Junior Accountant

Location: Somerset West, Western Cape

Ref: LRF21015

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

Excellent growth opportunity for a Junior Accountant to join a rapidly expanding business within the alternative energy sphere. This business has been expanding nationally and recently internationally as well and they have made their mark by delivering high tech solutions for the telecommunications industry in the form of high-tech battery solutions.

The ideal candidate will be responsible the debtors’ administration duties as well as for assisting with the accounting function. The ideal candidate will have advanced Excel skills, Pastel and/or Sage experience and Pastel Evolution will be an advantage.

The firm has grown by large margins over the last few years and they require an individual that wants to grow within a team of skilled individuals who are leading the way in battery tech by way of their predictive test, recovery and management solutions. They deliver only the best and they have close relationships with their employees and their customers.

The post reports directly to the Financial Director and is part of a finance team.

Duties and Responsibilities       

  • Processing accounting receivables and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
  • Performing day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts receivables' data
  • Preparing bills receivable, invoices and bank deposits
  • Liaising with accounting team and supporting the accounting department
  • Provide administrative support and reporting to finance management
  • Daily and monthly accounting and processing up to trail balance
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Monthly journal entries
  • VAT reconciliations (assistance with income tax and provisional tax submissions)
  • Responsible for calculating VAT, PAYE and other necessary SARS requirements on a monthly basis
  • Preparation of year end schedules to support the preparation of annual financial statements as well as other admin duties
  • Payroll preparation
  • Sorting and filing of financial records
  • Capturing transactions on the electronic accounting system and on any other necessary systems (data entry)
  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable invoices (internal and external)
  • Invoicing

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: Certificate, Diploma or degree in finance – NQF 5 or 6
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years related experience
  • Completed SAIPA articles will be advantageous
  • Foreign currency experience

Computer Skills

  • Sage Evolution experience will be advantageous, alternatively Pastel, Sage or similar
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, SUM, SUMIF, Data Filter, Data Sort)
  • MS Word

Skills required

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Experience on Sage Evolution

Salary – R18k to R20k pm

 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Ensure you meet all the requirements
  • Complete all the requested information below
  • Remember to attach your CV
  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.