Warehouse and Distribution Company providing FMCG products to forecourts, retail, chain stores and the informal sector seeks an Accountant to provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.
FMCG/Retail experience working with the likes of Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite etc., is a must!
Preparing financial statements and reporting are a large part of the accountant’s day-to-day work. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.
The goal is to contribute to the overall efficient operation of the department and help the company be fully aware of its financial condition.
Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
Processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned
Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
Preparation of monthly/yearly closings
Assist with other accounting projects
Prepare monthly BEE reports
Prepare monthly VAT and EMP submissions
Qualifications: B.com Accounting or General
Completed SAICA or SAIPA articles
Proven experience as a junior accountant/accountant
Excellent organizing abilities
Great attention to detail
Good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant computer software.
Must be proficient in Pastel Payroll and Sage Cloud Accounting
Must be proficient in using SARS eFiling and SARS easyFile