Finance Assistant (Medical Company) – Johannesburg South

The main purpose of this position:

Compliance with all accounting and finance requirements of the company and assisting the financial manager where necessary


Duties & Responsibilities:

Cashbook Recons & Updating – Weekly:

  • Various bank accounts to be reconciled and recons to be processed


Stock Recounts – 6th Monthly:

  • Request GRV adjustments and stock holding reports from Distributors, match GRV with Supplier (Head Office) invoice
  • Capture stock/invoices and adjustment on pastel
  • Run inventory valuation report from pastel, match with stock holding
  • Year-end stock count
  • Prepare COGS reports
  • Prepare low shelf life report
  • Prepare purchase orders
  • Delivering tender documents to neighbouring countries
  • Monitoring out of stock products
  • Completing payment requisitions


Pastel Partner & Evolution – Weekly:

  • Capture on Pastel
  • GRV Stock


Bank Accounts – Daily:

  • Monitoring bank balances
  • Loading payments


Balance Sheet Recons – Monthly:

  • Maintain the following balance sheet items: accruals, suspense account, accounts payable


Raw Material Pricing & Payments – Weekly:

  • Establish relationships with Vendors and confirming pricing.
  • Timely payments to suppliers


Debtors Recons & Client Visits / Manage Accounts Receivable & Payable – Weekly:

  • Regular customer visits to state hospitals, depots, and other customers to improve relationship and resolve queries relating to payments
  • Reconcile statements from UPD with our ledger on excel on a monthly basis
  • Cashbook allocations to be processed weekly
  • Review accounts payable age analysis weekly
  • Provide comments on age analysis for overdue customers and suppliers
  • Check invoices to verify penalties/overcharges received from state clients
  • Process journal for decimal write off – monthly


Fixed Asset Management – Monthly:

  • Maintain asset register for the company and record all asset purchased on a monthly basis
  • Additions, disposals, and calculation of depreciation of assets done on a monthly basis
  • Manage company credit/petrol card facilities


General – Ad hoc:

  • Ad hoc activities given by the direct line manager



  • Oracle ERP system (basic understanding and two years’ experience – Compulsory
  • Matric/Grade 12 (Minimum C aggregate for Mathematics and Accounting on Higher Grade – Copy of matric results required)
  • BComm Accounting Degree or equivalent qualification is compulsory
  • 3 to 5 years’ finance experience



  • Pastel and Oracle is and added advantage – Candidate will be tested on Pastel & Oracle
  • MS Excel (Advanced Level – Candidate must be knowledgeable; efficient and navigation speed must be high in excel) – Candidate will be tested on Excel
  • Outlook
  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint (Advanced Level). Prior experience in PPT presentations is an added advantage



  • Time management (Overtime will be required occasionally and on short notice)
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and capability to multitask/prioritize



  • Candidate must have basic accounting concept knowledge (debits, credits, assets, liabilities, income and expenditures)
  • Accuracy, customer focused, logical thinking, highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Able to deal with people sensitivity, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude



Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to

Please allow two to three days for contact

Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

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Unit 3 Sunningdale Suites
12 Wild Wood Close
Cape Town
+27 21 554 5309 / +27 21 200 6629