Virtual Junior Accountant/Bookkeeper

Short Job Description: 

A small consulting firm is looking for a junior bookkeeper/accountant to manage VAT processes and general bookkeeping functions.

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Stellenbosch, work-from-home
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Part-time hours
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Accountant (Non-CA)
Required Qualification: 
Recognised accounting (non-CA) or bookkeeping qualification with at least 5 years bookkeeping experience
Required computer program skills: 
Xero, Pastel, Sage One and Advanced Excel
Estimated hours (state hours per day or week): 
4-5 hours per day (Half-day)
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R8 500 per month
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Full Job Description: 


Bookkeeping and processing

• Full bookkeeping processing on Xero, Pastel and Sage One (very few) up to Trial Balance (customer invoices and credit notes, send out statements, supplier invoices, bank reconciliations, journals)

• Preparing payment batches from Xero

• Saving and organizing documents in the Cloud

• Filing and administration – adhering to record retention legislation

Monthly reconciliations

• Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, especially loan accounts between group companies

• Fixed asset register (including calculation of depreciation)

• Performing reasonability calculations to ensure income and expenses are complete and accurate

• Must be able to notice variances and discrepancies and to investigate same

• VAT reconciliations

• Month-end packs

• Taxes


  • Review supplier invoices for VAT requirements, reconciling VAT general account to VAT report, submitting VAT returns, VAT reasonability calculation on an annual basis, perform online VAT registrations (SARS e-filing platform)

Income tax:

  • Completing income tax returns on SARS e-filing, correspondence with SARS, navigating the SARS e-filing profile, liaising with SARS on client matters, CGT base cost calculations

Other requirements:

  • Perfectionist
  • Very good at paying attention to detail
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Can do attitude
  • Problem solver
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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