Senior Accountant

Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Salary: Annual salary
Recruiter: SilverBridge
Job Ref: Finance
Summary: Senior Accountant



Job Description

General Purpose

The individual will be responsible for the full accounting function of the company including but not limited to:

  • Prepare and analyse monthly management accounts.
  • General corporate accounting issues in order to ensure the integrity of the financial data
  • General application of financial procedures and controls
  • General administration and other duties assigned by the Group Financial Manager

Business Process Management

  • Ensure accurate reporting in accordance with set procedures 
  • Adhere to financial policies and procedures
  • Adhere to statutory regulation (pertaining to institutions such as SARS, CIPRO, etc.)
  • Report unauthorised expenditures to the Group Financial Manager
  • Ensure that all payments are authorised, before payment thereof
  • Data capturing of all financial transactions on a financial system to ensure accurate record and bookkeeping.
  • Prepare audit files to submit to internal and external auditors (in compliance with requirements as set out by management and internal & external auditors)
  • Prepare copy and enter journal entries.
  • Managing SLA’s with business units
  • Ensure financial documentation is up to date



  • Effective monthly financial reporting
  • Prepare, interpret and comment on monthly management reports
  • Consolidation of monthly results
  • Prepare monthly schedules WIP and revenue schedules
  • Assist with the preparation and analysis of quarterly financial reporting schedules.


  • Accounts payable processing
  • VAT returns and payments
  • Pension fund and Medical aid payments.
  • Payroll function 


General Accounting

  • Perform reconciliation of all control accounts
  • Prepare and process manual journal entries as required
  • Review and correct GL as required
  • Monthly measurement of financial performance vs. budget
  • Ensure financial documentation is up to date



  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Team player
  • High level of commitment and high standards of integrity and work ethic
  • Target driven and goals orientated
  • An ability to work quickly, accurately  and under pressure
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent  English business writing skills
  • Attention to detail and good organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to make decisions


Education and Experience

  • Minimum qualifications: accounting degree
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial experience
  • Ability and experience in performing full accounting function
  • Work experience in a  similar position
  • Competent with Microsoft office, specifically MS Excel
  • Work experience in a similar position
  • Experience with working on Sage Pastel Evolution




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