Bookkeeper

Short Job Description: 

A commercial property developer and rental business is looking for a Bookkeeper to join their team.  4 day work week 8am - 5pm (closed on Fridays, flexi-type hours can be discussed further). Tertiary qualification or certificate in bookkeeping or accounting essential.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Cape Town Northern Suburbs, in office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Flexible working hours
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Bookkeeping
Required Qualification: 
Tertiary qualification or certificate in bookkeeping / accounting essential
Required computer program skills: 
MS Office, Xero
Estimated hours: 
4 day work week 8am - 5pm (closed on Fridays)
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R22 000 per month plus 13th cheque
Remuneration term: 
Monthly
Job posting date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Full Job Description: 

Responsibilities:

• Reconcile slips, invoices and statements received from Facilities Manager, suppliers and the like.
• Load payments, inter-account transfers, insurance info per ref, all supplier invoices and capture all credit card statements into
Xero
• Bank reconciliations
• Manage Turnover Report for selected properties, including follow up with tenants to provide the necessary information to
populate the report
• Monitor and reconcile all broker commissions
• Generate rental invoices monthly for all tenants including recoveries and utility charges per tenant
• Generate deposit invoices for tenants as required
• Manage the total amount of deposits held, and interest thereon for residential tenants
• Collections of rentals
• Manage tenant arrears from issuing statements to 7-day letters to handing over to legal
• loading of debit orders
• Administer and reconcile all municipal and maintenance charges, bank cash deposit fees etc
• Manage tenant process from new to vacating which includes creating a tenant account to journaling deposits when a tenant is
vacating as well as ensuring they are billed correctly
• Capturing of invoices and receipts on to accounting system
• Annually recalculate rates
• Ad hoc filing; typing; create & update presentation slides, draft basic correspondence, manage information management.
Competencies
• Computer literacy (MS Outlook, Word, Excel)
• Knowledge of Xero accounting, including receipt bank
• Strong accounting knowledge, including journals, reconciliations, payment remittances etc
• Strong organisation and coordination skills
• Good communication skills, excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Good team player, strong work ethic with a sense of urgency
• Conscientiousness/Integrity
• Able to take initiative and ownership of deliverables
• Attention to detail and deadline-driven
• Customer Service Orientation
• Ability to work in a small office environment
• Adaptability and ability to learn quickly
• Punctual
• Good personal hygiene
Qualification and Experience
• Matric essential
• Tertiary qualification or certificate in bookkeeping or accounting essential
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role essential
• Experience with Xero preferred, but not essential
• Experience working in commercial property environment advantageous

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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