Accountant

Short Job Description: 

A global software company, with a small Cape Town office, is looking for an Accountant to assist the Financial Manager. This is an approximate 20 to 25 hour per week role, where you will be mostly office based with opportunities to work from home. To start as soon as possible.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Cape Town CBD, with some flexibility to work at home at times
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Part-time hours
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Accountant (Non-CA)
Bookkeeping
Financial Accounting & Reporting
Required Qualification: 
Accounting degree or senior bookingkeeping qualification
Required computer program skills: 
Use of an accounting package, Sage or Netsuite preferable but not essential. Good excel skills required.
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
20-25 hours per week
Hourly rate /Project fee/ Salary: 
R20k - R25k per month depending on experience/qualification
Job posting date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Full Job Description: 

A global IT software company with an office in Cape Town managing the finance and administration of the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia sales operations.  A small team in Cape Town.  You would be reporting to the Financial Manager and working directly with the Managing Director. 

Responsibilities include:

  • General book-keeping
  • Posting of creditor invoices to the ledger
  • Posting of debtor invoices to the ledger, and debtor follow up
  • Posting of bank and credit card, and reconciliations
  • Preparation of sales invoices and purchase orders
  • Monthly account reconciliations and payments
  • Month end journals and balance sheet reconciliations to supporting schedules (accruals, prepayments)
  • Review of travel expenses and reporting
  • Fixed asset register management
  • Assisting with VAT (UK filings) - experience with UK VAT would be advantageous 
  • Posting of payroll journal (payroll completed in UK by payroll provider)
  • Support with Financial, Sales and HR administration

Reporting

Assist Financial Manager with company and group reporting requirements including:

  • Cash flow projections
  • Monthly payment report
  • Management accounts
  • Sales reporting
  • Annual audit preparation

Qualities

  • Can-do attitude
  • Excellent accounts and admin management skills
  • Team player who fits well within a small team
  • High attention to detail
  • Good written communication skills
  • Takes ownership and self motivated
  • Analytical and a good problem solver
  • Excellent excel skills
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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