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Junior Accountant


Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, ZA

Vacancy:  Accountant

Minimum qualifications and experience

Relevant financial and accounting qualification with at least 5 years’ experience.


Main responsibilities (key performance indicators)

    • Working Capital Charges (WCC):
      • Accurate weekly and month end submissions to Group and track it against approved limits
      • Perform monthly projections and rolling forecast
    • Preparation and review of balance sheet month end reconciliations
    • Oversee and review of:
      • Daily bank processing, reconciliations, and other inquiries
      • SG&A (Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses) monthly accruals and reports (actual versus budget)
      • Petty cash reconciliation and payments
    • Annual budget process:
      • Liaise with budget owners to ensure all input required for the SG&A, CAPEX and WCC budgets are timeously collected and submitted
    • SAP internal controls:
      • Performing of continuous internal controls and checks relating to all SAP journal processing, account allocation, account clearing and corrections
    • Accounts receivable:
      • Daily bank receipt processing
      • Weekly client statement distribution and queries
      • Processing of interest on overdue accounts receivable
      • Weekly cash forecast
      • Trade references
    • Accounts payable:
      • Review of daily and monthly supplier reconciliations
    • Any other ad-hoc accounting tasks and requests as and when required.
    • Innovation: Continuously improving accounting processes, aptitude for continuous system enhancements and automation


Essential skills

  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Computer Literacy (MS Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude
  • Planning, organising and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure while always maintaining excellent attention to detail and high a degree of accuracy
  • Deadline driven
  • Ability to work collaboratively at all levels within the business and within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinker with emotional resilience to overcome obstacles


Desirable skills

  • SAP experience would be highly beneficial
  • Previous supervisory experience of junior staff would be beneficial



  • Reports to the Financial Controller.
  • Salary is market related basic salary with provident fund and medical aid benefits.

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