Published
17th July 2024
Location
Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Category
Finance  
Job Type
Salary
R600 000
Recruiter Name
Caitlind Lendrum
Email
caitlind@toptalentps.co.za

Description

Record to Report Accountant – 6 month contract – must be immediately available / 2 weeks
JOB PURPOSE:
Performs professional accounting work including compilation and analysis of financial data. Requires an understanding of accounting fundamentals and principles and bookkeeping experience. May include any or all of the following: ledgers and preparation of journal entries, fixed asset accounting, payroll accounting and any other month end related accounting to finalize the trial balance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Month End Accounting
Provide end to end accounting duties relating specifically to financial month end for the companies sitting within shared services. These include but not limited to Fixed Asset accounting, Payroll accounting, Prepayments, accruals, and journal processing.
Ensure accuracy, completeness and validity of the balances reported on in the general ledger accounts.
Balance Sheet Reconciliations
Compile and prepare balance sheet reconciliations and ensure all exceptions are addressed and resolved timeously.
Data Management
Help others get the most out of data management systems by providing support and advice.
Insights and Reporting
Contribute to the preparation of various data and analytics reports.
Document Preparation
Organize and prepare complex documents using a variety of computer applications such as Microsoft Office. Also responsible for gathering and summarizing data for special reports.
Financial Policies, Guidelines, and Protocols
Contribute to the development and delivery of financial policies, guidelines, and protocols to ensure the company complies with regulations and good financial practice.
Operational Compliance
Identify, within the team, instances of non-compliance with the organization's policies and procedures and/or relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct, reporting these and escalating issues as appropriate.
TASKS:
Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting, or other tax requirements.
Report to management regarding the finances of establishment.
Maintain or examine the records of government agencies.
Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans.
Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts.
Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals.
Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues.
Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel and direct their work activities.
Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property.
Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
Serve as bankruptcy trustees or business valuators.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:
Ensures Accountability
Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, tracks performance and strives to remain effective, learning from both successes and failures. Readily takes on challenges or difficult tasks and has reputation for delivering on commitments.
Tech Savvy
Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. For example, investigates technologies to learn some cutting-edge best practices. Uses digital/social media to benefit the team and add value to the work being done; understands how to avoid misuse of these tools.
Plans and Aligns
Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, outlines clear plans that put actions in a logical sequence; conveys some time frames. Aligns own work with relevant workgroups. Takes some steps to reduce bottlenecks and speed up the work.
Manages Complexity
Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, looks at complex issues from multiple angles; explores issues to uncover underlying issues and root causes; sees the main consequences and implications of different options.
Communicates Effectively
Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, listens attentively and takes an interest. Keeps others well informed; conveys information clearly, concisely, and professionally when speaking or writing.
Business Insight
Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, clearly understands how own activities relate to critical business drivers. Monitors business news and market changes for impact on the business or on own expertise area; uses this to shape decisions.
Financial Acumen
Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
For example, gathers the financial data and metrics essential for the role; interprets quantitative and financial data accurately; seeks guidance, as appropriate.
Customer Focus
Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

SKILLS:
Data Collection and Analysis
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
Compliance Management
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on achieving full compliance with applicable rules and regulations in management and/ or operations.
Computer Skills
Independently supports business processes with comprehensive understanding and effective use of standard office equipment and standard software packages, while also providing guidance and training to others.
Policy and Regulation
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on interpreting and applying knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in area of expertise.
Assessment
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
Verbal Communication
Uses clear and effective verbal communications skills without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on expressing ideas, requesting actions and formulating plans or policies.
Data Control
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on acquiring, organizing, protecting and processing data to fulfill business objectives.
Learning and Talent Development
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on motivating all employees to learn, grow and develop so that they can obtain the knowledge and experience they need to help the organization reach its goals.
Action Planning
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing appropriate plans or performing necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.
Review and Reporting
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on reviewing and creating relevant, lucid and effective reports.
Reporting
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on creating relevant, lucid and effective reports.
Policy and procedures
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.
Planning and Organizing
Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
Numerical Skills
Uses an understanding of numerical concepts to perform mathematical operations such as report analysis without supervision and provides technical guidance when required.
Costing and Budgeting
Works under guidance (but not constant supervision) to perform costing, budgeting and finance tasks.
Spreadsheet Expertise
Works with full competence to use spreadsheet software. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.
Document Management
Works with full competence to use document management tools to manage, view, organize, and store documents. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

EDUCATION:
BCom Accounting or higher
EXPERIENCE:
2+ years’ experience working as a financial accountant.

Salary - R600 000pa CTC

Send cv to caitlind@toptalentps.co.za

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