Bookkeeper - #336799


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Contract type: Full time
Reference: PE002257-RB-1

Our client is seeking to employ a Bookkeeper based in Port Elizabeth.
A wonderful career opportunity awaits you.

  • The Candidate requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or any other related field.
  • At least  8 to 10 years of experience in general accounting and performing of the general financial administration functions of a company/business.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Deep understanding of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of general business practices.
  • Expertise in accounting software (Sage Evolution and Pastel) and proficiency in all Microsoft applications (especially Microsoft Excel).
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to analyse huge volumes of data (meticulous attention to entry of data, comfortable dealing with huge volumes of data, etc.).
  • Ability to work in a team and create strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ease, be self-motivated and proactive, have a voracious thirst for knowledge, have critical attention to detail, be able to prioritize and meet deadlines while working on multiple duties/tasks and have critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that will ensure effective conveyance of information and execution of duties in a cross-functional setting.
  • Proficient in Afrikaans and English (writing and speaking).
Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:
  • Maintain records of financial transactions by posting and verifying data.
  • Define bookkeeping policies and procedures.
  • Develop systems to account for financial transactions by establishing a chart of accounts (using Sage Evolution).
  • Manage and control all aspects of Payroll (Pastel) as well as submit EMP201 returns, IRP5 reconciliation and all other payroll related documents to SARS.
  • Manage and control all aspects of debtors (using Sage Evolution) – accurate allocation of deposits and following up on outstanding debtors.
  • Manage and control all aspects of creditors (using Sage Evolution) – creditors recons, accurate allocation of payments made, following-up on outstanding credits etc.
  • Load creditor payments, salaries, and wages onto banking platform (currently FNB Business Online).
  • Recon of inter branch/company loan accounts (and other inter branch/company accounts e.g., debtors and creditors).
  • Manage and control all aspects towards VAT (preparing and submitting VAT returns). Recon VAT returns to VAT control accounts etc. Recon VAT reports to the Sales/Turnover account.
  • Calculate and submit Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA) on an annual basis.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and reports by collecting, analysing and summarizing information.
  • Develop and implement financial controls as and where needed.
  • Maintain a balanced general ledger and preparing a trial balance.
  • Develop and maintain system generated reports.
  • Compile and maintain fixed asset registers.
  • Prepare information and data for auditors.
  • Prepare budget and monitor variances against budget.
  • Advise management on compliance needs.
  • The candidate will need to be working together with various team members within the company.
Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


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