Short Job Description: 

A company that provides refrigerant and industrial gases is looking for an Accountant.  This is a contract starting as soon as,  until approximately March 2020 working with the Finance Manager. This is a full day role with flexibility.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Montague Gardens
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Accountant (Non-CA)
Required Qualification: 
Relevant Qualification
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
8- 5 Flexi
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R35k per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Full Job Description: 

To ensure the completion of accurate and timeous monthly accounts, financial reports and statutory returns.

Reports to

Financial Manager

Supervises and/or consults with

Finance team, Management Team, Production team, Customers, Suppliers

Level of Responsibility

Directed, with some autonomy


Grade 12, Accounting Diploma/Degree, CIMA qualified

Work Experience

+5  - 7 years accounting experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong computer skills (pivot tables for Excel), strong communication skills, good interpersonal skills, good reporting skills, ability to multi-task, strong numeracy skills, ability to prioritise, detail orientated, team orientated, strong time management skills, problem solving ability.

Individual Attributes

Deadline driven, detail orientated, confidential, high level of integrity, well organised, proactive, analytical, self-motivated

Working Conditions

Office based


Key Performance Areas (KPAs)

  1. Management Accounts
  1. Debtors and Creditors Supervision
  1. Payments
  1. Fixed Assets
  1. Accounting System (Great Plains)
  1. Statutory
  1. General



Management Accounts

Key Tasks

1. Ensure accurate reconciliation of sales ledger and rebates

2. Prepare Balance sheet reconciliations monthly, inclusive of reconciliations between general ledger and sub-ledgers.

3. Prepare monthly flash & management accounts for review by FM.

4. Ensure accurate and timeous preparation of monthly expense analysis per department (Actual vs Budget), meeting monthly with department heads.

5. Prepare monthly cash flow and Capex forecasts for review by FM.


Debtors and Creditors Supervision

Key Tasks

1. Supervise the processing of debtors and creditors transactions, ensuring correct and accurate allocation of payments.

2. Ensure efficient reconciliation of all accounts.

3. Ensure all significant issues and outstanding amounts are highlighted monthly to FM.

4. Ensure prompt and professional handling of all queries.



Key Tasks

1. Ensure accurate and timeous preparation of all weekly payments.

2. Ensure accurate and timeous preparation of all monthly payments.

3. Ensure accurate and timeous loading of payments on Standard Bank

4. Ensure effective management of ageing, ensuring everything is processed and paid timeously.


Fixed Assets

Key Tasks

1. Ensure fixed assets register is kept up to date and that assets are labelled.

2. Ensure accurate reconciliation of the fixed asset ledger.

3. Ensure a fixed asset count is undertaken of all assets on sit in conjunction with a useful life analysis of all assets.


Accounting System (Great Plains & COGNOS)

Key Tasks

1. Ensure thorough understanding of Great Plains & COGNOS for efficient and effective operation of processes to maximise for optimal use.

2. Perform monthly maintenance checks in Great Plains.



Key Tasks

1. Accurately prepare and reconcile monthly VAT.

2. Assist Financial Manager with Tax and PAYE.



Key Tasks

1. Ensure all filing is kept up to date.

2. Ensure back-up of all financial data and key reports and important documents is undertaken monthly.

3. Act as liaison to Audit team, being the primary contact for queries during audit.

4. Assist in the preparation of annual budgets to aid an efficient and accurate budgeting process.

5. Act as a point of contact for financial queries and issues from the business providing information and efficiently resolving queries.

6. Assist the FM with any ad-hoc projects to support business improvements.

7. Comply with all Company policies, procedures and management systems.

8. Comply with the Company and legislated health, safety, environment and quality standards.

9. Any other additional tasks and/or duties as may be assigned by the Financial Manager from time to time.

Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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