ability to process multiple journal entries across various areas
  4. Management and review of account reconciliations
  5. Effective teamwork and self-management
  6. Hard working and dedicated and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  7. Forward thinker and ability to exercise initiative


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Recently qualified CA(SA) with approximately 18 months post articles experience
  • General computer literacy to at least intermediate level (Windows, MS Word and Excel)
  • Pastel Accounting or any other Accounting software package experience advantageous
  • Understand general ledger structures and reconciliations


Competencies and skills

  • Knowledge of Pastel accounting system
  • Experience in performing reconciliations and assessments of general ledger accounts & the ability to follow up on reconciling items
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel
  • Written and verbal communication skills (especially when dealing with the team and others within other areas of the business)
  • Problem solving
  • Planning, organising and monitoring
  • Resilience
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Excellent understanding of operational finance
  • Excellent understanding of financial processes


1. Month-end reporting

  • Processing of all journals
  • Reconciliation of ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Review of creditors and age analysis
  • Review of debtors and age analysis
  • Review of reconciliations and ensuring variance are investigated and resolved
  • Checking GL allocations
  • Ensuring monthly packs are completed within given deadlines
  • Monthly management of clearing accounts
  • Review reconciliations and processes run at month end


Key Focus Areas

Stock Management:

  • Review stock on hand and process additions journals and depreciation entries
  • Maintenance of reconciliation between stock listing and trial balance on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for the loading of fixed assets onto Pastel and the underlying detail supporting each asset

Debtors Management:

  • Reconciliation of trip payments to bank statements
  • Ensuring the accuracy of amounts billed and receipted debtor sub ledger
  • Review and management of the Corporate Clients Age Analysis


  • Processing of monthly journal entries
  • Reconciliation of ledger accounts (balance sheet entries)


  • Processing of monthly journal entries
  • Reconciliation of ledger accounts (including both balance sheet and income statement)

 Cash & bank:

  • Assisting with the weekly review of cashbook posting


2. Team management

  • Compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Assist with the management of the team’s performance

3. Year End Audit

  • Assisting with the preparation of year end audit file
  • Assisting with all other requests from Auditors
  • Any other ad-hoc requests


4. Effective teamwork and self-management

  • Consistently manage own priorities so as to achieve all deliverables
  • Follow any lawful and reasonable instruction from your manager
  • Act as part of the team and always assist other members of the team to achieve common goals
  • Consistently live and be an example of the Company values
  • Adherence to the fraud policy, departmental Fraud Response Plan (FRP) and associated policies and procedures.
  • Timely reporting of all instances of suspected or proven fraud via the appropriate reporting channel.




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