Senior Bookkeeper

Short Job Description: 

Our client, a Financial Services firm based in Hillcrest, Durban is currently recruiting a Senior Bookkeeper who can take overall responsibility for client relationships and for processing of records from source through to management accounts, annual financial statements and tax returns.This position is a permanent position with flexibility in hours as well as being a hybrid role of in-office as well as work from home.

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Office based and work from home
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Hybrid - office & remote
Main area of expertise required: 
Accountant (Non-CA)
Estimated hours: 
6-8 hours per day/Flexible
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R28k - R34k per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021
Full Job Description: 

Senior Bookkeeper, hillcrest KZN, Work from home

Main Purpose of Position:

  • Ensure the accurate preparation of management accounts and year end Annual Financial Statements for presentation to directors of various organisations;
  • Assist with the setting of budgets for clients; and
  • Administer the control/audit requirements associated with these processes.
  • Supervise sub-ordinates and ensure that their work is adequately planned.
  • Preparation of taxation returns and assistance with provisional tax estimates

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Technically competent, i.e. Accounting knowledge through to Annual Financial Statements.
  • Knowledge of accounting packages – Xero, Pastel Accounting
  • Knowledge of payroll packages – Payspace,  VIP Payroll.
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a large work load.
  • Good leadership/management skills.
  • Ability to delegate.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking ability.
  • Ability to adapt to different situations easily.
  • Ability to think out the box.
  • Ability to take ownership of work responsibility.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good motivational skills.
  • Good training and coaching skills.
  • Strong client relationship skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Strong principle-centred leadership ability.
  • High standards with respect to quality of work.
  • Fair.
  • Strong sense of integrity.
  • Good people skills.
  • Dedicated and hard working.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Responsible.
  • Thorough and precise.
  • Structured and systematic.
  • Efficient.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Honest.
  • Patient.
  • Calm and confident.

Work Experience:

  • Experience in Xero, Pastel Accounting, Payspace and/or VIP Payroll.
  • Minimum 5-10 years relevant working experience.

Minimum level of Education/ Qualifications Required:

  • Matric (Grade 12).
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office).
  • National diploma in Accounting.


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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