Job Title

Accounts Payable Clerk

South Africa, Western Cape
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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: Beauty and Health
Posted: 1 July 2024

Job Details

A dynamic, vibrant and growing cosmetics business is looking for an Accounts Payable Clerk to join their Finance Department in Bellville, Cape Town. 

The Accounts Payable Clerk will be responsible to ensure the completeness and proper allocation of invoices, purchase orders, remittances, quotes and delivery notes in order to ensure Supplier reconciliations and financial systems are maintained. They will support finance in ad hoc data capturing requirements, as well as validate the payments bank account on the accounting system and performing balance sheet recons at month end and ensure that Stock and Intergroup sales invoicing is accurately captured. 


  • Matric qualification  

  • Bookkeeping/ Relevant Accounting Qualification (diploma/ degree would be advantageous) 

  • 3-5 years’ experience as an Accounts Payable Clerk 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects with high attention to detail 

  • Excellent written and communication skills 

  • Computer literate MS Office, Word/Excel/Power Point 

  • Exposure to foreign transactions will be advantageous


Skills & Competencies: 

  • Must have strong organizational skills 
  • Planning, organizing, follow up and feedback 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and able to multitask 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to handle conflict in a professional manner 
  • Goal driven, Service Delivery and accounting principles should be your passion 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, with English the main medium of communication and other South African languages an added advantage 
  • Must show commitment – be well presented, friendly and have a professional demeanour 
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and achieve deadlines 
  • Must be computer Literate – excellent Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required and adaptability to learn inhouse web-based systems and more, as required 
  • Have the ability to grasp basic accounting principles and quickly learn accounting packages 
  • Must be able to stand in for colleagues within finance, but different departmental duties, where the need arises 
  • Able to communicate with colleagues, as well as Managers at all levels 
  • Influence the team positively and collaborate in order to achieve goals 
  • Able to assist Finance Controller with ad hoc queries and reports where needed