Position title
We are looking for an experienced accountant to join us at Enslins East London. 
Important information to take into account: 
  • Applicants should be able to start immediately.
  • The position is based in East London, but the successful applicant can work remotely after the training period of 1-3 months.
  • Experience with SARS, Xero and Sage Accounting and Payroll is necessary.
  • Applicants should also have experience in setting up financial statements on Draftworx.
Role and Responsibilities
  • Manage all accounting operations based on accounting principles
  • Collect, analyze, audit and summarize account / financial information and examining financial records to check for accuracy
  • Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data and meeting and interviewing clients
  • Managing colleagues, workloads and deadlines and guiding accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Audit financial transactions and document accounting control procedures
  • Administering monthly payroll runs
  • Preparation, compilation and presentation of reports, budgets, business plans, commentaries and financial statements and management statements
  • Providing tax planning services with reference to current legislation
  • Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Prepare month end journals and reconciliations for several accounts including the VAT and Fixed Assets.
  • Calculating, reconciliation and submitting to Sars of all tax types
  • Handling of queries and submissions to Cipc, UIF and Compensation Commissioner
  • Submission of EMP501 reconciliation on Sars Easy-filing
  • Other duties as communicated from time to time by management
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Proven working experience as an Accountant in a small/medium firm or in a relevant field
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  • Excellent accounting software user
  • Strong attention to detail and confidentiality
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • Financial prescripts experience (GAAP and GRAP)
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for SME’s
  • Thorough knowledge Accounting Software (Xero, SAGE, Pastel and Draftworx)
  • Thorough knowledge Sage Payroll software
  • Thorough knowledge of SARS / E-filing system & Sars Easy-filing
  • Thorough knowledge Income tax, VAT Act
Preferred Skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform duties with limited supervision
  • Deadline orientated with attention to detail
  • Hands-on, proactive approach
Employment Type
Job Location
East London
Date posted
15th Jun 2022
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