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Junior-Intermediate Accountant (Xero) (JHB)

Finance/Admin
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
YOUR strong numerical skills and attention to detail is sought to fill the role of a Junior-Intermediate Accountant by our client, a development firm dedicated to pioneering innovative agricultural technologies, where intricate design intersects with inventive creativity. Tasks will range from will range from financial processing to managing client relationships. The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelors in Finance, Accounting OR Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in a Finance-related field & be SAICA/SAIPA/CIMA Certified. As a Junior you will need ±2 years relevant work experience and for Intermediate level, 2-5 Years relevant work experience within a Finance Department. You must also be familiar with South African financial regulations, tax laws, and financial reporting standards, have a solid understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) in South Africa & be proficient with Xero and Excel.
 
DUTIES:
Financial Support and Analysis –
  • Assist with the preparation of financial management packs and reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cashflow statements.
  • Support month-end and year-end close processes.
  • Conduct basic financial analysis to help senior Finance staff with making informed decisions.
 
Budgeting and Forecasting Support –
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and periodic financial forecasts.
  • Help maintain budgeting tools, databases, and records.
 
Data Management –
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry into the company’s accounting system (Xero).
  • Maintain financial databases, computer software systems, and manual filing systems.
 
Compliance and Internal Control –
  • Support the Finance Department’s compliance efforts with all regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the documentation and monitoring of internal controls.
 
Cash Flow Assistance –
  • Help manage day-to-day cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing reports.
 
Accounts Receivable and Payable –
  • Assist with the management of accounts receivable and payable. This includes invoicing, monitoring incoming payments, processing receipts, and making payments to suppliers.
 
Financial Policies and Procedures –
  • Help develop and implement financial policies and procedures to improve efficiency and ensure the accuracy of financial information.
 
Reporting and Documentation –
  • Prepare and maintain financial documentation and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
 
Team Collaboration –
  • Work closely with other departments to assist with financial planning and analysis.
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to financial strategy discussions.
 
Professional Development –
  • Engage in ongoing learning and development opportunities to understand the latest financial regulations, trends, and best practices.
 
Special Projects –
  • Assist with special projects as needed, which could include future capital raises, the implementation of new technology, or research into financial regulations.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting.
  • Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in a Finance-related field.
  • Professional Certifications: SAICA/SAIPA/CIMA.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • Junior – ±2 Years relevant work experience, Intermediate – 2-5 Years relevant work experience within a Finance Department.
  • Good foundational knowledge in Finance or Accounting.
  • Must be able to build strong internal client relationships.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational ability.
  • Proficiency in financial software (Xero), Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) in South Africa.
  • Familiarity with South African financial regulations, tax laws, and financial reporting standards.
  • Driver’s License (This role will include some travelling).
  • Experience gained through internships, learnerships, or traineeships, especially those that are relevant to Finance or Accounting, can be particularly valuable.
 
Desirable –
  • Experience working with INCO terms.
  • Experience in the Agriculture and Technology sectors.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Someone to enhance the positive company culture with a high emphasis on morals, values and diversity.
  • Preferably someone with a passion for/experience in the Agriculture industry.
  • Ago-getter that can grow with the company.
  • Proven ability to be part of a team and collaborate across departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence credibly and effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Proven verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ownership and responsibility.
  • Able to work without close supervision.
  • Approaching problems in a rational and analytical manner.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • It’s also important for candidates to demonstrate a proactive approach to learning and the ability to work well in a team environment.