Bookkeeper (Temp)

Bookkeeper (Temp)

Pillangó Placements

Bookkeeper (Temp)

Details of the offer

The temporary position becomes available on 1 September 2019, for a period of 6 months.The successful candidate will be employed on a 6 months fixed term contract and will be based in Stellenbosch. The role will report directly to the Senior Accountant and will primarily focus on fulfilling the various group reporting and accounting requirements for a group of investment companies, shareholder coThe duties of the role will include, but not be limited to the following: Processing of various monthly bank statements into accounting software Processing of various monthly investment/broker house cash accounts Maintenance of general ledger accounts Maintenance and improvement of sound internal controls Responsible to lead the monthly and year-end ‘accounting close’ process Month-end closures of foreign currency adjustments on foreign currency bank accounts, loans and foreign customers/suppliers Maintenance and processing of various monthly group interest calculations Preparation and processing of various monthly journal batches, entries and accruals Maintaining a good electronic and physical filing system Monthly and quarterly invoicing Maintenance of a small fixed asset register Preparation and submission of company group VAT return Preparation and submission of annual company and agent income tax returns Prepping/drafting of Excel annual financial statements for some of the smaller entities Maintenance of various monthly reconciliations relating to group investments Balancing and maintenance of intercompany, and associate entity loans Assisting with the audit processes of the various entities Assisting with the budgeting process Assisting with monthly group management accounts Assisting with weekly cashflow updates Track and resolve accounting discrepancies Other ad-hoc duties as and when required Skills, experience and qualifications The candidate should be a driven, proactive self-starter, with good communication skills, along with good numerical and analytical abilities. The desire/attitude to ‘want to learn’ and develop is strongly preferred as a personality attribute.Other important attributes would be time management, attention to detail, a positive attitude and the ability to work in an open office environment.The ideal candidate should have demonstratable experience of preparing and maintaining financial records up to trail balance level, with a good understanding of general accounting and taxation (VAT) principles. An understanding of foreign currency transactions and fair value accounting will be an added bonus.Further, the candidate should have a good general understanding of accounting software (Sage/Xero/QuickBooks), and the ability to process bank statements, journals and foreign currency month-end closures on an accurate and timeous basis.Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following criteria: AAT Qualified; or CAT Qualified; or Relevant Accounting Diploma; and 2 years experience working in a similar role Excel (basic formulas & large spreadsheets) and Microsoft Office proficiency DISCLAIMERThe advertised salary range is merely a guideline to attract a range potentially suitable candidates to the advertised position. This doesn’t automatically mean that a successful candidate can claim an offer for the maximum advertised salary. It is the prerogative of the future employer to offer a candidate a market related remuneration package in line with the candidate’s qualifications, skills and level of experience

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