Junior Accountant | Gauteng
Our client is looking for someone to provide support to the Financial Accountants and record and
review financial transactions to ensure completeness, accuracy and timely submission of information
used to support the business in their financial decision making and ensure statutory compliance.
Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records and financial statements, to assess accuracy,
completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Review accounts for discrepancies and reconcile differences.
Prepare adjusting journal entries and establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper
Support others by carrying out financial monitoring tasks. Check cash book batches and
reconciliations to ensure that transactions are allocated accurately and submit timeously to the
accountants on a weekly basis. Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement journals,
reconciliations and schedules and ensure that all supporting documentation is attached in the
month end file for review by the Financial Accountant.
Management accounting and financial management
Deliver standard operational or administrative processes, interpret instructions and make
choices (from defined options) to get the job done. Check accounts payable and receivable
batches on a daily basis to ensure that transactions are allocated accurately in terms of
amounts, VAT, description and account. Control and review the age analysis of the accounts
payable on a monthly basis to ensure that it is within the agreed terms and conditions of the
Develop working knowledge of the organization’s policies and procedures and of regulatory
codes and codes of conduct relevant to own work. Adhere to mandatory procedures to ensure
own work is undertaken to the required standards. Obtain authorization from a supervisor or
manager for any exceptions from mandatory procedure.
Data Collection & Analysis
Extract relevant data from information provided by others, and input it into spreadsheets or
Assist with general customer queries and difficult customers. Liaise with auditors, external
business partners and internal customers on a daily basis to provide accurate information and
respond and resolve enquiries to a satisfactory outcome.
Record financial transactions on a daily basis into the applicable business systems to ensure the
accuracy and completeness thereof.
Classify, measure and record corporate transactions with the use financial accounting principles.
Basic knowledge of VAT, A good understanding of general accounting principles
Policy and Regulation
Interpret and apply knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise to achieve
IFRS, VAT, TAX, Insurance regulation policy; Solvency requirement liquidity;
Governance Companies Act.
Support business processes and understand and effectively use standard office equipment and
standard software and process packages.
Office suite software- Intermediary Experience in SAGE X3.
Matric/Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential); BCom degree in
Accounting or similar - SAICA accredited university (Essential)
2 years experience in a similar role (Essential)
Experience within the financial services industry (Advantageous)