Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Finance
KZN

Our client is looking for a Financial Accountant to perform a variety of finance related tasks and assist the Finance Manager with reporting and tax deadlines.
 
Essential Qualifications and Experience:
        • Bcom (Accounting), preferably with articles and active professional body membership (SAICA, SAIPA, ACCA)
        • Proven accounting experience, preferably as an Accountant or Bookkeeper with 1 to 2 years Post articles experience
        • High level of confidentiality
        • Strong work ethics and integrity
        • Solid knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and accounting standards
        • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Excel
        • Working experience on SAP B1 or Similar ERP
        • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
        • Excellent communication abilities with aptitude in problem-solving
        • Hands-on experience with spreadsheets and financial reports (Very Important)
        • Accuracy and attention to detail
        • Aptitude for numbers  
        • Ability to perform filing and record keeping tasks  
 
 
Key Responsibilities:
        • Update cash forecast with CFC account balance daily and review all updates done by G.L Clerk.
        • Responsible for review HYYP accounting records on XERO including ensuring Tax compliance.
        • Responsible for the review of billing to HYYP customers and review of credit apps for completion.
        • Preparing month end journals for HYYP and assisting with customer queries and internally generated queries.
        • Prepare the management accounts for HYYP.
        • Responsible for updating all expected foreign and local supplier payments to cash forecast weekly.
        • Send Management Accounts out to all Managers at month end for their review.
        • Ensuring strict deadlines are met by staff to ensure timeous management accounts.
        • Review month end reports for reasonability and reporting and highlight variances where necessary.
        • Reviewing, preparing, and loading all foreign payments for payment approval.  
        • Prepare monthly foreign creditor recons and resolve any queries timeously.
        • Review the G.L recons prepared by the Bookkeeper and discuss and resolve queries with FM
        • Review of monthly creditors reconciliations. Retain responsibility for all local and foreign creditor recons and payments.
        • Responsible for ensuring all entries (additions, disposals, retirements) to F.A Register are registered appropriately and done by the Bookkeeper.
        • Maintain foreign beneficiaries on the companies CFC account.
        • Review & authorisation of J.E prepared by the Accounts Clerk & Bookkeeper within the authority matrix.
        • Preparation of month end management accounts, including (but not limited to) all aspects involved in the month end close process, such as reviewing and finalising the month end queries.
        • Review the Fixed and Intangible Asset Registers, maintained by the Bookkeeper  
        • Review petty cash reconciliations.
        • Review and post corporate credit card journals.
        • Review Foreign payment proposals  
        • Preparation of the year end audit files.
        • Assist with the preparation of the Annual Financial Statements.
        • Assist with reconciliation of Intercompany Loan accounts for all Group entities.
        • Attend and assist with company stock counts when required.  
        • Supervise three staff members.
        • Deal with general finance and business queries as they arise.
        • Assist with Capex motivations and follow-ups.
        • Analyse data for sales and operations teams, providing value added commentary and suggestions for  improvements.
        • Ad-hoc tasks as requested by the FC or FM.