Accounts Payable Supervisor (Ref: CFAPDBN)

Position in the Financial sector in Durban & Jhb - Anywhere in South Africa
Posted On Monday 16 May 2022
Job Description:

Our client is a logistics solutions provider operating from South Africa and most Southern African ports. They are looking for an Accounts Payable Supervisor to be based in Durban, who will be responsible for managing the accounts payable team, overseeing the processing of supplier / vendor invoices and payment transactions and preparing relevant reports for their African group. 

Main job function

·        Prepare reports regarding cash flow; ensuring correct payments are made in a timely manner

·        Manages and supervise accounts payable clerks;

·        Enforces the policies, procedures and guidelines for proper handling and coding of invoices to maintain accurate general ledger transactions

·        Ensure internal controls are implemented and monitored

·        Reviews, approves vendor reconciliations and ensures queries are addressed timeously;

·        Reconciles accounts payable age analysis to general ledger

·        Engage with vendors to communicate payment cycles and terms;

·        Ensure vendor reconciliations are prepared and reviewed according to set deadlines

·        Communicate with the business to ensure that ad-hoc suppliers are made aware of our payment cycles; and

·        Liaise with BU manager regarding queries and processed items.

·        Ensures proper maintenance, filing, and storage of records

·        Prepare all necessary information for any audits (statutory, internal, tax, BEE, etc.)

·        Performs other related duties as assigned by management


        Relevant qualification - advantageous


·        Minimum of 5 years accounts payable experience, 2 of which with supervisor experience

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        High level of integrity, accuracy, attention to detail and good organisation skills

·        Ability to work under pressure and to consistently meet deadlines

·        Ability to prioritise and organise workload with a sense of urgency

·        Be responsible and accountable for all work performed

·        Strong mathematical and analytical skills as well as a strong understanding of the accounts payable function

·        Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office applications

·        Be able to motivate, train and manage team


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Catherine Fforde