ACCOUNTANT OPPORTUNITY IN RETAIL / FMCG - Hands-on, fast paced, high volume with accuracy key - BM Recruitment, Rustenburg

  • Rustenburg
  • Salary: R30 000.00 Per Month
  • Benefits: Aforesaid salary range is gross CTC
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Accounting
  • Posted by BM Recruitment on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  • Reference: 20a August 2019
  • Apply before Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 32 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: BM Recruitment


This is a new post for an Accountant to assist the Regional Financial Controller who is responsible for three stores in the Rustenburg area, and are owned by a cohesive group of entrepreneurs that have a national footprint of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) branded stores.  You should be residing in the Rustenburg area as  relocations are not preferred.

This is not for an overly seasoned Accountant / Financial Manager or someone coming from accounting articles environment.  It is a great opportunity for a candidate who has five years+ relevant accounting experience, whose background would be a good fit for this environment and who is now ready to take on this level of opportunity.  Whilst related retail background would be a big advantage, it is not essential however, for the right fit your background should be one that would adapt well to this retail environment which is fast paced, high volume turnover, cash and stock orientated / volume transactions.  Key also for this role would be your attention to detail /accuracy and that you are hands-on, highly flexible and  happy to put their hand to whatever is needed. 

The duties listed below are taken very much from a generic job profile so please note that  Regional Financial Controller is happy to look at preferably a National Diploma in Accounting, and sound, hands-on commercial experience  in accounting up to Balance Sheet level is important to her.  Your experience will be initially strongly used by her in policy and procedures development which is currently a key priority. Pastel Evolution and Excel skills will be utilized.  Note that Arch point of sale system is integrated with Pastel.   

Duties included but not limited to the following:-

  • Full admin function including processing of cash book, jnls as required.
  • Assisting the regional accountant with management of administration staff (Debtors, Bookkeeper, Cash book and creditors) ensuring full compliance with adopted accounting standards
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reporting to head office
  • Staff roistering and maintenance of payroll records for submission to heads office
  • Meeting all deadlines as set out by head office
  • Ensure store compliance with set policy and procedures
  • Review and reporting back to the executive committee on a monthly basis on store performance
  • Supplier relations and direct payments in consultation with head office
  • Liaise with external auditors in conjunction with group Finance GM
  • Any other duties or functions as determined management 
  • Safe guarding of company assets specifically stock , assets and cash
  • Able to assist staff manager as required



  •           Manage stress 
  •           Meet deadlines
  •           Self-starter and able to work without supervision
  •           Analytical and accurate
  •           Will be required to attend all stock takes (3 – 4 times a year)
  •           5 Day position (8.00am to 5.00pm /one hour lunch)



Candidate Requirements

As mentioned above happy to look at preferably a National Diploma in Accounting with hands-on sound commercial experience up to Balance Sheet.

Computer Packages:-

-          Pastel (Required) Evolution (advantage)

-          Excel (Required)

-          Arch advantage


Please do not submit your CV via Careers24 and directly, one or the other.

This position reports to: Regional Financial Controller - Rustenburg Apply before Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 32 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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About BM Recruitment

Bernadette Marques trades as BM Recruitment.  Her career in recruitment spans 34 years and incorporates holding the position of Human Resources Manager with an international accounting practice in her earlier career.  She spent 27 years with the largest privately owned recruitment company in South Africa prior to operating independently.

With her extensive broad-based experience, both in management and as a recruitment specialist, she is equipped to deal across the board, up to senior management level.  It is not about “throwing CV’s” for her, it is about developing personal relationships with her clients and from initial stages striving to acquire an in-depth understanding of her client companies and their needs to provide a professional, quality service and the submission of relevant CV’s.

Bernadette is known for her transparency, high level of integrity and ethical standards.

She understands that finding the right client entails more than just fulfilling skills requirements.  Therefore approaches each vacancy as a truly consultative partnership.  She takes the same approach when working with candidates and recognises that each person’s job search and needs are different.  To make a successful match-up, she expands her criteria to include not only skills but also personality and culture fit.  She successfully recruits and selects suitable candidates for every job specification by means of thorough, in-depth knowledge of her clients’ needs and culture, as well as her candidates’ skills and previous work experience.

All Bernadette’s candidates are interviewed with high attention to detail, and reference checks are recorded verbatim and included in the curriculum vitae.  On request further checks such as credit, criminal and qualifications can be conducted, with credit and criminal checks automatically conducted prior to offer stage on all financially orientated candidates.