Senior Accountant (Ref: CFSA)

Position in the Financial sector in Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 13 May 2022
Job Description:

Our client is a logistics solutions provider operating from South Africa and most Southern African ports. They are looking for a Senior  Accountant who is going to be responsible for the management and reporting of financial transactions of an organization.

Reporting to: Financial Manager 

Main job function  

·        Communicating with internal stakeholders to ensure that all of their needs are understood and addressed

·        Building strong stakeholder relationships to maintain a good reputation for finance with management

·        Collaborating with various internal departments to ensure that they fulfil all customer requests

·        Collecting and analysing data concerning consumer behaviour to understand changing needs

·        Maintain full control of the bookkeeper function in the financial/administration department

·        Maintain and review internal controls and implement policies and procedures

·        Financial/Administration Duties

·        Producing a variety of reports including income statements and balance sheets

·        Checking for accuracy in reports, figures and postings

·        Reconciling and reporting any discrepancies found in the records

·        Adhere to all deadlines

·        Preparation of monthly management accounts, including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash flow Statements

·        Intercompany transactions

·        Monthly Business Unit expense analysis

·        Budget Variance Analysis by Business Unit & overall company

·        Audit and review of Petty Cash recons

·        VAT Returns / Reconciliations including SARS e-filing submissions

·        Assist with Internal Audit requirements

·        Assist with external annual audits

·        Update and review FAR and tax asset registers monthly

·        Complete Stats SA questionnaires


        B Com degree or equivalent qualification


        Min 5 years accounting work experience

        Sound working knowledge of accounting policies and principles

        Logistics industry experience (preferable)

        Ability to work accurately and within deadlines

        High level of analytical skills

        Attention to detail

        Ability to plan and prioritise and have excellent organisational skills

        Ability to perform under pressure with little supervision

        Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

        Strong Excel and systems skills

        Working knowledge of forex and exchange control (an advantage)

        Microsoft Dynamics AX experience (preferable)


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