Assistant Accountant / Bookkeeper

Categories: Bookeeping Jobs
Location: Stellenbosch Western Cape
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Published date: October 11, 2021 Modified date: October 12, 2021


Our client requires the service of an Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper who will be responsible for several companies (Body Corporate and/or Home Own Association) accounts (cash book and general ledgers). The Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper will also be responsible for recording all transactions and post expenses and income.

Duties & Responsibilities
Key performance areas:

Capture and allocate Cashbook data for several companies (Bodies Corporate + HOA) bank accounts.
Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and related General Ledgers Accounts.
Process Accounts Receivable payments in correct accounts.
Responsible for managing Accounts Receivable balances within defined company payments terms.
Oversee work of Managing Agent
Assisting managing agent with resolving client invoice and statement queries
Assisting managing agent with drawing up of budgets
Review Accounts Payable reconciliations and related General Ledger reconciliations.
Processing and month end provisions and reconciliations of general ledger.
Preparation of Statutory Submissions and VAT returns
Retrieves documentation and provides information for the Auditor, as required, during the annual audit.
Provide back-up assistance to other members of the team on request of director.
Consistently demonstrates willingness to assist managing agents with tasks to ensure smooth operations in department.
Contributes positively towards a professional and pleasant working environment in department and company.
Always communicates professionally with colleagues and managers.

Desired Experience & Qualification
The successful candidate must have:

Matric with a Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Auditing
Must have at least 3 years relevant experience
Excellent computer literacy (MS Office - Word, Excel & Outlook)
Must have experience in Pastel and similar accounting systems
Must have an understanding of VAT
Proven ability to compile and present spread sheet data
Ability to use own initiative
Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Professional personal and telephone manner
Must be able to work accurately under pressure, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and have strong problem solving skills
Strong attention to detail
Must have excellent numerical skills
Must have a valid driver’s license with own reliable transport
Must be willing to work overtime when needed


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