Senior accountant

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: R420 000 per annum
Recruiter: Strategic Personnel
Job Ref: DeeAc
Summary: Join this fast paced distribution company based in Edenvale!



Job Description

  • Managing the General Ledger and Accounts Payable departments and Accounting System (Syspro).
  • Responsible for all General Ledger Journal entries.
  • Prepare month end Trial Balance, compile any month end adjustments and generate Income Statements and Balance Sheet for all branches, Head Office and Group Accounts.
  • Preparing monthly financial reports for senior management and report on it.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Handle annual audit (internal & external), including the preparation of all schedules & reconciliations and communication with auditors.
  • Preparation of year end and monthly financial packs required by holding company.
  • Preparation of Annual Budgets and Annual Insurance Declarations and reporting on it.
  • Closely supervise the Creditors and Cashbook clerks. Check and authorize all Creditors and Cashbook invoices and payments.
  • Preparation for statutory and tax returns including taking responsibility for all queries.
  • Closely supervise the Debtors department and take accountability for debtors function.
  • Responsible for insurance claims.
  • Prepare and monitor company cash flows.
  • Responsible for maintaining and reporting of contracts (Equipment and leases).
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed assets register


  • Recognized B.Comm (Accounting) degree/Accounting qualification CFA, ACCA, SAIPA, etc.
  • At least 8 years related experience.
  • Solid grasp of accounting and tax knowledge
  • Strong people management skills
  • Must have supervised more than 4 staff members for 3 years or more
  • Must be experienced in computerized Accounting Packages - SYSPRO
  • Computer literate, proficiency in excel is essential


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