Accountant – FMCG / Retail – Cape Town

JOB PURPOSE

 

This is a multi-facetted role which encompasses various administrative and accounting responsibilities

The ideal candidate will ensure the accuracy of financial record keeping, effectiveness of administration and the assurance that all accounting records have been properly recorded

 

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Bank Reconciliations:

The role will entail the accurate, timeous and complete reconciliation of the business bank accounts and the diligent addressing of any outstanding items – This includes the 7001: Kiosk Bank Account

 

Credit Card, Fuel Card and Expense Claim Administration:

The incumbent will be responsible for the accurate processing, approval and recording of manager’s expense claim related transactions and credit/fuel card transactions and update and transact on the ERP system

 

Payment Upload into Sage X3:

To load and control all company payments in a timeous and diligent manner and to liaise with management to approve payments and oversee the successful completion of the company’s payment cycle

 

Reconciliation of GL Accounts:

The role will also involve the overseeing, management and month end preparation of various reconciliations as detailed in the company’s Accounting Checklist

 

Reconciliation of Kiosk Banking:

To prepare and manage the daily kiosk banking and support schedules in terms of the Company Retail Sales and Banking SOP

Ensure that any outstanding, unreconciled, erroneous or system problems are addressed with a stipulated time period

 

Petty Cash:

Manage and reconcile the Petty Cash as held in Cape Town

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Credit Card Statements & Expense Claims:

  • Daily capturing of petty cash receipts, monthly reconciliation of petty cash
  • Monthly reconciliation of all credit card statements to receipts, following up on any outstanding receipts and ensure that all required source documentation is provided and filed
  • Ensure that all credit card statements are approved in terms of the company SOP
  • All tasks are completed in terms of the Accounting month end checklist

 

Banking:

  • Load monthly, weekly and ad-hoc payments timeously for authorization and oversee the payment process
  • Prepare all Company Bank Reconciliations on a monthly basis and where required on a weekly basis

 

Retail Kiosk/Store Banking:

  • Ensure that all deposit slips/credit card receipts are provided by the various kiosks/ stores daily
  • Daily reconciliation of kiosk/ store receipts to sales as per Sage X3 including the preparation and follow up of the Kiosk banking control spreadsheet
  • Follow up on all variances with the Retail Development Manager/ assigned individual, and the Retail Area Managers and ensure kiosk/ store banking internal controls are consistently maintained
  • Variances are timeously and consistently followed up and adequately resolved by Retail and/or Finance

 

Balance Sheet reconciliations:

  • Complete all balance sheet reconciliations as allocated according to the company’s Finance and Accounting Department Checklist

 

Accounting:

  • Undertake various accounting specific tasks as requested by the Financial Manager

 

Additional General Duties:

  • Perform general accounting support tasks in the Finance/ Accounting Department
  • Provide assistance, in a professional, skilled and diligent manner, to the Finance Manager and the Finance/ Accounting team as may be required. This may include, but not limited to, the preparation, and/or checking of finance reports and outputs, preparation of certain statutory returns or portions thereof including VAT/Income Tax schedules, and various other work of an accounting and financial nature
  • To proficiently undertake certain assignments provided by the Finance Manager
  • Assist with the Financial year end process

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A recognized Diploma / Degree in Accounting
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in an accounting or similar role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Advanced knowledge of SAGE X3, or at the minimum advanced knowledge of a similar ERP system

 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Analytical and strong reconciliation skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Work accurately and meticulously with high attention to detail
  • Pro-active in identifying problems and communicating these to your Line Manager
  • A strong ability to address matters in a timeous and complete manner
  • Professional and confident communicator
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Enjoy working in a team, but also can work independently
  • Dynamic individual, who is comfortable with change
  • It would be considered preferential to have SAGE X3, or similar ERP system experience
  • It would be considered preferential to be able to demonstrate and understand internal controls, systems and processes

 

 

 

Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to please apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to tracy@glass-house.co.za

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

 

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