Job Title

Accountant / Bookkeeper

South Africa, Eastern Cape
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Area: South Africa, Eastern Cape
Sector: Financial / Accounting Services
Posted: 14 March 2024

Job Details

SPECIFICATION

Small Fiduciary Service business based in Port Elizabeth with an ancillary accounting department that services clients by assisting them with there financial management, reporting and statutory submissions. The clients are generally small, and all privately owned (no listed entities).

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Responsible for preparing annual financial statements for various clients from trial balance.
  • Passing year end adjusting journals.
  • SARS e-filing of income tax, PAYE and VAT
  • Filing and administration
  • Maintaining client accounts on Sage/Pastel
  • Liaising with customers re their business and assist them in making financial decisions.
  • Responsible and accountable for the full cash book function
  • Drafting of management accounts
  • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of Value Added Tax, including maintenance of the VAT control account and preparation of the month-end VAT reconciliations.

REQUIREMENTS              

Education & Qualification

  • Batchelor of Commerce with Accounting

Skills & Experience Required

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • 4 – 5 years working experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Sage / Pastel accounting system
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft packages, especially Excel
  • Strong knowledge of Draftworx or CaseWare software
  • Strong Knowledge of SARS e-filing system
  • Ability to analyse data.
  • Ability to complete tax returns on e-filing (individuals, companies & trusts)
  • Strong accounting technician
  • Limited taxation knowledge

Competencies

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to use initiative, show innovation, and suggest ideas.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • A positive attitude with good organisational skills

Characteristics:

  • Enthusiasm – WANTS to work.
  • Accuracy
  • Trustworthy – able to handle confidential transactions.
  • Organised 
  • Reliable 
  • Accurate 
  • Honest 
  • Service-oriented.
  • Positive  
  • Confident
  • Passionate
  • High service standards