Accountant

Accountant based at Head Office: Cape Town International Airport

Reporting to the Financial Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for managing the finance department.

Role description:

The role is also responsible for the operational function in costing analysis and management information needs. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to the on-going efficiency and improvements in all areas of the organisation. The position interacts directly with seniors /operational managers in all functional areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to the Financial Manager to facilitate management reporting.
  • Management and supervision of finance department
  • Maintenance of Fixed Asset Register.
  • Management of full treasury function. Includes reviewing and loading of monthly supplier EFT payments, ad hoc EFT payments and foreign supplier payments.
  • Preparation of month-end journal entries and balance sheet review.
  • Full Accounts Receivable function, including debtor’s collections.
  • Maintenance of General ledger and processing month end journals
  • Develop, implement, and maintain product costing of inventory using Xero.
  • Preparation for annual budgets / annual audits
  • Cash flow management
  • Preparation and submission of all statutory tax returns (PAYE, UIF, SDL, VAT, WCA).
  • Review and assisting with processing supplier invoices
  • Provision of the ad hoc analysis and advice as required.
  • Provision to on-going finance process improvements and enhancement of management information.
  • Can from time to time be requested to perform duties outside immediate areas of responsibility

Requirements:

  • Financial/Accounting degree is required – SAIPA Advantageous
  • At least three to five years working experience in finance
  • Ability to manage and develop staff
  • Strong financial management skills
  • The ability to provide financial information for strategic business decisions
  • The ability to implement accounting standards and accepted business practices in financial reporting
  • The ability to produce and deliver accessible and informative financial reports on tight deadlines
  • Computer literacy with strong Excel skills is essential
  • Knowledge of XERO highly advantageous
  • A clear and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to understand complex concepts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Adaptability to a fast-changing environment.
  • Flexibility with changing requirements regarding working hours.
  • Reliable personal transport

Preference will be given in accordance with the organisation’s Employment Equity Policy.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to email a detailed CV to recruitment@ams.org.za by no later than Friday, 29 July 2022.

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