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Main Tasks:
• Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
• Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
• Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
• Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
• Provide technical support and advice to the team
• Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
• Manage accounting assistants and Accountants
• Review journal entries of accountants to ensure accuracy
• Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
• Provide input into department’s goal setting process
• Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
• Assist with tax audits and tax returns
• Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
• Plan, assign and review staff’s work
• Train and mentor junior staff
• Support month-end and year-end close process
• Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
• Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
• Ensures the integrity of accounting information
• Maintains accurate monthly management accounts
• Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts, preparing a trial balance, and reconciling entries.
• Summarizes financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
• Liaise with the Financial Manager to improve financial procedures
Requirements and Skills
• Highly detail-oriented and organized.
• Solid communication skills
• Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
• Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees.
• Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Familiarity with accounting software and programs.
• Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures to analyze financial reports and forecasts
• Awareness of business trends
• Familiarity with financial accounting statements
• Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
• Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
Education Requirements
• More than three years of general accounting experience, either in a public accounting firm or in a private corporate environment
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math, business administration, or a related field
• Chartered Account CA(SA) and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, would be an advantage


Company Type:

Overberg Personnel

Job Type:

Full Time


Pietermaritzburg/ Umlaaz



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